There are 6 ways to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Zürich by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Zurich  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Zurich (ZRH) NCE - ZRH

$75 - $241

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Zurich N508

$35 - $60

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Fly to Basel, train  •  2 h 52 min

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

$70 - $223

Thello, train  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Take the Thello from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...

$120 - $203

Bus Eurolines FR  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Zurich

$57 - $127

Drive  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Nice Airport (NCE) to Zürich 382 miles

$80 - $120

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice and arriving at Zurich. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice Airport (NCE) to Zürich. However, there are services departing from St-Laurent-du-Var and arriving at Zürich HB via Nice Ville and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 47 min.

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The distance between Nice Airport (NCE) and Zürich is 425 km. The road distance is 611.2 km.

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The best way to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Zürich without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Zürich, including transfers.

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Nice Airport (NCE) to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice station.

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Nice Airport (NCE) to Zürich train services, operated by Thello, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Zürich is to fly which takes 1 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 45 min, you could also Thello and train, which costs and takes 10 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Nice Airport (NCE) to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Map of how to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 265.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 44 min

What companies run services between Nice Airport (NCE), France and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss and Lufthansa fly from Nice Airport (NCE) to Zürich 5 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Nice Airport (NCE) to Zürich 6 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h 45 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Train operators
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
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
thello.com
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 Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Nice Airport (NCE) to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice Airport (NCE) to Zürich is 611 km. It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to drive from Nice Airport (NCE) to Zürich.

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Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Nice Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Nice Airport (NCE) to Zürich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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