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There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Provence by train, bus, car 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.

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Train, bus  •  9h 37m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville TGV / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Aix-en-Provence TGV Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Tgv to Bd des Tilleuls 26

Cheapest option

Fly Zurich to Marseille, train  •  7h 5m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Marseille (MRS) ZRH - MRS
  2. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence to Château-Arnoux-St-Auban

$143 - $381

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Train inOui TGV  •  10h 49m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv
  3. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Château-Arnoux-St-Auban

$227 - $294

Train via Genève  •  11h 25m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Grenoble
  3. Take the train from Grenoble to Veynes-Devoluy
  4. Take the train from Veynes-Devoluy to Château-Arnoux-St-Auban

$178 - $284

Bus, train  •  12h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Annecy
  2. Take the train from Gare de Annecy to Gare de Grenoble
  3. Take the bus from Gare Routière to Rn 85 31

Bus  •  12h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Grenoble 1921
  2. Take the bus from Gare Routière to Rn 85 31

Drive  •  6h 29m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Provence 369.5 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Zurich to Nice, bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE
  2. Take the bus from Aéoroport to Rn 85

Train to Basel, fly to Nice, bus  •  9h 46m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Nice (NCE) BSL - NCE
  3. Take the bus from Aéoroport to Rn 85

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Provence is to drive which costs SFr 75 - SFr 120 and takes 6h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Provence is to drive which costs SFr 75 - SFr 120 and takes 6h 29m.

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The distance between Zürich and Provence is 423 km. The road distance is 591.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Provence without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 37m and costs .

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It takes approximately 9h 37m to get from Zürich to Provence, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Provence is to train which takes 10h 49m and costs SFr 220 - SFr 300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12h 32m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Provence is 591 km. It takes approximately 6h 29m to drive from Zürich to Provence.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 240+ hotels available in Provence. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Provence.
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  • Distance: 264.7 miles
  • Duration: 9h 37m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to Provence via Basel SBB, Marseille-St-Charles, and Château-Arnoux-St-Auban in around 10h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Provence via Gare Routière and Rn 85 in around 12h 32m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $34
1st Class
$48 - $53
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$170 - $260
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Basel SBB to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
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 Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Marseille-St-Charles to Château-Arnoux-St-Auban
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Grenoble to Veynes-Devoluy
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Veynes-Devoluy to Château-Arnoux-St-Auban
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Gare de Annecy to Gare de Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Aix-en-Provence to Château-Arnoux-St-Auban
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$26 - $40
Bus operators
Ler
Bus from Tgv to Bd des Tilleuls
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Bus from Gare Routière to Rn 85
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Bus from Aéoroport to Rn 85
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Annecy
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Grenoble
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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