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There are 10 ways to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Switzerland by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Basel  •  1h 46m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Basel (BSL) BER - BSL

SFr 47 - SFr 171

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  4h 26m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BER - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 45 - SFr 221

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Fly to Zurich  •  2h

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Zurich (ZRH) BER - ZRH

SFr 68 - SFr 200

Fly to Geneva  •  2h 8m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Geneva (GVA) BER - GVA

SFr 49 - SFr 155

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  3h 54m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BER - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 62 - SFr 225

Train  •  10h 14m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB Ir36 / ...

SFr 180 - SFr 323

Bus  •  15h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Basel SBB 015
  2. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Zurich Bus Station N524 / ...

SFr 67 - SFr 87

Night train, train, bus  •  16h 35m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Südkreuz station to Nuremberg central station
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt Re
  3. Take the bus from Zuffenhausen Station to Zürich

SFr 58 - SFr 124

Night train  •  13h 27m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Zuerich Hb Nj

SFr 96 - SFr 185

Drive  •  7h 14m

  1. Drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zürich 848.1 km

SFr 100 - SFr 150

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Switzerland by train

The train journey time between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Switzerland is around 10h 35m and covers a distance of around 1024 km. The fastest train normally takes 9h 52m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, S-Bahn Berlin and others, the Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Switzerland train service departs from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arrives in Zürich Stadelhofen. Typically 44 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 35m
Fastest train time:
9h 52m
Trains per week:
44
Cheapest price:
SFr 198
Carbon emissions:
54 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:14
Last train departs at:
15:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Switzerland train schedules

Germany → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, India, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Switzerland is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Switzerland is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Switzerland is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

Yes, entry into Germany from Switzerland is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Switzerland is to night train and train and bus which costs €50 - €120 and takes 16h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Switzerland is to fly which costs €40 - €160 and takes 1h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Berlin Hbf, Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 14m.

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The distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Switzerland is 726 km. The road distance is 848.1 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 10h 14m and costs €160 - €300.

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It takes approximately 1h 46m to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Switzerland is to fly which takes 1h 46m and costs €40 - €160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €160 - €300 and takes 10h 14m, you could also bus, which costs €60 - €80 and takes 15h 51m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Switzerland train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 726 km
  • Duration: 1h 46m

What companies run services between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER), Germany and Switzerland?

easyJet, Lufthansa and KLM fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Basel every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zürich via Berlin Hbf, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 10h 14m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 420
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 420
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 450
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 440
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 210
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 190
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 190
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 190
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 200
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 110
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 110
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 210
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 450
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 480
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 230
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 39
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night train from Berlin Südkreuz station to Nuremberg central station
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Go Ahead BW
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof to Bad Cannstatt
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 29
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel SBB to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Zuffenhausen Station to Zürich
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 17
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it

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