There are 9 ways to get from France to Schaffhausen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb Tgv
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen 151-Y / ...

SFr 123 - SFr 182

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Bus  •  13h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Zurich N99

SFr 43 - SFr 55

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Train via Strasbourg  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb Ter
  3. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Schaffhausen 3-Y / ...

Bus, train  •  13h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Freiburg 570
  2. Take the train from Freiburg to Donaueschingen 1
  3. Take the train from Donaueschingen to Singen 5-Y / ...

SFr 78 - SFr 177

Drive  •  6h 34m

  1. Drive from Paris to Schaffhausen 666.2 km

SFr 85 - SFr 130

Fly from Nice, train  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Zurich (ZRH) NCE - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Schaffhausen

SFr 89 - SFr 262

Fly from Paris CDG, train  •  5h 25m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) CDG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Schaffhausen

SFr 93 - SFr 301

Train, train to Luxembourg, fly  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from St Avold to Metz Ville
  2. Take the train from Metz Ville to Luxembourg
  3. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Zurich (ZRH) LUX - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Schaffhausen

SFr 120 - SFr 375

Fly from Lyon, train  •  5h 18m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Zurich (ZRH) LYS - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Schaffhausen

SFr 129 - SFr 310

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The cheapest way to get from France to Schaffhausen is to bus which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 13h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from France to Schaffhausen is to fly and train which costs 80€ - 250€ and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from France to Schaffhausen. However, there are services departing from Institut Du Monde Arabe and arriving at Schaffhausen via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from France to Schaffhausen. However, there are services departing from Cité and arriving at Schaffhausen via Paris l'Est, Strasbourg, Basel SBB and Basel Bad Bf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 31m.

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The distance between France and Schaffhausen is 524 km. The road distance is 666.2 km.

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The best way to get from France to Schaffhausen without a car is to train which takes 6h 2m and costs 110€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 6h 2m to get from France to Schaffhausen, including transfers.

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France to Schaffhausen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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France to Schaffhausen train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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The best way to get from France to Schaffhausen is to train which takes 6h 2m and costs 110€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 13h 7m.

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  • Distance: 524.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 2m

What companies run services between France and Schaffhausen, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Paris to Schaffhausen via Gare De Lyon - Maison De La Ratp, Paris Gare De Lyon, Zuerich Hb, and Zürich HB in around 6h 2m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Schaffhausen twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 35 - SFr 45 and the journey takes 10h 5m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 390
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 320
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 400
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 230 - SFr 490
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 700
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 240 - SFr 800
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 270
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 440
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 140
Train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 75 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 100
Train from Metz Ville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 28 - SFr 33
1st Class
SFr 22 - SFr 26
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Freiburg to Donaueschingen
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Donaueschingen to Singen
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 25
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 23 - SFr 27
1st Class
SFr 37 - SFr 39
Train from St Avold to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 10 - SFr 12
1st Class
SFr 13 - SFr 18
Train from Metz Ville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 11 - SFr 14
1st Class
SFr 16 - SFr 20
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Donaueschingen
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Donaueschingen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 12
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from St Avold to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 13
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Donaueschingen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Eurolines FR
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Freiburg Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Website
Karat-S
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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France to Schaffhausen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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France to Schaffhausen train services, operated by DB ZugBus RAB GmbH, arrive at Schaffhausen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between France to Schaffhausen is 666 km. It takes approximately 6h 34m to drive from France to Schaffhausen.

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Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Nice Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 260+ hotels available in Schaffhausen. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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The best way to get from France to Nice Airport is to tram which takes 30 min and costs 2€.

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