There are 14 ways to get from Dover to Switzerland by train, plane, car train, car, bus and ferry, bus or car 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 to London City, fly to Geneva  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Geneva (GVA) LCY - GVA

$102 - $279

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Bus  •  16 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich 299

$49 - $85

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Train to London City, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Zurich (ZRH) LCY - ZRH

$119 - $395

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Geneva  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Geneva (GVA) LHR - GVA

$120 - $271

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Geneva  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Geneva (GVA) LGW - GVA

$91 - $227

Train to London Stansted, fly to Basel  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Basel (BSL) STN - BSL

$86 - $306

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Zurich (ZRH) LTN - ZRH

$101 - $277

Train to London City, fly to Berne  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Berne (BRN) LCY - BRN

$297 - $1,019

Train via Strasbourg  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$225 - $450

Train  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv

$210 - $370

Eurotunnel, train, drive  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  2. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  5. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Zürich

$429 - $531

Bus and ferry, train  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  3. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB 3-Y / ...

$218 - $296

Bus and ferry, bus  •  17 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station 328 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Brussels North to Zurich

$116 - $172

Car ferry, drive  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Zürich

$124 - $193

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The cheapest way to get from Dover to Switzerland is to bus which costs £35 - £65 and takes 16 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs £75 - £220 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Ashford(Kent) Int., Paris Est, Strasbourg, Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 55 min.

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The distance between Dover and Switzerland is 436 miles.

The best way to get from Dover to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 8 h 55 min and costs £170 - £350.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Dover to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Dover to Switzerland train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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The best way to get from Dover to Switzerland is to train which takes 8 h 55 min and costs £170 - £350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £65 and takes 16 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Switzerland is 1 h ahead of Dover. It is currently 11:27 AM in Dover and 12:27 PM in Switzerland.

Map of how to get from Dover to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 435.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

What companies run services between Dover, England and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Dover to Zürich via Ashford International, Ashford(Kent) Int., Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Est, Strasbourg, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 8 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to Zürich via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station, Gare Du Midi, Gare Du Nord, Brussels, Brussels-North station, Zurich, and Zürich, Sihlquai/HB in around 16 h 52 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from London City to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London City to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $3,800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Stansted to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from London Luton to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from London City to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Flairjet
Website
flair-jet.com
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $220
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from London City to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $190
Premier
$150 - $220
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $35
1st Class
$49 - $54
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 Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Dover to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ferry operators

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Dover to Switzerland train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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British Airways, Luxair, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from London City Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 653+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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