Travel from Denmark to Switzerland is: Partially open. See details.

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

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Fly to Zurich  •  4h 38m

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

SFr 83 - SFr 280

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Bus  •  19h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen central train station to Hamburg central bus station N05 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg central bus station to Zurich Bus Station N24

SFr 65 - SFr 84

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Fly to Basel, train  •  5h 44m

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

SFr 87 - SFr 255

Train  •  14h 10m

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

SFr 134 - SFr 306

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

Train via Konstanz  •  23h 17m

  1. Take the train from Høje Taastrup to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Konstanz
  3. Take the train from Konstanz to Zürich HB Re

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

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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
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, India, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • 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
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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

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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 Zürich is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Zürich 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: 6 Jun 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 Zürich is to bus which costs 430 kr - 600 kr and takes 19h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Zürich is to fly which costs 550 kr - 1900 kr and takes 4h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Copenhagen station to Zürich station. However, there are services departing from Copenhagen central train station and arriving at Zurich Bus Station via Hamburg central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 35m.

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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 Zuerich Hb via Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 10m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Zürich is 964 km. The road distance is 1363.7 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 14h 10m and costs 900 kr - 2100 kr.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Copenhagen to Zürich, including transfers.

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Copenhagen to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Copenhagen central train 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 4h 38m and costs 550 kr - 1900 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 900 kr - 2100 kr and takes 14h 10m, you could also bus, which costs 430 kr - 600 kr and takes 19h 35m.

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  • Distance: 964.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

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

Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss and four other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Zürich every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Zürich via Hamburg Hbf in around 14h 10m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 650
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 490
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 550
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 360
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 380
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 380
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 180
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 300
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Konstanz to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 39
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
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
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Konstanz
Ave. Duration
12h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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 21 - SFr 25
Website
Snälltåget
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from Konstanz to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 19
Website
Thurbo
Schedules at
SBB
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Copenhagen central train station to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg central bus station to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Copenhagen to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich Bus Station.

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

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

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

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There are 287+ hotels available in Zürich. 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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