There are 6 ways to get from Zermatt to Nice by bus, train, 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

Bus  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Breuil-Cervinia to Torino Bolzano 180
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Nice

$97 - $157

Cheapest option

Train  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz 5-Y
  2. Take the train from Brig to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville

$78 - $164

4 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Nice 313.4 miles

$65 - $100

Train, train to Geneva, fly  •  8 h 4 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

$125 - $287

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Zürich Flughafen
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE

$160 - $417

Train, train to Basel, fly  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Basel SBB
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Nice (NCE) BSL - NCE

$128 - $342

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Nice. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Nice Ville via Brig and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 48 min.

More details

The distance between Zermatt and Nice is 261 km. The road distance is 501.4 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Zermatt to Nice without a car is to train which takes 9 h 48 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 11 h 6 min to get from Zermatt to Nice, including transfers.

More details

Zermatt to Nice train services, operated by MGB, depart from Zermatt station.

More details

The best way to get from Zermatt to Nice is to bus which takes 11 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 48 min.

Mode details

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

Search flights

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Zermatt to Nice is 501 km. It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to drive from Zermatt to Nice.

Get driving directions

Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Geneva Airport to Nice Airport.

Search flights

Map of how to get from Zermatt to Nice.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 162.9 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 6 min

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

You can take a bus from Zermatt to Nice via Breuil-Cervinia, Torino Bolzano, Fermata 3563 - DUCHESSA JOLANDA EST, Fermata 1555 - PALAGIUSTIZIA, and Turin in around 11 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zermatt to Nice via Brig Bahnhofplatz, Brig, and Milano Centrale in around 9 h 48 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Flights from Basel to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
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
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
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$26 - $31
1st Class Ticket
$45 - $55
Train from Zermatt to Visp
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$20 - $25
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
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 Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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

Want to know more about travelling around France

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There are 3812+ hotels available in Nice. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

More details