There are 10 ways to get from Groningen to Switzerland by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Basel  •  5h 34m

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

SFr 66 - SFr 244

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Bus  •  16h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N44 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Basel, Basel SBB
  3. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Zurich 108 / ...

SFr 57 - SFr 91

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Geneva  •  5h 55m

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

SFr 78 - SFr 267

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Zurich  •  6h 1m

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

SFr 79 - SFr 329

Bus, train to Bremen, fly to Zurich  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer
  2. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
  3. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Zurich (ZRH) BRE - ZRH

SFr 146 - SFr 418

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) AMS - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 100 - SFr 327

Train  •  10h 10m

  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 Zuerich Hb Ice / ...

SFr 172 - SFr 289

Train via Mannheim  •  12h 16m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Enschede
  3. Take the train from Enschede to Dortmund Hbf Re
  4. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ice / ...

Train, bus  •  18h 38m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Almere Centrum Intercity
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Zurich 472

SFr 77 - SFr 136

Drive  •  7h 49m

  1. Drive from Groningen to Zürich 890.5 km

SFr 130 - SFr 200

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The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Switzerland is to bus which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 16h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 5h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Groningen to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Zürich, Sprecherstrasse via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Basel, Basel SBB and Zürich, Bahnhofplatz/HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 46m.

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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 10h 10m.

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The distance between Groningen and Switzerland is 724 km. The road distance is 890.5 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 10h 10m and costs 150€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 5h 34m to get from Groningen to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Groningen to Switzerland bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Groningen station.

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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 train which takes 10h 10m and costs 150€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 16h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Groningen to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 723.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 34m

What companies run services between Groningen, Netherlands and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Groningen to Zürich via Zwolle, Arnhem Centraal, Basel Sbb, and Zürich HB in around 10h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Groningen to Zürich via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Basel, Basel SBB, Zurich, and Zürich, Bahnhofplatz/HB in around 16h 46m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 900
Flights from Bremen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 360
Flights from Bremen to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 230 - SFr 850
Flights from Bremen to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 230 - SFr 850
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 490
Flights from Bremen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 700
Level
Website
flylevel.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 280
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
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 60
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 27 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Train from Groningen to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 35
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 15 - SFr 21
1st Class
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 30
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 13 - SFr 18
1st Class
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Train from Enschede to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 35
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 15 - SFr 21
1st Class
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Train from Groningen to Almere Centrum
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 50
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 29
1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 25
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Enschede to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 27
Website
reiseauskunft.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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 170
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 38
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Zwolle to Enschede
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Blauwnet
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 14
Website
arriva.nl
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 Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Basel, Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
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 22
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Zurich
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Website
Eurolines FR

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Groningen to Switzerland bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Groningen to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Groningen to Switzerland is 891 km. It takes approximately 7h 49m to drive from Groningen to Switzerland.

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Lufthansa, KLM and easyJet offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 657+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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