There are 10 ways to get from Nantes to Switzerland by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly to Geneva  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Geneva (GVA) NTE - GVA

$55 - $257

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Fly to Basel  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Basel (BSL) NTE - BSL

$70 - $287

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  4 h 58 min

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

$104 - $369

Fly to Zurich  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Zurich (ZRH) NTE - ZRH

$113 - $293

Fly to Lyon, train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Lyon (LYS) NTE - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève

$78 - $260

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 58 min

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

$63 - $300

Train  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Nantes to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv

$210 - $246

Bus  •  15 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Nantes to Paris - Gallieni
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Zurich

$76 - $131

Bus, night bus  •  19 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Nantes, Nantes Haluchère to Strasbourg 1923
  2. Take the night bus from Strasbourg to Zurich N401

$72 - $123

Drive  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Nantes to Zürich 613 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Nantes to Switzerland is to fly which costs 45€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nantes to Switzerland is to fly which costs 55€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 5 min.

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The distance between Nantes and Switzerland is 743 km. The road distance is 980.8 km.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 8 h 6 min and costs 170€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Nantes to Switzerland, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Switzerland is to fly which takes 4 h 6 min and costs 45€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 170€ - 210€ and takes 8 h 6 min, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 120€ and takes 15 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Nantes Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nantes to Switzerland is 981 km. It takes approximately 9 h 10 min to drive from Nantes to Switzerland.

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easyJet and Air France offer flights from Nantes Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 653+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nantes to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 464.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 6 min

What companies run services between Nantes, France and Switzerland?

easyJet and Air France fly from Nantes to Geneva 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nantes to Zürich via Paris Montparnasse, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Bercy, Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Zürich HB in around 8 h 6 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nantes to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Nantes to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Nantes to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Nantes to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Nantes to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Nantes to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Nantes to Lyon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Nantes to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Nantes to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Nantes to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $490
Flights from Nantes to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nantes to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Nantes to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Nantes to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Nantes to Lyon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Nantes to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Nantes to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $490
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nantes to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Nantes to Geneva via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Nantes to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Nantes to Basel via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Nantes to Zurich via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Nantes to Zurich via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Nantes to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Nantes to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Nantes to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nantes to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Nantes to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nantes to Zurich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nantes to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nantes to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $490
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Nantes to Zurich via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,000
Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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 Nantes to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $230
Bus operators
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
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Nantes to Paris - Gallieni
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
isilines.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Paris to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Nantes, Nantes Haluchère to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Nantes to Nantes Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs 2€.

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