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There are 12 ways to get from Pau to Switzerland by train, 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 via Strasbourg  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Pau to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$295 - $399

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Train to Toulouse, fly to Geneva  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Pau to Toulouse-Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Geneva (GVA) TLS - GVA

$80 - $255

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Train  •  10 h 14 min

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

$268 - $308

Train #2  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Pau to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic
  2. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...

$249 - $364

Bus, train  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Pau to Basel
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$122 - $170

Bus  •  19 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Pau to Basel
  2. Take the bus from Basel City Center to Zürich Ouibus

$100 - $173

Drive  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Pau to Zürich 702.7 miles

$150 - $220

Fly Pau to Geneva  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Pau (PUF) to Geneva (GVA) PUF - GVA

$112 - $578

Fly Pau to Lyon, train  •  6 h 26 min

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

$89 - $297

Train to Toulouse, fly to Basel  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Pau to Toulouse-Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Basel (BSL) TLS - BSL

$95 - $315

Train to Biarritz, fly to Lyon, train  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Pau to Bayonne
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Lyon (LYS) BIQ - LYS
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève

$112 - $334

Train to Bordeaux, fly to Geneva  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Pau to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean
  2. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Geneva (GVA) BOD - GVA

$85 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pau to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs 65€ - 230€ and takes 7 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pau to Switzerland is to fly and train which costs 75€ - 260€ and takes 6 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Pau to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Pau and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Toulouse-Matabiau, Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, Genève and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 41 min.

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The distance between Pau and Switzerland is 779 km. The road distance is 1124.3 km.

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The best way to get from Pau to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 10 h 14 min and costs 250€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 14 min to get from Pau to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Pau to Switzerland train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Pau station.

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The best way to get from Pau to Switzerland is to train which takes 10 h 14 min and costs 250€ - 350€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 85€ - 150€ and takes 19 h 7 min, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 500€ and takes 6 h 34 min.

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There is no direct flight from Pau Airport to Geneva Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Pau to Switzerland train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Pau to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 486.8 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 14 min

What companies run services between Pau, France and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Pau to Zürich via Paris Montparnasse, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Gare de l'Est, Paris Est, Strasbourg, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 10 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pau to Zürich via Basel City Center, Zürich, and Zürich HB in around 19 h 7 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Pau to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Pau to Geneva via Lyon, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Pau to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Pau to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Pau to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Bordeaux to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Pau to Geneva via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Toulouse to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Toulouse to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Toulouse to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Bordeaux to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Bordeaux to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Pau to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Pau to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Toulouse to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Pau to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
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 Pau to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
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
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Pau to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
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
Train from Pau to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Gare de Pau to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
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
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
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Pau to Basel
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Book at
eurolines.ch
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Pau to Basel
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel City Center to Zürich
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus

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Yes, the driving distance between Pau to Switzerland is 1124 km. It takes approximately 10 h 41 min to drive from Pau to Switzerland.

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Hop!, easyJet and Air France offer flights from Pau Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 633+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pau to Pau Airport is to shuttle which takes 31 min and costs .

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