There are 11 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Switzerland 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 NS International  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Basel SBB ICE International
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$34 - $59

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Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  5 h 51 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 Zürich HB 3 / ...

$141 - $230

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Zürich HB Ec

$147 - $228

Bus  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Zurich N11 / ...

$45 - $75

Train, drive  •  5 h 27 min

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

$122 - $180

Drive  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Zürich 381.2 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Dusseldorf to Basel  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Basel (BSL) DUS - BSL

$57 - $206

Fly Dusseldorf to Zurich  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH

$54 - $153

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH

$65 - $240

Fly Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 37 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

$58 - $211

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 57 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

$70 - $298

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Switzerland is to train which costs 29€ - 55€ and takes 5 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Switzerland is to fly which takes 3 h 44 min and costs 45€ - 180€.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Switzerland is 503 km. The road distance is 610 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Düsseldorf to Switzerland, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Dusseldorf Hbf and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 46 min.

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What companies run services between Düsseldorf, Germany and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Zürich via Basel SBB and Zürich HB in around 5 h 46 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Zürich twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 9 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
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
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 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 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
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 via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
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 Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
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 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 Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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
Train operators
NS International
Website
nsinternational.nl
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $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 Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times 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
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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