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There are 10 ways to get from Marseille to Switzerland by train, bus, car 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  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Basel SBB Tgv
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$175 - $218

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Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from MARSEILLE Gare Saint-Charles to LE CANNET Office de Tourisme Ler 20 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cannes, Cannes to Zurich N508

$50 - $107

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Train via Genève  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Genève Tgv
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...

$180 - $254

Bus Marino Autolinee  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Marseille to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Torino to Zurigo MarinoBus / ...

$80 - $145

Drive  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Marseille to Zürich 445.4 miles

$95 - $140

Fly Marseille to Zurich  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Zurich (ZRH) MRS - ZRH

$93 - $314

Fly Marseille to Strasbourg, train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Strasbourg (SXB) MRS - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB

$91 - $466

Fly Marseille to Lyon, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Lyon (LYS) MRS - LYS
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève

$106 - $386

Fly Marseille to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MRS - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$92 - $292

Train to Nice, fly to Geneva  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Cannes
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Geneva (GVA) NCE - GVA

$81 - $189

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The cheapest way to get from Marseille to Switzerland is to bus which costs 40€ - 95€ and takes 12 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Marseille to Switzerland is to fly which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Marseille to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Marseille-St-Charles and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 41 min.

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The distance between Marseille and Switzerland is 449 km. The road distance is 712.7 km.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 6 h 41 min and costs 150€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to get from Marseille to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Marseille to Switzerland train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Marseille-St-Charles station.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Switzerland is to train which takes 6 h 41 min and costs 150€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 130€ and takes 12 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Marseille to Switzerland train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Marseille to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 280.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 41 min

What companies run services between Marseille, France and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Marseille to Zürich via Basel SBB and Zürich HB in around 6 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Marseille to Zürich via Turin, Torino, Zurigo, and Zürich, Sihlquai/HB in around 12 h 25 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Lyon
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Marseille to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
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
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Genève
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $80
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $70
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Marseille to Turin
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Torino to Zurigo
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
marinobus.it
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 Torino - Bus station to Zürich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Marseille - St-Charles Bus station to Cannes
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines IT
Lignes Express
Phone
0 821 202 203
Website
info-ler.fr
Bus from MARSEILLE Gare Saint-Charles to LE CANNET Office de Tourisme
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
info-ler.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Cannes, Cannes
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cannes, Cannes to Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Marseille to Switzerland is 713 km. It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to drive from Marseille to Switzerland.

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Swiss, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Marseille Airport to Zurich Airport.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Marseille Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs 1€ - 4€.

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