There are 11 ways to get from Calais to Zürich by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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

Train via Paris Est  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Paris Nord Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$214 - $315

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  16 h

  1. Take the bus from Calais to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Strasbourg 770
  3. Take the night bus from Strasbourg to Zurich

$54 - $91

9 alternative options

Train  •  9 h

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  3. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB Tgv / ...

$180 - $207

Bus  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Calais Ferry to Paris Gallieni
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Zurich

$71 - $108

Drive  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Calais to Zürich 506.9 miles

$100 - $160

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH

$137 - $385

Train, train to Paris CDG, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
  3. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) CDG - ZRH

$127 - $372

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Basel  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Basel (BSL) BRU - BSL
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$129 - $399

Train to Lille Lesquin, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Strasbourg (SXB) LIL - SXB
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$156 - $531

Train, train to Antwerp, fly to Zurich  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Mortsel-Oude-God
  4. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Zurich (ZRH) ANR - ZRH

$113 - $497

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to Zurich  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Schiphol (Airport)
  4. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH) AMS - ZRH

$152 - $427

What companies run services between Calais, France and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Calais to Zürich via Paris Nord, Paris Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 7 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calais to Zürich via Paris Gallieni and Paris in around 12 h 58 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.force3.be
Flights from Antwerp to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $430
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Calais Ville to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $140
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
Train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$135 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$135 - $150
1st Class
$170 - $270
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $26
1st Class
$29 - $50
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $22
1st Class
$24 - $40
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $23
1st Class
$25 - $40
Train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF
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
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$29 - $45
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$19 - $30
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
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$14 - $60
Premier
$35 - $65
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $60
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$14 - $60
Premier
$35 - $70
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Lille Europe to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$29 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $120
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Mortsel-Oude-God
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Calais Ferry to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
isilines.com
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
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Calais to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Calais to Zürich?

The distance between Calais and Zürich is 629 km. The road distance is 811 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Calais to Zürich is to bus and night bus which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 16 h.

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

The quickest way to get from Calais to Zürich is to train and fly which takes 6 h 43 min and costs 110€ - 320€.

Is there a direct train between Calais and Zürich?

No, there is no direct train from Calais to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Zürich HB via Paris Est, Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 22 min.

Is there a direct bus between Calais and Zürich?

No, there is no direct bus from Calais to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Calais Ferry and arriving at Zurich via Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 58 min.

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

It takes approximately 7 h 22 min to get from Calais to Zürich, including transfers.