There are 11 ways to get from Athens to Switzerland by plane, bus, train, car ferry, car or night train

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

Fly to Zurich  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Zurich (ZRH) ATH - ZRH

$96 - $310

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ATH - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$86 - $238

9 alternative options

Fly to Basel  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Basel (BSL) ATH - BSL

$103 - $335

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Milan Linate (LIN) ATH - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

$102 - $284

Bus Korona Travel  •  33 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Brno Korona Travel
  2. Take the bus from Brno to Zürich - Carparkplatz Sihlquai 000259

$173 - $240

Bus, car ferry, train via 1^ G.Bruno  •  34 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Ancona
  3. Take the train from Ancona to Milano Centrale Fb / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec

$208 - $468

Drive, car ferry  •  31 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Igoumenitsa
  2. Take the car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Venice
  3. Drive from Venice to Zürich

$231 - $452

Bus Durmo Tours  •  36 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis to Skopje Zob
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Zürich

$171 - $235

Bus, car ferry, train  •  42 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Zuerich Hb Ec

$201 - $471

Train, night train  •  45 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Αθήνα to Θεσσαλονίκη
  2. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Gevgelija
  3. Take the train from Gevgelija to Beograd
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Zürich HB En

$174 - $303

Drive  •  23 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Zürich 1472.4 miles

$350 - $550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Switzerland is to fly and bus which costs 70€ - 210€ and takes 7 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Switzerland is to fly which costs 85€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 59 min.

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The distance between Athens and Switzerland is 1601 km. The road distance is 2355.9 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Athens to Switzerland, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Athens to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Αθήνα and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Thessaloniki, Gevgelija, Beograd and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 11 min.

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What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Switzerland?

Swiss, Aegean Airlines and 13 other airlines fly from Athens to Zürich hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Zürich via Brno, Zürich - Carparkplatz Sihlquai, and Zürich HB in around 33 h 7 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Athens to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Athens to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Athens to Basel
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Athens to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Athens to Basel via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Basel
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Athens to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Catania
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Basel via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$26 - $28
First
$39
Train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Αθήνα to Θεσσαλονίκη
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Gevgelija
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$2 - $4
1st Class Ticket
$4 - $7
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Gevgelija to Beograd
Ave. Duration
11 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Athens to Brno
Ave. Duration
20 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Brno to Zürich - Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
11 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis to Skopje Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Skopje to Zürich
Ave. Duration
24 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Ancona
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$98
Aircraft-type seats
$115
2 bed inside cabin
$298
3 bed outside cabin
$250 - $300
Car ferry from Patras to Venezia
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$98 - $100
Aircraft-type seats
$119 - $121
2 bed inside cabin
$314 - $317
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Venice
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$81
Airplane economy seats
$95
2-berth outside
$190 - $230
3-berth outside shower
$170 - $200

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