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There are 11 ways to get from Zürich to Avignon by train, bus, night 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 Genève  •  6 h 36 min

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

$161 - $235

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Bus, night bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Grenoble 1921
  2. Take the night bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Avignon Ouibus

$39 - $63

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Train  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV Tgv

$153 - $199

Bus  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Lyon Gare de Perrache
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Avignon Ouibus

$49 - $60

Drive  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Avignon 408.2 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Zurich to Geneva, train  •  6 h 12 min

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

$146 - $252

Fly Zurich to Marseille, train  •  4 h 57 min

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

$110 - $357

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Marseille  •  6 h 43 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

$132 - $556

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

$116 - $274

Fly Zurich to Nice, train  •  7 h 51 min

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

$137 - $336

Train to Basel, fly to Montpellier, train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Montpellier (MPL) BSL - MPL
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Avignon Centre

$160 - $437

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Avignon is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 60 and takes 10 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Avignon is to fly and train which costs SFr 110 - SFr 360 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Avignon. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Avignon via Lyon Gare Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 45 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 Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 36 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Avignon is 478 km. The road distance is 653.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Avignon without a car is to train which takes 6 h 36 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 240.

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It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to get from Zürich to Avignon, including transfers.

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Zürich to Avignon bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Avignon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Avignon is to train which takes 6 h 36 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 60 and takes 10 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Avignon.
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  • Distance: 299 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 36 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Avignon via Genève in around 6 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Avignon via Lyon Gare de Perrache and Lyon Gare Perrache in around 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Zurich to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Zurich to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
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 Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
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 Basel SBB to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $240
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
$35 - $38
Train from Lyon-St Exupery(TGV) to Avignon Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Cannes to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $110
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 Aix-en-Provence TGV to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Avignon Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$25 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Lyon Gare de Perrache
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Lyon Gare Perrache to Avignon
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Grenoble - Bus station to Avignon
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Zürich to Avignon bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Avignon station.

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Zürich to Avignon train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Avignon TGV station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Avignon is 653 km. It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to drive from Zürich to Avignon.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Avignon train tickets online with Loco2, Rome2rio and two other operators.

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There are 1666+ hotels available in Avignon. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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