There are 6 ways to get from Zürich to Cannes by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Zurich  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE

$82 - $266

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Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Cannes, Cannes N508

$35 - $60

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Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Nice (NCE) BSL - NCE

$83 - $241

Train, Thello  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  2. Take the Thello from Milano Centrale to Cannes

$90 - $126

Bus Eurolines FR  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Nice

$57 - $119

Drive  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Cannes 399.2 miles

$85 - $130

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Cannes, Cannes. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Cannes. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Cannes via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 43 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Cannes is 441 km. The road distance is 638.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Cannes without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Zürich to Cannes, including transfers.

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Zürich to Cannes bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Cannes train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Cannes is to fly which takes 4 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 30 min, you could also train and Thello, which costs and takes 9 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Zürich to Cannes bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Cannes, Cannes station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Cannes.
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  • Distance: 275.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

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

Swiss and Lufthansa fly from Zürich to Cannes 5 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Cannes 5 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 9 h 30 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Cannes
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
thello.com
Bus operators
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 Cannes, Cannes
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Zürich to Cannes train services, operated by Thello, arrive at Cannes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Cannes is 639 km. It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to drive from Zürich to Cannes.

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Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Nice Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Cannes train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Zürich to Cannes bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 4307+ hotels available in Cannes. Prices start at $85 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 .

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