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There are 10 ways to get from Berlin to Altdorf by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  10h 16m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Arth-Goldau Ir26 / ...

SFr 198 - SFr 277

Cheapest option

Bus via Munich  •  15h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Munich - Bus station Berlin - Central Station > Berlin - Bus station > Nuremberg > Munich - Bus station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, ZOB to Lucerne, Inseli Park RegioJet

SFr 32 - SFr 42

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Bus  •  15h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Basel SBB 015
  2. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Luzern N836 / ...

SFr 53 - SFr 65

Night train, train  •  14h 9m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Hbf to Zuerich Hb Nj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Altdorf Ir46

Drive  •  7h 57m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Altdorf 898.4 km

SFr 100 - SFr 160

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich, train  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Zurich (ZRH) BER - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Altdorf

Fly Berlin Tegel to Zurich, train  •  8h 15m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Zurich (ZRH) TXL - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Altdorf

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel, train  •  7h 26m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Basel (BSL) BER - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Luzern

SFr 63 - SFr 206

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart, train  •  8h 39m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Stuttgart (STR) BER - STR
  2. Take the train from Boeblingen to Zuerich Hb
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Altdorf

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 40m

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

SFr 107 - SFr 323

Berlin to Altdorf by train

The train journey time between Berlin and Altdorf is around 10h 58m and covers a distance of around 1043 km. The fastest train normally takes 10h 21m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Südostbahn, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Berlin to Altdorf train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Altdorf. Typically 45 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 58m
Fastest train time:
10h 21m
Trains per week:
45
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
55 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
03:52
Last train departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Altdorf train schedules

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

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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 Altdorf is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Altdorf 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
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Altdorf is to bus via Munich which costs €29 - €40 and takes 15h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Altdorf is to fly and train which costs €55 - €190 and takes 7h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin station to Altdorf. However, there are services departing from Berlin - Central Train Station and arriving at Altdorf UR, Telldenkmal via Munich, ZOB and Luzern, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Altdorf. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Altdorf via Basel SBB and Arth-Goldau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 16m.

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The distance between Berlin and Altdorf is 715 km. The road distance is 898.4 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Altdorf without a car is to train which takes 10h 16m and costs €170 - €260.

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It takes approximately 10h 16m to get from Berlin to Altdorf, including transfers.

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Berlin to Altdorf bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Berlin - Central Train Station.

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Berlin to Altdorf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Altdorf is to train which takes 10h 16m and costs €170 - €260. Alternatively, you can bus via Munich, which costs €29 - €40 and takes 15h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Altdorf.
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  • Distance: 714.6 km
  • Duration: 10h 16m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Altdorf, Canton of Uri, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Altdorf via Basel SBB and Arth-Goldau in around 10h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin Hbf to Altdorf via Munich, ZOB, Lucerne, Inseli Park, and Luzern, Bahnhof in around 15h 46m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.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 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 Tegel to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 310
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 330
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 Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 400
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
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 Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 380
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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 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 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
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
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 Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 410
Train operators
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
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Altdorf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Basel SBB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Night train from Berlin Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
12h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 280 - SFr 550
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lugano to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Boeblingen to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Lugano to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 27 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Munich - Bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 25
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Munich, ZOB to Lucerne, Inseli Park
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 17
Website
RegioJet
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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Berlin to Altdorf bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Lucerne, Inseli Park station.

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Berlin to Altdorf train services, operated by Südostbahn, arrive at Arth-Goldau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Altdorf is 898 km. It takes approximately 7h 57m to drive from Berlin to Altdorf.

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easyJet, Eurowings, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 66+ hotels available in Altdorf. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs €2 - €8.

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