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

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Fly from Zurich  •  4 h 5 min

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

$80 - $263

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Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice N508

$42 - $64

4 alternative options

Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 21 min

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

$80 - $238

Train  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville Hotelzug

$62 - $116

Bus Eurolines FR  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Nice

$50 - $120

Drive  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Nice 377.4 miles

$80 - $120

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Nice. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Nice. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Nice Ville via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 16 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Nice is 419 km. The road distance is 603.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Nice without a car is to train which takes 9 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Zürich to Nice, including transfers.

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Zürich to Nice bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Zurich station.

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Nice is to fly which takes 4 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 16 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 9 h 35 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 Nice bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Nice station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Nice.
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  • Distance: 262.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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

Swiss and Lufthansa fly from Zürich to Nice 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Nice via Milano Centrale in around 9 h 16 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
Trenitalia

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 Milano Centrale to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$17 - $55
First
$30 - $70
Bus operators
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
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 Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Zürich to Nice train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Nice Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Nice is 604 km. It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to drive from Zürich to Nice.

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

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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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