There are 9 ways to get from Bielefeld to Switzerland by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Köln Hbf  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$169 - $302

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Bus  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Bielefeld to Würzburg
  2. Take the bus from Würzburg to Zurich 024 / ...

$56 - $91

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Train  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB Ic

$178 - $268

Drive  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Bielefeld to Zürich 449.6 miles

$90 - $140

Train to Paderborn, fly to Basel  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Herford to Paderborn Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Paderborn (PAD) to Basel (BSL) PAD - BSL

$189 - $687

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH

$91 - $217

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Köln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH

$110 - $271

Train to Paderborn, fly to Zurich  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Herford to Paderborn Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Paderborn (PAD) to Zurich (ZRH) PAD - ZRH

$157 - $853

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Köln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL

$156 - $396

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The cheapest way to get from Bielefeld to Switzerland is to bus which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 10 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bielefeld to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs 130€ - 340€ and takes 5 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bielefeld to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Bielefeld Hbf and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Köln Hbf, Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 54 min.

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The distance between Bielefeld and Switzerland is 580 km. The road distance is 719.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bielefeld to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 7 h 54 min and costs 140€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 54 min to get from Bielefeld to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Bielefeld to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Bielefeld Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Bielefeld to Switzerland is to train which takes 7 h 54 min and costs 140€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 10 h 46 min.

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There is no direct flight from Paderborn Airport to Basel Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Bielefeld to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Bielefeld to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 362.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 54 min

What companies run services between Bielefeld, Germany and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Bielefeld to Zürich via Köln Hbf, Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 7 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bielefeld to Zürich via Würzburg, Zurich, and Zürich HB in around 10 h 46 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paderborn to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Paderborn to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Paderborn to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Paderborn to Basel via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Paderborn to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Paderborn to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Paderborn to Zurich via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Paderborn to Zurich via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Paderborn to Zurich via Frankfurt, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Paderborn to Zurich via Frankfurt, Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Paderborn to Zurich via Frankfurt, Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paderborn to Basel via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
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 Bielefeld Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Herford to Paderborn Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
Bozur
Phone
+382 20 633 807
Email
bozur.cg@gmail.com
Website
bozur.net
Bus from Bielefeld to Würzburg
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
bozur.net
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 Würzburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Bielefeld to Switzerland is 719 km. It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to drive from Bielefeld to Switzerland.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Paderborn Airport to Basel Airport.

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