There are 8 ways to get from Nice to Switzerland by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Geneva  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Geneva (GVA) NCE - GVA

$45 - $132

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the night bus from Nice, Nice to Zurich N507

$44 - $70

6 alternative options

Fly to Basel  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Basel (BSL) NCE - BSL

$45 - $172

Fly to Zurich  •  3 h 47 min

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

$78 - $257

Train  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec

$90 - $130

Bus  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Zurich

$60 - $128

Train via Zug(CH)  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zug(CH)
  3. Take the train from Zug to Zürich Stadelhofen 5

$126 - $200

Drive  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Nice to Zürich 377.7 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nice to Switzerland is to fly which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 3 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Switzerland is to fly which costs 35€ - 160€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The distance between Nice and Switzerland is 352 km. The road distance is 604.4 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Nice to Switzerland, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Milano Centrale and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 6 min.

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The best way to get from Nice to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 9 h 6 min and costs 75€ - 120€.

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Nice to Switzerland train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Milano C.Le station.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 220.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

What companies run services between Nice, France and Switzerland?

easyJet and Swiss fly from Nice to Geneva 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Zürich via Milano Centrale, Zuerich Hb, and Zürich HB in around 9 h 6 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
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zug(CH)
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zug to Zürich Stadelhofen
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Nice, Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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