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

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Train  •  9h

  1. Take the train from Dinant to Libramont L
  2. Take the train from Libramont to Luxembourg Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Luxembourg to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB Ir / ...

SFr 101 - SFr 178

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Bus  •  12h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Namur to Saarbrücken bus station 1929
  2. Take the bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Zurich Bus Station N11

SFr 37 - SFr 45

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Train, bus  •  14h 23m

  1. Take the train from Givet to Charleville Mezieres Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Charleville Mezieres to Champagne-Ardenne Ter
  3. Take the bus from Reims TGV Bus Station to Freiburg Central Bus Station
  4. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ice / ...

SFr 127 - SFr 225

Drive  •  5h 31m

  1. Drive from Dinant to Zürich 546.2 km

SFr 60 - SFr 95

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from Dinant to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH

SFr 107 - SFr 292

Train to Brussels, fly to Basel, train  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Dinant to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Basel (BSL) BRU - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

SFr 136 - SFr 437

Train, train to Luxembourg, fly to Zurich  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the train from Dinant to Libramont
  2. Take the train from Libramont to Luxembourg
  3. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Zurich (ZRH) LUX - ZRH

SFr 123 - SFr 331

Dinant to Zürich by trains

The train journey time between Dinant and Zürich is around 12h 4m and covers a distance of around 595 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 5m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), TGV inOui, SNCF and others, the Dinant to Zürich train service departs from Dinant and arrives in Zürich HB. Typically 10 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
12h 4m
Fastest train time:
8h 5m
Trains per week:
10
Cheapest price:
SFr 126
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:21
Last train departs at:
19:22

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dinant to Zürich train schedules

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International entry into Switzerland from Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Belgium

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
  • 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)
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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
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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 Belgium from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 6 Jun 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Dinant to Zürich is to bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 12h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Dinant to Zürich is to train and fly which costs 95€ - 270€ and takes 5h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dinant to Zürich station. However, there are services departing from DINANT Place Collard and arriving at Zurich Bus Station via Namur and Saarbrücken bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dinant to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Dinant and arriving at Zürich HB via Libramont, Luxembourg, Mulhouse Ville and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h.

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The distance between Dinant and Zürich is 417 km. The road distance is 546.2 km.

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The best way to get from Dinant to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 9h and costs 90€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 9h to get from Dinant to Zürich, including transfers.

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Dinant to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Namur station.

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Dinant to Zürich train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Dinant station.

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The best way to get from Dinant to Zürich is to train which takes 9h and costs 90€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 12h 24m.

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  • Distance: 417.5 km
  • Duration: 9h

What companies run services between Dinant, Belgium and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Dinant to Zürich via Libramont, Luxembourg, Mulhouse Ville, and Basel SBB in around 9h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dinant to Zürich via Namur and Saarbrücken bus station in around 12h 24m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 470
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 320
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 260
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 470
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 320
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 460
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Dinant to Libramont
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 10 - SFr 15
1st Class
SFr 15 - SFr 23
Train from Libramont to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 14
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 9 - SFr 14
1st Class
SFr 14 - SFr 21
Train from Dinant to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 23
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 23
1st Class
SFr 28 - SFr 32
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 Luxembourg to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 80
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 65 - SFr 80
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
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 Givet to Charleville-Mézières
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Charleville-Mézières to Champagne-Ardenne TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Givet to Charleville Mezieres
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Rail 1st Class
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Train from Charleville Mezieres to Champagne-Ardenne
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 14 - SFr 21
Rail 1st Class
SFr 23 - SFr 35
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 Namur to Saarbrücken bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Reims TGV Bus Station to Freiburg Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Website
Karat-S

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Dinant to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dinant to Zürich is 546 km. It takes approximately 5h 31m to drive from Dinant to Zürich.

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Swiss and KLM offer flights from Brussels Airport to Zurich Airport.

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