There are 7 ways to get from Zermatt to France by train, bus, night 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Visp to Lausanne 90
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv

$165 - $247

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Breuil-Cervinia to Torino Bolzano 180
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Paris, Paris N729 / ...

$95 - $155

5 alternative options

Train via Genève  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Visp to Genève 90
  2. Take the train from Genève to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv

$190 - $277

Train, night bus  •  14 h

  1. Take the train from Visp to Genève 90
  2. Take the night bus from Geneva - Bus station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus

$109 - $194

Drive  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Paris 426.5 miles

$90 - $140

Train, train to Geneva, fly to Nice  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Genève-Aéroport
  3. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Nice (NCE) GVA - NCE

$126 - $298

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly to Lyon  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Lyon (LYS) MXP - LYS

$164 - $364

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The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to France is to drive which costs SFr 85 - SFr 130 and takes 7 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zermatt to France is to drive which costs SFr 85 - SFr 130 and takes 7 h 26 min.

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The distance between Zermatt and France is 455 km. The road distance is 682.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to France without a car is to train which takes 8 h 14 min and costs SFr 150 - SFr 240.

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It takes approximately 8 h 14 min to get from Zermatt to France, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to France is to train which takes 8 h 14 min and costs SFr 150 - SFr 240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 150 and takes 17 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zermatt to France is 682 km. It takes approximately 7 h 26 min to drive from Zermatt to France.

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  • Distance: 284.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 14 min

What companies run services between Zermatt, Switzerland and France?

You can take a train from Zermatt to Paris via Visp, Lausanne, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Gare De Lyon in around 8 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zermatt to Paris via Breuil-Cervinia, Torino Bolzano, Fermata 3563 - DUCHESSA JOLANDA EST, Fermata 1555 - PALAGIUSTIZIA, Turin, Torino, Paris, Paris, and Gare De Bercy - Popb in around 17 h 51 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
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 Visp to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lausanne to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Genève to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt to Visp
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$21 - $26
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
Train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$27 - $32
1st Class Ticket
$45 - $60
Bus operators
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 Turin, Torino to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Geneva - Bus station to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com

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