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There are 9 ways to get from Denmark to Switzerland by plane, bus, train, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Basel  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Basel (BSL) CPH - BSL

$75 - $255

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Fly to Geneva  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Geneva (GVA) CPH - GVA

$60 - $205

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Fly to Zurich  •  4 h 32 min

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

$93 - $300

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CPH - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$62 - $238

Train  •  13 h 28 min

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

$249 - $397

Night train, train  •  15 h 35 min

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

$262 - $417

Bus  •  19 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Hamburg X73 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Zurich 024 / ...

$77 - $136

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 Denmark to Switzerland is to fly which costs 390 kr - 1400 kr and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Denmark to Switzerland is to fly which costs 480 kr - 1700 kr and takes 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Denmark to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Hamburg Hbf and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 28 min.

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The distance between Denmark and Switzerland is 997 km. The road distance is 1365.2 km.

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The best way to get from Denmark to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 13 h 28 min and costs 1600 kr - 2600 kr.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Denmark to Switzerland, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Denmark to Switzerland is to fly which takes 4 h 20 min and costs 480 kr - 1700 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 1600 kr - 2600 kr and takes 13 h 28 min, you could also bus, which costs 490 kr - 900 kr and takes 19 h 46 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Denmark to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 623.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

What companies run services between Denmark and Switzerland?

easyJet, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Basel hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Zürich via Hamburg Hbf and Zürich HB in around 13 h 28 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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 Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
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 Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $470
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Copenhagen to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Train operators
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
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
$20 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
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 Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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There are 641+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Denmark to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 45 kr - 65 kr.

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