There are 10 ways to get from Groningen to Switzerland by plane, train, 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 Groningen to Basel  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Groningen (GRQ) to Basel (BSL) GRQ - BSL

$106 - $559

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Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Eindhoven 822
  2. Take the bus from Eindhoven to Zurich N831

$63 - $111

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Fly Groningen to Zurich  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Groningen (GRQ) to Zurich (ZRH) GRQ - ZRH

$124 - $455

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Basel  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Basel (BSL) AMS - BSL

$70 - $240

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Geneva  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) AMS - GVA

$76 - $250

Train  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$189 - $300

Train via Düsseldorf Hbf  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
  4. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Zürich HB Ec

$206 - $330

Bus Eurolines CH  •  18 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen CS, Hoofdstation to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg 100
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Zurich

$103 - $135

Drive, train  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  4. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Zürich

$173 - $281

Drive  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Zürich 556.5 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Switzerland is to bus which costs 50€ - 95€ and takes 15 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Groningen to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Zwolle, Arnhem Centraal, Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 19 min.

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The distance between Groningen and Switzerland is 724 km. The road distance is 890.4 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 10 h 19 min and costs 160€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 57 min to get from Groningen to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Groningen to Switzerland train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Groningen station.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Switzerland is to fly which takes 8 h 57 min and costs 90€ - 480€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 260€ and takes 10 h 19 min, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 95€ and takes 15 h 46 min.

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There is no direct flight from Groningen Airport to Basel Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Groningen to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Groningen to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 452.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 57 min

What companies run services between Groningen, Netherlands and Switzerland?

LOT, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Groningen to Basel hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Groningen to Zürich via Zwolle, Arnhem Centraal, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 10 h 19 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Groningen to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Groningen to Basel via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Groningen to Basel via Munich, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Groningen to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Groningen to Zurich via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Groningen to Zurich via Munich, Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Groningen to Zurich via Munich, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Groningen to Zurich via Munich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Groningen to Basel via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Groningen to Basel via Copenhagen, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Groningen to Basel via Copenhagen, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Groningen to Zurich via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Groningen to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Arnhem Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
bahn.de
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
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.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 Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Groningen to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Eindhoven to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen CS, Hoofdstation to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
arriva.nl
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Yes, the driving distance between Groningen to Switzerland is 890 km. It takes approximately 7 h 51 min to drive from Groningen to Switzerland.

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easyJet, Scandinavian Airlines, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Groningen Airport to Basel Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Groningen to Groningen Airport is to line 9 bus which takes 34 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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