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There are 10 ways to get from Bielefeld to Switzerland by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Duisburg Hbf  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Duisburg 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 36 / ...

$172 - $282

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Bus  •  11h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Bielefeld to Würzburg
  2. Take the bus from Würzburg to Zurich N24 / ...

$55 - $89

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Train  •  9h 53m

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

$175 - $263

Drive  •  6h 25m

  1. Drive from Bielefeld to Zürich 449.6 miles

$90 - $140

Train to Hannover, fly  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Zurich (ZRH) HAJ - ZRH

$110 - $374

Train to Paderborn, fly  •  6h 1m

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

$157 - $846

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  5h 54m

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

$92 - $219

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  6h 9m

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

$107 - $270

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH

$182 - $406

Train, train to Bremen, fly  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Bielefeld Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  3. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Zurich (ZRH) BRE - ZRH

$189 - $425

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The cheapest way to get from Bielefeld to Switzerland is to bus which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 11h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Bielefeld to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs 95€ - 330€ and takes 5h 21m.

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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 Duisburg Hbf, Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 25m.

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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 8h 25m and costs 150€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 8h 25m 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 8h 25m and costs 150€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 11h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Hannover Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Bielefeld 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 Bielefeld to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 362.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 25m

What companies run services between Bielefeld, Germany and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Bielefeld to Zürich via Duisburg Hbf, Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 8h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bielefeld to Zürich via Würzburg, Zurich, and Zürich HB in around 11h 41m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hannover to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Hannover to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Hannover to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Paderborn to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Paderborn to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Bremen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Bremen to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Bremen to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hannover to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Bremen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Paderborn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
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 Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
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
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Bielefeld Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
Bozur
Phone
+382 20 633 807
Email
bozur.cg@gmail.com
Website
bozur.net
Bus from Bielefeld to Würzburg
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
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
6h 30m
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 6h 25m to drive from Bielefeld to Switzerland.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Hannover Airport to Zurich Airport.

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