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There are 8 ways to get from Copenhagen to Zürich by plane, train, night train, bus or car

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Fly to Zurich  •  4 h 32 min

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

$93 - $300

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Fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Basel (BSL) CPH - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$105 - $315

Train  •  13 h 24 min

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

$241 - $382

Night train, train  •  15 h 23 min

  1. Take the night train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich HB Ice / ...

$254 - $402

Bus FlixBus  •  22 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Munich, Munich central bus station N05
  2. Take the bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB 1-Y

$195 - $296

Bus Eurolines CH  •  26 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from København to Świebodzin
  2. Take the bus from Świebodzin to Zürich

$96 - $133

Drive, train  •  12 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Lüneburg
  2. Take the train from Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf Ice
  3. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Zürich

$247 - $385

Drive  •  12 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Zürich 853.3 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Zürich is to bus which costs 600 kr - 900 kr and takes 26 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Zürich is to fly which costs 600 kr - 2000 kr and takes 4 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Copenhagen to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Copenhagen and arriving at Zürich, Sihlquai/HB via München ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Zürich. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Zürich HB via Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 24 min.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Zürich is 964 km. The road distance is 1365.2 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 13 h 24 min and costs 1500 kr - 2500 kr.

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It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Copenhagen to Zürich, including transfers.

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Copenhagen to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Copenhagen station.

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

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Zürich is to fly which takes 4 h 32 min and costs 600 kr - 2000 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 1500 kr - 2500 kr and takes 13 h 24 min, you could also bus, which costs 1200 kr - 2000 kr and takes 22 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 602.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 32 min

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Zürich, Switzerland?

Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss and seven other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Zürich hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Zürich via Hamburg Hbf in around 13 h 24 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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 Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $310
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Copenhagen to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Sindbad
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Świebodzin to Zürich
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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Copenhagen to Zürich bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Zürich, Sihlquai/HB station.

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Copenhagen to Zürich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Copenhagen to Zürich is 1365 km. It takes approximately 12 h 34 min to drive from Copenhagen to Zürich.

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KLM, Eurowings, Austrian Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 512+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $87 USD 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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