How to travel from Zurich to Nice

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from Zurich to Nice

You can get from Zurich to Nice by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Zurich to Nice on Mar 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:06AMZürich Stadelhofen10h00 06:06PMVentimiglia
3 transfers
08:06AMZürich Stadelhofen10h00 06:06PMVentimiglia
3 transfers
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06:50PMZurich Airport4h15 11:05PMNice Cote d'Azur Airport
1 transfer
03:50PMZurich Airport7h15 11:05PMNice Cote d'Azur Airport
1 transfer
08:00AMZurich Airport3h40 11:40AMNice Cote d'Azur Airport
1 transfer

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Travel Information to Nice from Zurich

distanceDistance260 miles (419 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $215
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $5 (€4) • 9 h 26 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $215 (€190) • 7 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir France

Travel 260 miles (419 km) by bus, flight or train between Zurich and Nice. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 7 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Air France among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Zurich to Nice.

Travel Tips: Travel from Zurich to Nice

Travel Tips: Travel to Nice easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Zurich to Nice.

International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Nice, France is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter France if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Nice if traveling from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Nice, France due to the pandemic?

All travelers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 3/22/23; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Zurich and Nice.

Return travel to Zurich, Switzerland from France is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from France?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from France?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 3/22/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Zurich from Nice.

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Zurich to Nice. You can take a bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Zurich to Nice is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $5 (€4) compared to other travel options to Nice:

Taking a train is about $19 (€17) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $24 (€21) for this trip.

A train is $210 (€186) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Nice costing on average $215 (€190).

The fastest way from Zurich to Nice is by flight with an average journey time of 7 h 55 min.

There are alternative travel options to Nice that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 9 h 26 min   of travel time.

The Zurich to Nice distance is around 260 miles (419 km).

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Nice is:

  • Around 4 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Nice from Zurich as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Zurich to Nice:

  • Buses most often depart from Zurich at Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) and arrive in Nice at Nice, Boulevard Jacqueline Auriol Supérieur (Aéroport Terminal 2).
  • Flights mostly leave from Zurich Airport and tend to arrive in Nice Cote d'Azur Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Zürich HB and tend to arrive in Nice Ville.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Zurich to Nice, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Air France for flights to Nice. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Air France Zurich to Nice tickets on Omio for $215 (€190).

Yes, there are direct routes from Zurich to Nice with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct flights with Swiss or tab.
  • You can book a direct train with.

Direct services to Nice tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Your trip from Zurich to Nice doesn't have to end in Nice. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Marseille. If you’d like to add Paris, Milan or Marseille to your Zurich to Nice tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Nice today!

When planning your trip from Zurich to Nice, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $24 (€21) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $215 (€190) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $5 (€4) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Zurich to Nice online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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