There are 7 ways to get from Copenhagen to Switzerland by plane, bus, train or car

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 Basel  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Basel (BSL) CPH - BSL

$69 - $236

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CPH - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$57 - $227

5 alternative options

Fly to Zurich  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Zurich (ZRH) CPH - ZRH

$86 - $283

Train  •  13 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich HB Ice

$244 - $390

Bus via Hamburg  •  19 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Hamburg 173 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Zurich 024 / ...

$77 - $136

Bus  •  22 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB N98
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim to Winterthur Ouibus

$91 - $151

Drive  •  12 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Zürich 853.3 miles

$190 - $290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Switzerland is to fly and bus which costs 360 kr - 1500 kr and takes 6 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Switzerland is to fly which takes 4 h 20 min and costs 440 kr - 1600 kr.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Switzerland is 1032 km. The road distance is 1365 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Copenhagen to Switzerland, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Hamburg Hbf and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 21 min.

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What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Switzerland?

easyJet, KLM and four other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Basel every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Zürich via Hamburg Hbf and Zürich HB in around 13 h 21 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Train operators
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Hamburg Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $310
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Copenhagen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Copenhagen to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB
Ave. Duration
16 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Mannheim to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus

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