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There are 5 ways to get from Switzerland to France by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 29m

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

$121 - $148

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Fly  •  4h 3m

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

$48 - $139

3 alternative options

Bus  •  9h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Paris

$61 - $93

Train, bus  •  12h 11m

  1. Take the train from Baden to Basel SBB 36 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Paris, Paris N99 / ...

$73 - $127

Drive  •  6h 13m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Paris 409.7 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to France is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 140 and takes 4h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to France is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 140 and takes 4h 3m.

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The distance between Switzerland and France is 484 km. The road distance is 655.6 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to France without a car is to train which takes 5h 29m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 150.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m to get from Switzerland to France, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to France is to train which takes 5h 29m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 95 and takes 9h 57m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 140 and takes 4h 3m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to France is 656 km. It takes approximately 6h 13m to drive from Switzerland to France.

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

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There are 45+ hotels available in France. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to France.
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  • Distance: 302.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 29m

What companies run services between Switzerland and France?

inOui TGV operates a train from Zürich to Paris 5 times a day. Tickets cost $110 - $130 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zürich to Paris 3 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 8h 12m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
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 Baden to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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eurolines.ch
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 Basel, Basel central station to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Geneva Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 23m and costs SFr 3 - SFr 5.

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