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

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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Fly to Basel  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Basel (BSL) DUB - BSL

SFr 28 - SFr 127

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Fly to Geneva  •  4h 44m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Geneva (GVA) DUB - GVA

SFr 72 - SFr 190

Fly to Zurich  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Zurich (ZRH) DUB - ZRH

SFr 78 - SFr 142

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  7h 6m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) DUB - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1 to Lugano Piazzale Besso

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7h 23m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Milan Linate (LIN) DUB - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 80 - SFr 183

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  7h 24m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) DUB - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 71 - SFr 288

Car ferry, train  •  18h 19m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy Eil
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb Tgv

SFr 392 - SFr 1081

Car ferry, train via Cherbourg-Octeville  •  28h 41m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Take the train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare Ter
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb Tgv

SFr 210 - SFr 328

Bus and ferry, bus  •  31h 53m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Basel, Basel SBB
  4. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Zurich N11 / ...

SFr 67 - SFr 104

Bus and ferry, night bus, bus  •  32h 42m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the night bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  3. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Zurich 472

SFr 69 - SFr 111

Car ferry, drive  •  28h 9m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Drive from Cherbourg to Zürich

SFr 175 - SFr 271

Ireland → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Ireland

Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Show More. Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions

Conditions of entry to Switzerland

10-day mandatory self-quarantine
Show More. This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and United Kingdom with the exception of Croatia, Malta, Romania, Spain, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Czech Republic

Rules to follow in Switzerland

2m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Ireland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from Ireland.

The COVID-19 helpline number in Switzerland is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Switzerland is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Switzerland is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus hotline on 0041 58 463 00 00.

Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.
We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 Travel Safe information from official sources.
To the best of our knowledge, these details are correct as of the last update: 20 Sep 2020.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Switzerland is to fly which costs 26€ - 120€ and takes 4h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Switzerland is to fly which costs 26€ - 120€ and takes 4h 38m.

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The distance between Dublin and Switzerland is 1260 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Switzerland without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 18h 19m and costs 360€ - 1000€.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Dublin to Switzerland, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Switzerland is 1h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 2:54 AM in Dublin and 3:54 AM in Switzerland.

Ryanair, Aer Lingus, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Dublin Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 704+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs 6€ - 11€.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 1259.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Switzerland?

Ryanair, Air France and four other airlines fly from Dublin to Basel every 4 hours.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 260
Flights from Dublin to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 210
Flights from Dublin to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 500
Flights from Dublin to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 300
Flights from Dublin to Zurich via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 380
Flights from Dublin to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 380
Flights from Dublin to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 330
Flights from Dublin to Milan Malpensa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 280
Flights from Dublin to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 150
Flights from Dublin to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 210
Flights from Dublin to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 210
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 200
Flights from Dublin to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 500
Flights from Dublin to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 220
Flights from Dublin to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Flights from Dublin to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 280
Flights from Dublin to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 170
Flights from Dublin to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 210
Flights from Dublin to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 600
Flights from Dublin to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Basel
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 110
Flights from Dublin to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 150
Flights from Dublin to Milan Malpensa via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 150
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 110
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 110
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 110
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo via Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 110
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo via Krakow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 110
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dublin to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 210
Flights from Dublin to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 210
Flights from Dublin to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 230
Flights from Dublin to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 230
Flights from Dublin to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 310
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 210
Flights from Dublin to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 300
Flights from Dublin to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 330
Flights from Dublin to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 150
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 200
Flights from Dublin to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 340
Malta Air
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 280
Flights from Dublin to Milan Bergamo via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dublin to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 310
Train operators
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 380
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
SFr 330 - SFr 380
Standard
SFr 130 - SFr 160
Standard Premier
SFr 180 - SFr 230
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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 140
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 Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Rail 1st Class
SFr 60 - SFr 90
Bus operators
Giosy Tours
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Website
giosytours.ch
Bus from Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1 to Lugano Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Giosy Tours
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 19
Website
National Express
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Website
RegioJet
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 Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Basel, Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bale to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 21
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Eurolines FR
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
Night bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 18
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 140
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
SFr 42
Small Car
SFr 141
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
SFr 130 - SFr 160
On Foot
SFr 36 - SFr 40
car
SFr 108
Passenger
SFr 43
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 85
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
SFr 130 - SFr 160
On Foot
SFr 70 - SFr 85
car
SFr 108
Passenger
SFr 55

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