There are 10 ways to get from Birmingham to Zürich by plane, train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Birmingham  •  4 h 36 min

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

$94 - $311

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris - Roissy CDG Airport
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Zurich

$94 - $140

8 alternative options

Train to London City, fly  •  6 h 4 min

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

$161 - $463

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6 h 11 min

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

$174 - $407

Train to Manchester, fly  •  7 h

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

$116 - $317

Train  •  10 h

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

$274 - $515

Train via Strasbourg  •  10 h 11 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 Est
  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 3 / ...

$295 - $607

Bus, train  •  24 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham, Birmingham Digbeth Coach Station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 1920
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Zürich HB Ice

$165 - $277

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11 h 24 min

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

$325 - $403

Drive, car ferry  •  12 h 28 min

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

$169 - $263

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

Swiss, Air France and four other airlines fly from Birmingham to Zürich every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Birmingham to Zürich via London Euston, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 10 h.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London City to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Manchester to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from London City to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flairjet
Website
flair-jet.com
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $120
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $240
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
bahn.de
SNCF
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
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
$184
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Paris - Roissy CDG Airport
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Paris to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Birmingham, Birmingham Digbeth Coach Station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Birmingham to Zürich?

The distance between Birmingham and Zürich is 938 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Zürich?

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Zürich is to bus which costs £65 - £100 and takes 20 h 23 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Birmingham to Zürich?

The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Zürich is to fly which takes 4 h 36 min and costs £65 - £230.

Is there a direct train between Birmingham and Zürich?

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 RER and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h.

Is there a direct bus between Birmingham and Zürich?

No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Birmingham and arriving at Zurich via London, Roissypole and Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 23 min.

How long does it take to get from Birmingham to Zürich?

It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Birmingham to Zürich, including transfers.