There are 13 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Swiss Alps by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld 26
  4. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo 5-Y

$189 - $308

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Zurich 207 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Francfort-sur-le-Main > Mannheim > Karlsruhe > Stuttgart > Singen > Winterthur > Zurich > Lucerne > Milan > Turin - Gare routière

$83 - $132

11 alternative options

Train  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Zürich HB Ec
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Airolo 5-Y

$199 - $319

Bus, train  •  19 h

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Airolo 5-Y

$156 - $272

Train, drive  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice
  2. Drive from Bietigheim-Bissingen to Swiss Alps

$138 - $201

Drive  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Swiss Alps 454.3 miles

$95 - $140

Fly Dusseldorf to Zurich, train  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

$108 - $268

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Zurich, train, line 2 train, line 110 bus  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
  4. Take the line 2 train from Arth-Goldau to Erstfeld
  5. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo
  6. Take the line 110 bus from Airolo, Stazione to Gotthard Passhöhe

$121 - $334

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich, train  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
  4. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

$187 - $440

Fly Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) DUS - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

$115 - $313

Fly Dusseldorf to Milan Linate, train  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Milan Linate (LIN) DUS - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
  3. Take the train from Bellinzona to Airolo

$134 - $325

Fly Dusseldorf to Basel, train  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Basel (BSL) DUS - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

$139 - $361

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CGN - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

$128 - $379

What companies run services between Düsseldorf, Germany and Swiss Alps, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Swiss Alps via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, Erstfeld, Airolo, and Airolo, Stazione in around 10 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Düsseldorf to Swiss Alps via Zurich, Lucerne, Luzern, Bahnhof, Altdorf UR, Telldenkmal, and Andermatt, Bahnhof in around 16 h 16 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Airolo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Airolo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$38 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$38 - $40
First
$60
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$17 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $45
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Düsseldorf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Airolo, Stazione to Gotthard Passhöhe
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
$22 - $30
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Düsseldorf to Swiss Alps?

The distance between Düsseldorf and Swiss Alps is 535 km. The road distance is 727 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Swiss Alps?

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Swiss Alps is to drive which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 6 h 51 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Düsseldorf to Swiss Alps?

The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Swiss Alps is to drive which takes 6 h 51 min and costs 75€ - 120€.

Is there a direct bus between Düsseldorf and Swiss Alps?

No, there is no direct bus from Düsseldorf to Swiss Alps. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Gotthard Passhöhe via Zurich, Luzern, Bahnhof, Altdorf UR, Telldenkmal and Andermatt, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 16 min.

How long does it take to get from Düsseldorf to Swiss Alps?

It takes approximately 10 h 35 min to get from Düsseldorf to Swiss Alps, including transfers.