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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.

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Train via Paris Est  •  7 h 27 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 36 / ...

$212 - $310

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Train, bus, night bus  •  16 h 4 min

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

$64 - $106

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Train  •  8 h 58 min

  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 3-Y / ...

$191 - $254

Bus  •  12 h 58 min

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

$70 - $101

Drive  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Calais to Zürich 506.9 miles

$100 - $160

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 38 min

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

$148 - $434

Train to Brussels, fly to Basel, train  •  7 h 41 min

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

$140 - $449

Train to Lille Lesquin, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  8 h 7 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

$161 - $532

Train, train to Paris CDG, fly to Zurich  •  7 h 12 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

$134 - $373

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Zurich  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH) AMS - ZRH

$159 - $473

Train, train to Paris CDG, fly to Basel  •  8 h 14 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 Basel (BSL) CDG - BSL
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$141 - $428

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The cheapest way to get from Calais to Zürich is to bus which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 12 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Zürich is to train and fly which costs 120€ - 380€ and takes 6 h 38 min.

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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.

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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 27 min.

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

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The best way to get from Calais to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 7 h 27 min and costs 180€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to get from Calais to Zürich, including transfers.

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Calais to Zürich bus services, operated by Isilines, depart from Calais Ferry station.

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Calais to Zürich train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Calais Ville station.

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The best way to get from Calais to Zürich is to train which takes 7 h 27 min and costs 180€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 12 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 393 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 27 min

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 27 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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Paris CDG to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
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 Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Calais Ville to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
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 Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $260
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $34
1st Class
$48 - $53
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $45
Train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
Train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
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
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$63 - $66
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
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
$19 - $27
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 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Calais to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Zurich station.

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Calais to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Calais to Zürich is 811 km. It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to drive from Calais to Zürich.

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