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There are 9 ways to get from Provence to Colmar by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  9h 34m

  1. Take the train from Chateau Arnoux St Auban to Veynes Devoluy Ter
  2. Take the train from Veynes Devoluy to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Ter
  3. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Colmar Tgv

144€ - 222€

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Bus, train  •  9h 28m

  1. Take the bus from LA PALUD SUR VERDON - Centre - LA PALUDsVERDON to AIX EN Pce - Gare Routière - AIX EN PROVENCE Ler 27
  2. Take the train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Colmar Tgv

Bus  •  12h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Malijai - Rn 85 - Malijai to GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE Ler 31
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble to Colmar 720

Bus, night bus  •  14h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Malijai - Rn 85 - Malijai to GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble to Belfort 95
  3. Take the night bus from Belfort to Colmar

Drive  •  6h 58m

  1. Drive from Provence to Colmar 628.8 km

70€ - 110€

Bus to Marseille, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the bus from LA PALUD SUR VERDON - Centre - LA PALUDsVERDON to AIX EN Pce - Gare Routière - AIX EN PROVENCE
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Strasbourg (SXB) MRS - SXB
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Colmar

Bus to Nice, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Malijai - Rn 85 - Malijai to NICE - Aéroport - NICE
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Strasbourg (SXB) NCE - SXB
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Colmar

Bus to Nice, fly to Basel, train  •  8h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Malijai - Rn 85 - Malijai to NICE - Aéroport - NICE
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Basel (BSL) NCE - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Colmar

Bus to Nice, fly to Zurich, train  •  9h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Malijai - Rn 85 - Malijai to NICE - Aéroport - NICE
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Zurich (ZRH) NCE - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Colmar

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The cheapest way to get from Provence to Colmar is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Provence to Colmar is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6h 58m.

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The distance between Provence and Colmar is 466 km. The road distance is 628.8 km.

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The best way to get from Provence to Colmar without a car is to train which takes 9h 34m and costs 140€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 9h 34m to get from Provence to Colmar, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Provence to Colmar is to train which takes 9h 34m and costs 140€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12h 44m.

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Strasbourg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Provence to Colmar is 629 km. It takes approximately 6h 58m to drive from Provence to Colmar.

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Air France and Volotea offer flights from Marseille Airport to Strasbourg Airport.

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There are 1624+ hotels available in Colmar. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Provence to Colmar.
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  • Distance: 465.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 34m

What companies run services between Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France and Colmar, France?

You can take a train from Provence to Colmar via Chateau Arnoux St Auban, Veynes Devoluy, and Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud in around 9h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Provence to Colmar via Malijai - Rn 85 - Malijai and Grenoble in around 12h 44m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 340€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 470€
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 470€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 600€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chateau Arnoux St Auban to Veynes Devoluy
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 24€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Rail 1st Class
16€ - 24€
Train from Veynes Devoluy to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
Rail 1st Class
27€ - 40€
Train from Strasbourg to Colmar
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 24€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Rail 1st Class
16€ - 24€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Colmar
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
85€ - 100€
1st Class
95€ - 120€
Train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Colmar
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Strasbourg to Colmar
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
27€ - 32€
1st Class
21€ - 25€
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Sbb to Colmar
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from LA PALUD SUR VERDON - Centre - LA PALUDsVERDON to AIX EN Pce - Gare Routière - AIX EN PROVENCE
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Zou! LER
Bus from Malijai - Rn 85 - Malijai to GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Zou! LER
Bus from Malijai - Rn 85 - Malijai to NICE - Aéroport - NICE
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Zou! LER
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Grenoble to Colmar
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Grenoble to Belfort
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Night bus from Belfort to Colmar
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Eurolines FR

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