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There are 11 ways to get from Birmingham to Zürich by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Birmingham  •  4 h 49 min

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

$94 - $308

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Bus  •  23 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord
  3. Take the bus from Brussels North to Zurich

$75 - $108

9 alternative options

Train to Manchester, fly  •  6 h 13 min

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

$138 - $321

Train to London City, fly  •  6 h 5 min

  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 to London Heathrow, fly  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Zurich (ZRH) LHR - ZRH

$166 - $389

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6 h 18 min

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

$118 - $403

Train  •  9 h 52 min

  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

$233 - $479

Train via Strasbourg  •  9 h 57 min

  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 Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  5. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$264 - $579

Bus, bus and ferry  •  22 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station 328 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich 299

$109 - $222

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  12 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  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

$430 - $539

Drive, car ferry  •  11 h 43 min

  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 Zürich is to bus which costs £55 - £85 and takes 23 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Zürich is to fly which costs £70 - £240 and takes 4 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Zurich via London Victoria, Lille and Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Zürich HB via London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 52 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Zürich is 586 miles.

The best way to get from Birmingham to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 9 h 52 min and costs £170 - £370.

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Birmingham to Zürich, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Zürich bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham to Zürich 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 Zürich is to fly which takes 4 h 49 min and costs £70 - £240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £170 - £370 and takes 9 h 52 min, you could also bus, which costs £55 - £85 and takes 23 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 586.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Birmingham to Zürich 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, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 9 h 52 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London City to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from London City to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from London City to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from London Gatwick to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
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
1 h 46 min
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
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
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
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lille to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Birmingham to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Zürich is 1 h ahead of Birmingham. It is currently 4:12 PM in Birmingham and 5:12 PM in Zürich.

Birmingham to Zürich train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Swiss, Air France, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 507+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Birmingham Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs £2 - £29.

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