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There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Lavau by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse to Troyes Ter

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Train, bus  •  8h 51m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Dijon Ville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Dijon to Saint-Florentin-Vergigny Ter / ...
  3. Take the bus from Saint-Florentin-Vergigny to Troyes B

Drive  •  4h 47m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lavau 511.2 km

Fly from Zurich, train  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Paris CDG (CDG) ZRH - CDG
  2. Take the train from Paris-Est to Troyes

Train to Basel, fly, train  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Paris CDG (CDG) BSL - CDG
  3. Take the train from Paris-Est to Troyes

Zürich to Lavau by train and bus

The journey time between Zürich and Lavau is around 7h 35m and covers a distance of around 451 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 44m. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 19m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Sbb and others, the Zürich to Lavau service departs from Zuerich Hb and arrives in Pont Hubert. Typically 18 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 51m
Layover time:
2h 44m
Total time:
7h 35m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 19m
Journey distance:
451 km
Services per week:
18
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:59
Last service departs at:
21:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zürich to Lavau train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into France from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Comoros, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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 Lavau is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Lavau 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: 21 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Lavau is to drive which costs SFr 60 - SFr 95 and takes 4h 47m.

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The fastest way to get from Zürich to Lavau is to drive which takes 4h 47m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 95.

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The distance between Zürich and Lavau is 350 km. The road distance is 511.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Lavau without a car is to train which takes 6h 27m and costs SFr 80 - SFr 140.

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It takes approximately 6h 27m to get from Zürich to Lavau, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Lavau is 511 km. It takes approximately 4h 47m to drive from Zürich to Lavau.

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Swiss and Air France offer flights from Zurich Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Lavau. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Lavau.
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  • Distance: 349.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 27m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Lavau, Grand Est, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to Lavau via Basel Sbb, Mulhouse, Troyes, and Gare Voltaire in around 6h 27m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €380
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Train operators
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
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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mulhouse to Troyes
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€80 - €150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Dijon to Saint-Florentin-Vergigny
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Paris-Est to Troyes
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
Train from Zuerich Hb to Dijon Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €70
1st Class
€60 - €75
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Troyes
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €65
Train from Paris l'Est to Troyes
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€20 - €30
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto

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