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

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Train  •  5 h 32 min

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

$132 - $158

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Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Paris, Paris 099

$40 - $71

3 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Paris

$62 - $98

Drive  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Paris 409.7 miles

$85 - $130

Fly  •  4 h 5 min

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

$48 - $139

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to France is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 140 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to France is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 140 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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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 5 h 32 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min 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 5 h 32 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 95 and takes 9 h 54 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 140 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to France is 656 km. It takes approximately 6 h 13 min 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 40+ hotels available in France. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 302.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 32 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and France?

TGV operates a train from Zürich to Paris 5 times a day. Tickets cost $120 - $140 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zürich to Paris 3 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 8 h 12 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
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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 Zurich to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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 23 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 5.

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