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There are 12 ways to get from Cheltenham 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 9 min

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

$72 - $230

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Bus  •  23 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham 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

$60 - $89

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Train to Birmingham, fly to Geneva  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Geneva (GVA) BHX - GVA

$88 - $290

Train to Birmingham, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 29 min

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

$131 - $365

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Geneva  •  7 h 44 min

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

$112 - $286

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Geneva  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Geneva (GVA) LHR - GVA

$160 - $377

Train, train to London City, fly to Geneva  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Geneva (GVA) LCY - GVA

$149 - $396

Train  •  12 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv

$284 - $576

Train via Mulhouse Ville  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa 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 / ...

$279 - $560

Bus, bus and ferry  •  23 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham 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

$132 - $246

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  12 h

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  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

$410 - $514

Drive, car ferry  •  11 h 34 min

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

$164 - $252

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Switzerland is to bus which costs £45 - £70 and takes 23 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs £55 - £180 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Birmingham New Street, London St. Pancras International, Marne La Vallee Chessy, Paris Gare de Lyon and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 24 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Switzerland is 585 miles.

The best way to get from Cheltenham to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 12 h 24 min and costs £210 - £450.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Cheltenham to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Cheltenham to Switzerland train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Switzerland is to train which takes 12 h 24 min and costs £210 - £450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £70 and takes 23 h 46 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 Cheltenham. It is currently 11:27 PM in Cheltenham and 12:27 AM in Switzerland.

Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 585.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 9 min

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Zürich via Birmingham New Street, London Euston, 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 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Zürich via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Victoria Green Line Station, Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière, Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station, Zurich, and Zürich, Sihlquai/HB in around 23 h 46 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Birmingham to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Birmingham to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $3,800
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 Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from London City to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Birmingham to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
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 Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 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
Flights from London City to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $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 Birmingham to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
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 Birmingham to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Birmingham to Geneva via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
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
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120
Virgin West Coast Trains
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-Fréthun
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 Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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 daily
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
regiojet.com
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