There are 8 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  •  10 h

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Aix-en-Provence TGV Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Aix-en-Provence - TGV to Les Mées - Boulevard des Tilleuls 26

$198 - $257

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Grenoble 1921
  2. Take the bus from Grenoble - Gare Routière to Malijai 31

$80 - $126

6 alternative options

Train  •  11 h 25 min

  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

$179 - $286

Bus, train  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Annecy
  2. Take the train from Annecy to Grenoble
  3. Take the bus from Grenoble - Gare Routière to Malijai 31

$104 - $148

Drive  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Provence 369.5 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Zurich to Marseille, train  •  7 h 5 min

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

$144 - $382

Fly Zurich to Nice, train  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE
  2. Take the train from Lingostière to St Jurson

$173 - $381

Train to Basel, fly to Nice, train  •  10 h 18 min

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

$174 - $356

Questions & Answers

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 10 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 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 11 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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

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There are 234+ hotels available in Provence. Prices start at $69 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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Map of how to get from Zürich to Provence.
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  • Distance: 264.7 miles
  • Duration: 10 h

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 Genève, Grenoble, Veynes-Devoluy, and Château-Arnoux-St-Auban in around 11 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Provence via Grenoble, Grenoble - Gare Routière, and Malijai in around 12 h 32 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
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 Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
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 Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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
Train from Basel SBB to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
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 Grenoble to Veynes-Devoluy
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
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
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Annecy to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
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
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$26 - $40
Train Provence
Website
trainprovence.com
Train from Lingostière to St Jurson
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
tourisme.trainprovence.com
Bus operators
Lignes Express
Phone
0 821 202 203
Website
info-ler.fr
Bus from Aix-en-Provence - TGV to Les Mées - Boulevard des Tilleuls
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Schedules at
info-ler.fr
Bus from Grenoble - Gare Routière to Malijai
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
info-ler.fr
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Annecy
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
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
8 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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