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There are 10 ways to get from Copenhagen to Switzerland by plane, train, car, car train, bus or night train

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Fly to Basel  •  4h 24m

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

SFr 60 - SFr 415

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Fly to Zurich  •  4h 38m

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

SFr 93 - SFr 390

Fly to Geneva  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Geneva (GVA) CPH - GVA

SFr 87 - SFr 288

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h 36m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CPH - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 74 - SFr 298

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Stuttgart (STR) CPH - STR
  2. Take the train from Boeblingen to Singen(Hohentwiel)

SFr 112 - SFr 472

Train  •  14h 15m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ice / ...

SFr 142 - SFr 321

Drive, car train  •  15h 47m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Hamburg Altona
  2. Take the car train from Hamburg Altona to Lörrach Hbf
  3. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Zürich

Bus  •  24h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen Central Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station Stockholm - Bucuresti / ...
  2. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Zurich 000259 / ...

SFr 130 - SFr 159

Train, night train  •  21h 33m

  1. Take the train from Høje Taastrup to Hamburg Hbf Snälltåget
  2. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf to Zuerich Hb Nj

SFr 128 - SFr 181

Drive  •  12h

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Zürich 1363.7 km

SFr 170 - SFr 260

Denmark → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Denmark

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Denmark
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Denmark

  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Burgenland, Kärnten, Niederösterreich, Oberösterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark, Wien
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Basse-Normandie, Haute-Normandie, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Marche, Apulia, Tuscany, Veneto

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uruguay, Armenia, Croatia, Lithuania, Turkey, Canada, India, Argentina, Cabo Verde, Egypt, Mexico and Qatar
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Denmark

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Denmark.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Switzerland is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Switzerland is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Switzerland is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Denmark from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 2 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Switzerland is to fly which costs 550 kr - 2000 kr and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Switzerland is to fly which costs 400 kr - 2800 kr and takes 4h 24m.

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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 14h 15m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Switzerland is 1032 km. The road distance is 1363.7 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 14h 15m and costs 950 kr - 2200 kr.

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It takes approximately 4h 24m to get from Copenhagen to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Copenhagen to Switzerland train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), depart from København H station.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Switzerland is to fly which takes 4h 24m and costs 400 kr - 2800 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 950 kr - 2200 kr and takes 14h 15m, you could also bus, which costs 850 kr - 1100 kr and takes 24h 21m.

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Copenhagen to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 1031.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 24m

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Switzerland?

easyJet, Air France and four other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Basel 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Zürich via Hamburg Hbf and Zürich HB in around 14h 15m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 390
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 1200
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 1700
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 1100
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 480
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 1100
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 270
Flights from Copenhagen to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 390
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 1700
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 1700
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 1100
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 1100
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 310
Flights from Copenhagen to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 1200
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 200
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 340
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 160
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 650
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 750
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 390
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 1000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 330
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 800
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 230
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 260
Train operators
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Boeblingen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Böblingen to Singen
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Boeblingen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Boeblingen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Car train from Hamburg Altona to Lörrach Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 31m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Böblingen to Singen
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 240
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Høje Taastrup to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 35
Website
Snälltåget
Bus operators
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Copenhagen Central Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 120
Website
Comati PSG
Nobless Line
Phone
+420 602 333 369
Email
noblessline@noblessline.cz
Website
noblessline.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 81
Schedules at
noblessline.cz
Tour Bus
Phone
+420 543 163 111
Email
objednavky@tourbus.cz
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Prague to Zürich - Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 80
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 30
Website
RegioJet

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Yes, the driving distance between Copenhagen to Switzerland is 1364 km. It takes approximately 12h to drive from Copenhagen to Switzerland.

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easyJet, Scandinavian Airlines, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 155+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 45 kr - 65 kr.

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