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

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Train  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld 26
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo 5-Y

$174 - $273

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Strasbourg N11
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport
  3. Take the bus from Basel EuroAirport to Göschenen

$57 - $97

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Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  10 h 36 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

$188 - $308

Train #2  •  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

$186 - $303

Train, drive  •  7 h 8 min

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

$142 - $206

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

$93 - $236

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Zurich, train  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
  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 train from Erstfeld to Airolo

$110 - $302

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

$182 - $429

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

$94 - $286

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

$112 - $313

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

$125 - $329

Fly Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen, train  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) DUS - FDH
  2. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Schaffhausen
  3. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Zürich HB
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
  5. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

$169 - $540

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Swiss Alps is to bus which costs 45€ - 85€ and takes 14 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Swiss Alps is to drive which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 6 h 51 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Swiss Alps is 535 km. The road distance is 726.8 km.

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It takes approximately 10 h 30 min to get from Düsseldorf to Swiss Alps, including transfers.

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

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Swiss Alps via Basel SBB, Erstfeld, Airolo, and Airolo, Stazione in around 10 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Düsseldorf to Swiss Alps via Strasbourg, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport, Basel EuroAirport, Göschenen, Airolo, and Airolo, Stazione in around 14 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
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
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
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 32 min
When
Every day
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
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
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 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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 33 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
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 30 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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
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

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 Dusseldorf Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
bahn.de
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 Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $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
$40 - $80
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 - $35
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
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Airolo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
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 Düsseldorf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel EuroAirport to Göschenen
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Strasbourg to Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
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
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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