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There are 7 ways to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Switzerland by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night 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 to Geneva  •  2h 3m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Geneva (GVA) BRS - GVA

SFr 67 - SFr 285

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  3h 51m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BRS - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 44 - SFr 77

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Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  5h

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BRS - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 50 - SFr 185

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  17h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 802 / ...
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb Tgv

SFr 143 - SFr 204

Bus, night bus  •  22h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
  3. Take the night bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Zurich Bus Station

SFr 63 - SFr 80

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11h 42m

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Zürich

SFr 298 - SFr 369

Drive, car ferry  •  12h 50m

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Zürich

SFr 158 - SFr 243

Bristol Airport (BRS) to Switzerland by bus, night bus and tram

The journey time between Bristol Airport (BRS) and Switzerland is around 34h 58m and covers a distance of around 1237 km. The fastest journey normally takes 26h 42m. Operated by First, National Express, RegioJet and others, the Bristol Airport (BRS) to Switzerland service departs from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arrives in Zürich, Opernhaus. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
34h 58m
Fastest journey time:
26h 42m
Journey distance:
1237 km
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
SFr 63
Carbon emissions:
154 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:50
Last service departs at:
06:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bristol Airport (BRS) to Switzerland bus, night bus and tram schedules

United Kingdom → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from United Kingdom

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire

This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Switzerland is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Switzerland is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Switzerland is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Switzerland.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Switzerland is to fly and train which costs £35 - £65 and takes 3h 51m.

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The fastest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Switzerland is to fly. Taking this option will cost £50 - £230 and takes 2h 3m.

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The distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) and Switzerland is 945 km.

The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Switzerland without a car is to bus and bus and ferry and train which takes 17h 53m and costs £110 - £170.

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It takes approximately 2h 3m to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Switzerland, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Switzerland is 1h ahead of Bristol Airport (BRS). It is currently 12:28 AM in Bristol Airport (BRS) and 1:28 AM in Switzerland.

Lufthansa, Swiss, easyJet and KLM offer flights from Bristol Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 944.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 3m

What companies run services between Bristol Airport (BRS), England and Switzerland?

easyJet, KLM and two other airlines fly from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Geneva 3 times a day.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 310
Flights from Bristol to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 310
Flights from Bristol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 190
Flights from Bristol to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 200
Flights from Bristol to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 190
Flights from Bristol to Milan Malpensa via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 300
Flights from Bristol to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Flights from Bristol to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 110
Train operators
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 140
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 165
Website
Eurotunnel
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 11
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 14
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 14
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators

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