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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.

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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 16 min

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

$44 - $70

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Fly to Zurich  •  4 h 3 min

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

$78 - $257

Fly to Basel  •  3 h 40 min

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

$45 - $172

Fly to Lyon, train  •  5 h 33 min

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

$91 - $329

Train  •  9 h 22 min

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

$120 - $196

Bus  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Zurich

$61 - $130

Drive  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Nice to Zürich 377.7 miles

$80 - $120

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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€ - 150€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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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 22 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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The best way to get from Nice to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 9 h 22 min and costs 100€ - 170€.

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

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Nice to Switzerland train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Switzerland is to fly which takes 3 h 41 min and costs 35€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 170€ and takes 9 h 22 min, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 120€ and takes 9 h 39 min.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Nice to Switzerland train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zürich HB 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 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Zürich via Milano Centrale and Zürich HB in around 9 h 22 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 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Nice to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$26 - $220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
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.

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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
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 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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

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
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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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Switzerland is 604 km. It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to drive from Nice to Switzerland.

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Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Nice Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 634+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13 min and costs 6€.

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