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There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Belcastel by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  13h

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève Ic5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse Matabiau 41
  4. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Baraqueville Ter

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Bus, train  •  20h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Grenoble
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble to Toulouse
  3. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Villefranche-de-Rouergue Ter

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Bus  •  19h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Limmatstrasse to Clermont Ferrand
  2. Take the bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Saint-Flour - Chaudes-Aigues B
  3. Take the bus from Saint-Flour Place de la Liberté to Aurillac Gare Routière C01
  4. Take the bus from Aurillac to Capdenac B

Drive  •  8h 37m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Belcastel 852.8 km

Fly from Zurich, train  •  9h 22m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Toulouse (TLS) ZRH - TLS
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Baraqueville

Drive to Strasbourg, fly, train  •  7h 12m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Toulouse (TLS) SXB - TLS
  3. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Baraqueville

Train, train to Lyon, fly  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Toulouse (TLS) LYS - TLS
  4. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Baraqueville

Train to Basel, fly, train  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Toulouse (TLS) BSL - TLS
  3. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Baraqueville
Switzerland → France
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International entry into France from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Conditions of entry into France from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Zimbabwe
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Botswana, Eswatini, Georgia, Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, Lesotho, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
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Rules to follow in France

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Belcastel is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Belcastel is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Belcastel is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from France.

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Last updated: 22 Jan 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Belcastel is to bus and train which costs SFr 75 - SFr 130 and takes 20h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Belcastel is to drive and fly and train which costs SFr 130 - SFr 390 and takes 7h 12m.

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The distance between Zürich and Belcastel is 584 km. The road distance is 852.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Belcastel without a car is to train which takes 13h and costs SFr 220 - SFr 430.

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It takes approximately 13h to get from Zürich to Belcastel, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Belcastel is to train which takes 13h and costs SFr 220 - SFr 430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 160 and takes 19h 34m.

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Toulouse Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Belcastel is 853 km. It takes approximately 8h 37m to drive from Zürich to Belcastel.

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Swiss, Brussels Airlines, Iberia and six other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Toulouse Airport.

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  • Distance: 583.7 km
  • Duration: 13h

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Belcastel via Geneve, Lyon Part Dieu, Toulouse Matabiau, and Baraqueville in around 13h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Belcastel via Clermont Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, Saint-Flour - Chaudes-Aigues, Saint-Flour Place de la Liberté, Aurillac Gare Routière, Aurillac, and Capdenac in around 19h 34m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €330
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Basel to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €220
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €370
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€85 - €300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €350
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€75 - €290
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Toulouse via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €340
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€20 - €29
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€65 - €95
Rail 1st Class
€85 - €130
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Baraqueville
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€16 - €24
Rail 1st Class
€25 - €40
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Villefranche-de-Rouergue
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€16 - €23
Rail 1st Class
€24 - €35
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
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Zurich Limmatstrasse to Clermont Ferrand
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Union Ivkoni
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Saint-Flour - Chaudes-Aigues
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Oui.SNCF
Bus from Aurillac to Capdenac
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Oui.SNCF
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Saint-Flour - Chaudes-Aigues
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
Bus from Aurillac to Capdenac
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
Réseau interurbain Cantal
Phone
04 71 46 20 20
Website
oura.com
Bus from Saint-Flour Place de la Liberté to Aurillac Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€2
Website
Réseau interurbain Cantal
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).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Grenoble to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Grenoble - Bus Station to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Blablabus

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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