There are 8 ways to get from Nantes to Zürich by train, bus, night 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  •  8 h 2 min

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

$202 - $230

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Bus  •  15 h 28 min

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

$68 - $115

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Bus, night bus  •  19 h 21 min

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

$70 - $120

Drive  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Nantes to Zürich 613 miles

$130 - $190

Fly to Zurich  •  6 h 2 min

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

$113 - $293

Fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Basel (BSL) NTE - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$100 - $347

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  6 h 4 min

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

$132 - $426

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Geneva (GVA) NTE - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Zürich HB

$137 - $402

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The cheapest way to get from Nantes to Zürich is to bus which costs 55€ - 100€ and takes 15 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nantes to Zürich is to fly and train which costs 85€ - 300€ and takes 5 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nantes to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Nantes and arriving at Zurich via Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 28 min.

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The distance between Nantes and Zürich is 762 km. The road distance is 980.8 km.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 8 h 2 min and costs 170€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Nantes to Zürich, including transfers.

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Nantes to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nantes, Nantes Haluchère station.

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The best way to get from Nantes to Zürich is to train which takes 8 h 2 min and costs 170€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 100€ and takes 15 h 28 min, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 250€ and takes 6 h 2 min.

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There is no direct flight from Nantes Airport to Zurich Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Nantes to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Map of how to get from Nantes to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 476 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 2 min

What companies run services between Nantes, France and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Nantes to Zürich via Paris Montparnasse, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Bercy, Gare de Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 8 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nantes to Zürich via Paris - Gallieni and Paris in around 15 h 28 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
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 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 Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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 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 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
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nantes to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Nantes to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nantes to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $490
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nantes to Zurich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
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
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
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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
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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
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
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
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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