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There are 13 ways to get from Birmingham to Switzerland by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly Birmingham to Geneva  •  4h 30m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Geneva (GVA) BHX - GVA

$51 - $233

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Fly Birmingham to Zurich  •  4h 41m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Zurich (ZRH) BHX - ZRH

$94 - $308

Train to Manchester, fly to Geneva  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Geneva (GVA) MAN - GVA

$90 - $226

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Geneva  •  6h

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Geneva (GVA) LHR - GVA

$126 - $323

Fly Birmingham to Milan Malpensa  •  6h 36m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BHX - MXP

$92 - $298

Train to London City, fly to Zurich  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Zurich (ZRH) LCY - ZRH

$131 - $453

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Geneva  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester
  2. Take the train from Leicester to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Geneva (GVA) LTN - GVA

$98 - $268

Train to Liverpool, fly to Geneva  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Geneva (GVA) LPL - GVA

$73 - $324

Train  •  9h 56m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv

$241 - $494

Train, bus  •  17h 13m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  3. Take the bus from Brussels North to Zurich

$168 - $392

Bus  •  22h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  3. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich 299

$68 - $115

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  12h 15m

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  6. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Zürich

$414 - $519

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 43m

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Zürich

$167 - $258

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Switzerland is to fly which costs £35 - £180 and takes 4h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Switzerland is to fly which costs £35 - £180 and takes 4h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 56m.

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The distance between Birmingham and Switzerland is 602 miles.

The best way to get from Birmingham to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 9h 56m and costs £180 - £380.

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It takes approximately 4h 30m to get from Birmingham to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Switzerland train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Switzerland is to fly which takes 4h 30m and costs £35 - £180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £180 - £380 and takes 9h 56m, you could also bus, which costs £50 - £90 and takes 22h 21m.

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Switzerland is 1h ahead of Birmingham. It is currently 10:38 AM in Birmingham and 11:38 AM in Switzerland.

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  • Distance: 602.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 30m

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Switzerland?

easyJet, Flybe and seven other airlines fly from Birmingham to Geneva hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Birmingham to Zürich via London Euston, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Zürich HB in around 9h 56m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Manchester to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from London Luton to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from London Luton to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Liverpool to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Birmingham to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Birmingham to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London City to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from London City to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from London City to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Birmingham to Geneva via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Manchester to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Flights from Birmingham to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Birmingham to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Milan Malpensa via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Virgin West Coast Trains
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
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 Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
National Express
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
regiojet.com
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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Birmingham to Switzerland train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Jet2.com, Air France, easyJet and five other airlines offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Geneva Airport.

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