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

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 22 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 / ...

$106 - $176

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice - Airport to Genoa Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Genova - Stazione Marittima to Biasca

$92 - $130

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  14 h 39 min

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

$114 - $188

Fly Nice to Geneva, train  •  10 h 53 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

$146 - $345

Travel to Nice, fly to Zurich, train, line 2 train, line 110 bus  •  9 h 35 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

$128 - $354

Fly Nice to Basel, train  •  11 h 13 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

$117 - $304

Fly Nice to Milan Linate, train  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Milan Linate (LIN) NCE - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
  3. Take the train from Bellinzona to Airolo

$174 - $517

Train to Marseille, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  13 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Antibes to Marseille-St-Charles
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MRS - MXP
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
  4. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

$158 - $422

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

The best way to get from French Riviera to Swiss Alps without a car is to train which takes 12 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 22 min to get from French Riviera to Swiss Alps, including transfers.

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The best way to get from French Riviera to Swiss Alps is to train which takes 12 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Nice Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 152+ hotels available in Swiss Alps. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from French Riviera to Swiss Alps.
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  • Distance: 237.4 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 22 min

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, Ch. Du Puy, Antibes, Milano Centrale, Bellinzona, Airolo, and Airolo, Stazione in around 12 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from French Riviera to Swiss Alps via Gare Routiere, Ch. Du Puy, Antibes, Nice Airport, Nice - Airport, Genoa, Genova - Stazione Marittima, Biasca, Biasca, Stazione, and Airolo, Stazione in around 13 h 43 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Nice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Nice to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Antibes to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Antibes to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
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 Genève-Aéroport to Brig
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
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 - $23
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
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 - $50
1st Class Ticket
$65 - $80
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Antibes to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Antibes to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Nice - Airport to Genoa
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Genova - Stazione Marittima to Biasca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
domo-reisen.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
$60 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.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
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
$20 - $27
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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