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There are 12 ways to get from Berlin to Swiss Alps by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Basel SBB Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld 26
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo 5-Y

$250 - $390

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Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Milan Bergamo, train  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) SXF - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
  3. Take the train from Bellinzona to Airolo

$86 - $295

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Bus, train  •  19 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB to Frankfurt Hbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Rotkreuz Ec
  3. Take the train from Rotkreuz to Airolo 5-Y

$133 - $249

Bus  •  22 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Dornbirn 141
  2. Take the bus from Dornbirn to Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione 076
  3. Take the bus from Castione, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione 191

$90 - $152

Night train, train  •  16 h 54 min

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Zürich HB Nj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Airolo 5-Y

$263 - $413

Drive  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Swiss Alps 605.8 miles

$120 - $190

Fly Berlin Tegel to Zurich, train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Zurich (ZRH) TXL - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

$105 - $287

Fly Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) TXL - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

$119 - $317

Fly Berlin Tegel to Basel, train  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Basel (BSL) TXL - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

$119 - $332

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) SXF - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

$88 - $261

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Basel, train  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Basel (BSL) SXF - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

$103 - $296

Train to Dresden, fly to Zurich, train  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden Hbf
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Zurich (ZRH) DRS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
  4. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

$172 - $417

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Swiss Alps is to bus which costs 75€ - 140€ and takes 22 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Swiss Alps is to fly and train which costs 90€ - 250€ and takes 8 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Swiss Alps. However, there are services departing from Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. and arriving at Gotthard Passhöhe via S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf, Berlin, Berlin central bus station, Dornbirn, Castione, Stazione and Airolo, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 12 min.

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The distance between Berlin and Swiss Alps is 750 km. The road distance is 969.3 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Swiss Alps without a car is to train which takes 13 h 22 min and costs 210€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 13 h 22 min to get from Berlin to Swiss Alps, including transfers.

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Berlin to Swiss Alps bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin, Berlin central bus station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Swiss Alps is to train which takes 13 h 22 min and costs 210€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 140€ and takes 22 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Berlin to Swiss Alps bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Airolo, Stazione station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Swiss Alps.
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  • Distance: 468.4 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 22 min

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Swiss Alps, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Berlin to Swiss Alps via Basel SBB, Erstfeld, Airolo, and Airolo, Stazione in around 13 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin to Swiss Alps via S+U Zoologischer Garten/Jebensstr., S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf, Berlin, Masurenallee/ZOB, Berlin, Berlin central bus station, Dornbirn, Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione, Castione, Stazione, and Airolo, Stazione in around 22 h 12 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $210
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $270
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
12 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $330
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Rotkreuz to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Airolo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Airolo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Rotkreuz
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Berlin ZOB to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Dornbirn
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dornbirn to Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Castione, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
$20 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Swiss Alps is 969 km. It takes approximately 9 h 14 min to drive from Berlin to Swiss Alps.

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easyJet, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 137+ hotels available in Swiss Alps. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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