There are 10 ways to get from Zürich to Avignon 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  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville TGV / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Avignon TGV Tgv

$172 - $211

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Avignon City Center Ouibus

$24 - $35

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Train via Geneve  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Avignon TGV Tgv / ...

$161 - $241

Bus Eurolines CH  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Annecy
  2. Take the bus from Annecy to Avignon - Gare Routière

$54 - $68

Drive  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Avignon 408.2 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Zurich to Marseille, train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Marseille (MRS) ZRH - MRS
  2. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Avignon TGV

$96 - $337

Fly Zurich to Geneva, train  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Avignon TGV

$138 - $257

Fly Zurich to Lyon, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lyon (LYS) ZRH - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon-St Exupery(TGV) to Avignon Centre

$108 - $274

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Marseille  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Marseille (MRS) SXB - MRS
  4. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Avignon TGV

$126 - $535

Fly Zurich to Nice, train  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE
  2. Take the train from Cannes to Avignon TGV

$129 - $336

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Avignon is to bus which costs SFr 24 - SFr 35 and takes 10 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Avignon is to fly and train which takes 4 h 44 min and costs SFr 95 - SFr 340.

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The distance between Zürich and Avignon is 478 km. The road distance is 653 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to get from Zürich to Avignon, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Avignon City Center. Services depart every three hours, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Avignon. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Avignon TGV via Mulhouse Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 17 min.

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What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Avignon, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to Avignon via Mulhouse Ville in around 6 h 17 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Zürich to Avignon every 3 hours. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 10 h 25 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Zurich to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
$50 - $75
First
$90 - $120
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Geneve to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$36 - $38
Train from Lyon-St Exupery(TGV) to Avignon Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Cannes to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
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 Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Standard
$50 - $75
First
$90 - $120
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$23 - $35
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Aix-en Provence TGV to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
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 Zurich to Avignon City Center
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Annecy
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Annecy to Avignon - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
isilines.com

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