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There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Saignon by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  9h 22m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève Ic5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Avignon TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Avignon Centre to Cavaillon Ter

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Bus  •  14h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Avignon N1156
  2. Take the bus from Limbert/Voie d'Insertion Avignon to Gare Routière Apt 15

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Train, bus  •  10h 14m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Belfort-Montbeliard Tgv Tgv
  2. Take the train from Belfort-Montbéliard TGV to Avignon TGV Tgv / ...
  3. Take the bus from Gare T.G.V Avignon to Gare Routière Apt 15

Drive  •  6h 55m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Saignon 699.2 km

Fly Zurich to Nice, bus  •  8h 5m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE
  2. Take the bus from Nice - Aéroport to Aix en Provence - Gare Routière

Fly Zurich to Marseille, train, bus  •  8h 42m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Marseille (MRS) ZRH - MRS
  2. Take the train from Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille to Cavaillon
  3. Take the bus from Cavaillon - Gare Routière to Apt - Gare Routière

Train to Basel, fly to Nice, bus  •  9h 11m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Nice (NCE) BSL - NCE
  3. Take the bus from Nice - Aéroport to Aix en Provence - Gare Routière

Fly Zurich to Geneva, train, bus  •  10h 1m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève to Avignon TGV
  3. Take the bus from Gare T.G.V Avignon to Gare Routière Apt

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly to Marseille  •  10h 24m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Marseille (MRS) SXB - MRS
  4. Take the train from Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille to Cavaillon
Switzerland → France
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Conditions of entry into France from Switzerland

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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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 Saignon is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Saignon 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, returning to Switzerland from France is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Saignon is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 14h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Saignon is to drive which costs SFr 90 - SFr 140 and takes 6h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich station to Saignon. However, there are services departing from Zurich Bus Station and arriving at Centre Saignon via Le Lac, Limbert/Voie d'Insertion Avignon and Gare Routière Apt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 34m.

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It is 459 km from Zürich to Saignon. It is approximately 699.2 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Saignon without a car is to train which takes 9h 22m and costs SFr 220 - SFr 360.

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It takes approximately 9h 22m to get from Zürich to Saignon, including transfers.

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Zürich to Saignon bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Saignon is to train which takes 9h 22m and costs SFr 220 - SFr 360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 14h 34m.

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

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Zürich to Saignon bus services, operated by Zou! BdR & Vaucluse, arrive at Gare Routière Apt station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Saignon.
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  • Distance: 458.9 km
  • Duration: 9h 22m

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Saignon via Genève, Avignon TGV, Avignon Tgv, Avignon Centre, and Cavaillon in around 9h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Saignon via Le Lac, Limbert/Voie d'Insertion Avignon, and Gare Routière Apt in around 14h 34m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €460
Flights from Zurich to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €440
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €440
Flights from Basel to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €450
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €310
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €150
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €190
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Geneve to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€60 - €70
Train from Zuerich Hb to Belfort-Montbeliard Tgv
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €50
1st Class
€35 - €45
Train from Belfort-Montbéliard TGV to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €120
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
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 Avignon Centre to Cavaillon
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €20
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Rail 1st Class
€13 - €20
Train from Belfort-Montbéliard TGV to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€65 - €100
Rail 1st Class
€85 - €130
Train from Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille to Cavaillon
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €24
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Rail 1st Class
€16 - €24
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 Belfort-Montbéliard TGV to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Bus operators
Zou! BdR & Vaucluse
Phone
+33 4 32 76 00 40
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from Gare T.G.V Avignon to Gare Routière Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€3
Website
Zou! BdR & Vaucluse
Bus from Limbert/Voie d'Insertion Avignon to Gare Routière Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€3
Website
Zou! BdR & Vaucluse
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from Avignon - Gare TGV Avignon to Apt - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Zou! LER
Bus from Nice - Aéroport to Aix en Provence - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Zou! LER
Bus from Cavaillon - Gare Routière to Apt - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Zou! LER
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Avignon
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Saignon is 699 km. It takes approximately 6h 55m to drive from Zürich to Saignon.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 274+ hotels available in Saignon. 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 3 - SFr 20.

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