Nice to Zurich by train

  • First train
    06:02
  • Last train
    20:00
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    8hr 41m
  • Distance
    421 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    19
  • Avg. journey time
    11hr 14m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Nice to Zurich by train

Fast trains from Nice to Zurich take around 8 hours and 41 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 421 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Nice and Zurich.

1. Are there direct trains from Nice to Zurich?

Journeys between Nice and Zurich usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 29 departures on the route from Nice to Zurich every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Nice to Zurich?

The Nice to Zurich train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 41 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Nice to Zurich train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Zurich is usually scheduled to depart Nice around 06:02 and the last train is around 20:05. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Nice around 06:02, and the last at 20:00.

When to book Nice to Zurich train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 12 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Nice to Zurich by train.

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Which train companies operate between Nice and Zurich?

More than one train company operates on the route from Nice to Zurich, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • EuroCity
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • Intercités de Nuit
  • Lyria
  • TGV
  • Thello

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.