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

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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Fly to Basel  •  4h 20m

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

SFr 47 - SFr 246

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Fly to Zurich  •  4h 36m

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

SFr 80 - SFr 284

Fly to Geneva  •  4h 46m

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

SFr 69 - SFr 292

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h 9m

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

SFr 59 - SFr 387

Train via Kassel  •  13h 41m

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

SFr 225 - SFr 338

Train  •  14h 31m

  1. Take the train from Koebenhavn H to Kiel Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ice

SFr 218 - SFr 319

Drive, car train  •  16h

  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  •  20h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB N613 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Zurich N24 / ...

SFr 72 - SFr 93

Bus, night train  •  22h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen Central Bus Station to Berlin Central Bus Station Stockholm - Bucuresti / ...
  2. Take the night train from Berlin Gesundbrunnen to Zuerich Hb Nj

SFr 187 - SFr 245

Drive  •  12h 22m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Zürich 1338.1 km

SFr 180 - SFr 270

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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Switzerland is to fly which costs 330 kr - 1800 kr and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Switzerland is to fly which costs 330 kr - 1800 kr and takes 4h 20m.

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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, Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 41m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Switzerland is 1032 km. The road distance is 1338.1 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Switzerland without a car is to train via Kassel which takes 13h 41m and costs 1500 kr - 2400 kr.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m 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 20m and costs 330 kr - 1800 kr. Alternatively, you can train via Kassel, which costs 1500 kr - 2400 kr and takes 13h 41m, you could also bus, which costs 500 kr - 650 kr and takes 20h 11m.

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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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 20m

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Switzerland?

easyJet, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Basel hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Zürich via Hamburg Hbf, Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe, and Zürich HB in around 13h 41m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 850
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 750
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 700
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 700
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 350
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 350
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 450
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 450
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 850
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 750
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 500
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 430
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 250
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 250
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 230
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 250
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 250
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 450
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 310
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 270
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 480
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 370
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 1100
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 340
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 490
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 500
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 490
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 260
Train operators
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from Koebenhavn H to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
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 Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 160
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kiel Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 250
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 100
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Car train from Hamburg Altona to Lörrach Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 31m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Nightjet
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Copenhagen to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Zurich
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Copenhagen Central Bus Station to Berlin Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 110
Website
Comati PSG

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Yes, the driving distance between Copenhagen to Switzerland is 1338 km. It takes approximately 12h 22m to drive from Copenhagen to Switzerland.

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Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Scandinavian Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Basel Airport.

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

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