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There are 13 ways to get from Dover to Switzerland by train, car train, car, bus and ferry, bus, night bus, car ferry or plane

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  •  8h 51m

  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

$200 - $359

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Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Tonbridge
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Geneva (GVA) LGW - GVA

$77 - $215

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Train via Strasbourg  •  8h 56m

  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 36 / ...

$224 - $445

Eurotunnel, train, drive  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  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

$410 - $503

Bus and ferry, train  •  10h 28m

  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 / ...

$217 - $290

Bus and ferry, bus  •  17h 17m

  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, Brussels-North station to Zurich 299

$93 - $154

Night bus, bus  •  20h 51m

  1. Take the night bus from Dover to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Zurich

$112 - $157

Car ferry, drive  •  8h 17m

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

$124 - $193

Train to London City, fly  •  6h 37m

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

$111 - $292

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  7h 9m

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

$128 - $284

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  7h 15m

  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 Geneva (GVA) LTN - GVA

$94 - $250

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  7h 40m

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

$122 - $339

Train, train to Southend, fly  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Geneva (GVA) SEN - GVA

$107 - $1,293

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The cheapest way to get from Dover to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs £55 - £170 and takes 6h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs £55 - £170 and takes 6h 29m.

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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 Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 51m.

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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 8h 51m and costs £150 - £280.

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It takes approximately 8h 51m 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 quickest flight from London City Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Switzerland is 1h ahead of Dover. It is currently 1:33 PM in Dover and 2:33 PM in Switzerland.

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

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Map of how to get from Dover to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 435.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 51m

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 Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Zürich HB in around 8h 51m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Luton to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from London Luton to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from London Stansted to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from London Stansted to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Southend to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from London City to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $3,800
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from London Stansted to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Train operators
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $190
Premier
$150 - $220
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $260
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $34
1st Class
$48 - $53
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
1h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
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
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Dover Priory to Tonbridge
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 20 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
20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Greater Anglia
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lille to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Dover to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Zürich
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ferry operators

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