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There are 14 ways to get from Cardiff to Switzerland by train, plane, 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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Train to Bristol, fly to Geneva  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Geneva (GVA) BRS - GVA

$69 - $227

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Fly Cardiff to Basel  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Basel (BSL) CWL - BSL

$54 - $258

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Train to Bristol, fly to Basel  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Basel (BSL) BRS - BSL

$74 - $317

Fly Cardiff to Milan Malpensa  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CWL - MXP

$90 - $394

Train to Birmingham, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Zurich (ZRH) BHX - ZRH

$151 - $395

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Geneva  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Geneva (GVA) LHR - GVA

$157 - $354

Train to London City, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Zurich (ZRH) LCY - ZRH

$164 - $488

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Geneva  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Geneva (GVA) LGW - GVA

$125 - $310

Train  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv

$282 - $554

Train via Mulhouse Ville  •  13 h

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
  3. Take the train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  4. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB 3-Y / ...

$292 - $583

Bus, bus and ferry  •  23 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street 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 North to Zurich

$134 - $249

Bus  •  24 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Zurich 299

$62 - $92

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff 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

$436 - $548

Drive, car ferry  •  12 h 14 min

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

$173 - $266

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Switzerland is to bus which costs £45 - £75 and takes 24 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs £55 - £250 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Switzerland is 611 miles.

The best way to get from Cardiff to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 12 h 10 min and costs £210 - £430.

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Cardiff to Switzerland, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Switzerland is to fly which takes 6 h 32 min and costs £40 - £200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £210 - £430 and takes 12 h 10 min, you could also bus, which costs £45 - £75 and takes 24 h 18 min.

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

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Switzerland is 1 h ahead of Cardiff. It is currently 9:39 PM in Cardiff and 10:39 PM in Switzerland.

Thomas Cook, Brussels Airlines, KLM and easyJet offer flights from Bristol Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 658+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 611.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Switzerland?

KLM, Flybe and four other airlines fly from Cardiff to Basel every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cardiff to Zürich via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St. Pancras International, Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy, Marne La Vallee Chessy, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Zürich HB in around 12 h 10 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
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 Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Bristol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Cardiff to Basel via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cardiff to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $3,800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Bristol to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Flights from Cardiff to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Cardiff to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Cardiff to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from London City to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bristol to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Flights from Bristol to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Cardiff to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Cardiff to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Cardiff to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Cardiff to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
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 Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Cardiff to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cardiff to Basel via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Cardiff Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $260
Premier
$200 - $300
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 Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
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 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
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
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 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
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
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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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
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 Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
National Express
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 Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
regiojet.com
Ferry operators

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