There are 8 ways to get from French Riviera to Swiss Alps by train, bus, plane or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Antibes to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
  3. Take the train from Bellinzona to Airolo 20 / ...

$124 - $173

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice - Airport to Milan
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione 076
  3. Take the bus from Castione, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione 191

$58 - $89

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  14 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Lugano
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo 61-Y / ...

$118 - $191

Travel to Nice, fly to Zurich, train, line 2 train, line 110 bus  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Travel from French Riviera to Gare Routiere
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Zurich (ZRH) NCE - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
  4. Take the line 2 train from Arth-Goldau to Erstfeld
  5. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo
  6. Take the line 110 bus from Airolo, Stazione to Gotthard Passhöhe

$119 - $346

Fly Nice to Basel, train  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Basel (BSL) NCE - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

$116 - $301

Fly Nice to Geneva, train  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Geneva (GVA) NCE - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt

$145 - $343

Fly Nice to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) NCE - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

$142 - $367

Ferry to La Môle, fly to Sion, train  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
  2. Fly from La Môle (LTT) to Sion (SIR) LTT - SIR
  3. Take the train from Sion to Brig
  4. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt

$102 - $373

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from French Riviera to Swiss Alps is to bus which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 14 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from French Riviera to Swiss Alps is to fly and bus and train which costs 120€ - 320€ and takes 9 h 11 min.

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The distance between French Riviera and Swiss Alps is 380 km.

It takes approximately 12 h 17 min to get from French Riviera to Swiss Alps, including transfers.

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What companies run services between French Riviera, FR-93, France and Swiss Alps, Switzerland?

You can take a train from French Riviera to Swiss Alps via Gare Routiere, Gare Routiere, Antibes, Milano Centrale, Bellinzona, Airolo, and Airolo, Stazione in around 12 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from French Riviera to Swiss Alps via Gare Routiere, Gare Routiere, Antibes, Nice Airport (NCE) Terminal 1, Nice - Airport, Milan, Milan, Milan, Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione, Castione, Stazione, and Airolo, Stazione in around 14 h 5 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Nice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $340
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Air Glaciers
Website
air-glaciers.ch
Flights from La Môle to Sion
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $230
Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Antibes to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
thello.com
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Antibes to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$36 - $38
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$36 - $38
First
$56
Train from Zuerich Hb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Sion to Brig
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Airolo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Sion to Brig
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$35 - $45
1st Class Ticket
$65 - $80
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Nice - Airport to Milan
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Castione, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Airolo, Stazione to Gotthard Passhöhe
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Nice to Lugano
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
Ferry operators
Les Bateaux Verts
Phone
+33 (0)494 492 939
Email
info@bateauxverts.com
Website
bateauxverts.com
Ferry from Les Issambres to Saint-Tropez
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
bateauxverts.com

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