There are 11 ways to get from Dortmund to Switzerland by train, car, bus, 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.

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Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  6 h 44 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 36 / ...

$144 - $265

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Bus  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Zurich N07

$47 - $79

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Train, drive  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Zürich

$142 - $210

Train  •  7 h 34 min

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

$159 - $242

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

$62 - $249

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

$60 - $195

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 26 min

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

$96 - $252

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Geneva  •  5 h 28 min

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

$47 - $179

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

$112 - $478

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

$65 - $252

Questions & Answers

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 44 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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The best way to get from Dortmund to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 6 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to get from Dortmund to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Dortmund to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Switzerland is to train which takes 6 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 41 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Switzerland is 627 km. It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to drive from Dortmund to Switzerland.

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Eurowings, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Basel Airport.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 329.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 44 min

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 44 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
2 h 53 min
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 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
3 h
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
3 h
When
Every day
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 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 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 18 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 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 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 21 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 37 min
When
Every day
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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
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

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 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 Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.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 Dortmund to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 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
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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