There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to French Riviera by train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Antibes Ec

$86 - $122

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 48 min

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

$56 - $84

3 alternative options

Bus Eurolines FR  •  12 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Nice

$72 - $141

Fly from Zurich, line 31 bus, travel  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE
  2. Take the line 31 bus from Gare Routiere to Gare Routiere
  3. Travel from Gare Routiere to French Riviera

Train to Basel, fly, line 31 bus, travel  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Nice (NCE) BSL - NCE
  3. Take the line 31 bus from Gare Routiere to Gare Routiere
  4. Travel from Gare Routiere to French Riviera

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to French Riviera is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 85 and takes 11 h 48 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Zürich to French Riviera is to train which costs SFr 80 - SFr 120 and takes 11 h 11 min.

More details

The distance between Zürich and French Riviera is 464 km.

The best way to get from Zürich to French Riviera without a car is to train which takes 11 h 11 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 120.

More details

It takes approximately 11 h 11 min to get from Zürich to French Riviera, including transfers.

More details

The best way to get from Zürich to French Riviera is to train which takes 11 h 11 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 85 and takes 11 h 48 min.

Mode details

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

Search flights

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

Search flights

There are 2141+ hotels available in French Riviera. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 19.

More details

Map of how to get from Zürich to French Riviera.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 290.2 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 11 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and French Riviera, FR-93, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to French Riviera via Milano Centrale, Antibes, Gare Routiere, and Gare Routiere in around 11 h 11 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to French Riviera 6 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h 45 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 Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
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
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
Train from Milano Centrale to Antibes
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Nice, Nice
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
6 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
Envibus
Phone
04 89 87 72
Email
envibus@agglo-casa[.fr
Website
envibus.fr
Bus from Gare Routiere to Gare Routiere
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
envibus-api.koezio.com

Want to know more about travelling around France

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.