There are 11 ways to get from Dortmund to Switzerland by train, bus, car, plane or ferry

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  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund 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 / ...

$165 - $266

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 217 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Zurich Ouibus

$31 - $47

9 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 27 min

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

$161 - $244

Bus  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Zurich N07

$47 - $79

Drive  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Zürich 391.6 miles

$80 - $120

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Basel  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Basel (BSL) DUS - BSL

$75 - $246

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH

$73 - $192

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 5 min

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

$89 - $247

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Geneva  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Geneva (GVA) DUS - GVA

$58 - $173

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Friedrichshafen, ferry  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) DUS - FDH
  3. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai

$126 - $476

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 44 min

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

$78 - $249

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Switzerland is to bus which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 10 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 4 h 52 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and Switzerland is 527 km. The road distance is 626.6 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to get from Dortmund to Switzerland, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 42 min.

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What companies run services between Dortmund, Germany and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Dortmund to Zürich via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 6 h 42 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund to Zürich twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 10 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.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 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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
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
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
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 Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
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
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
$60 - $290
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
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 Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
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 Dortmund Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
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
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dortmund to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dortmund to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
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
Ferry operators
BSB Ferries
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 3640-0
Email
info@bsb.de
Website
bsb.de
Ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
bsb.de

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