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There are 12 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

$69 - $238

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Bus FlixBus  •  18h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Groningen, Haren to Karlsruhe 217
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Zurich N177 / ...

$50 - $98

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Geneva  •  6h 5m

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

$74 - $248

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Zurich  •  6h 2m

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

$82 - $323

Bus, train to Bremen, fly to Zurich  •  7h 43m

  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

$156 - $378

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  8h 2m

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

$90 - $313

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich  •  8h 21m

  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. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH

$109 - $260

Train  •  10h 36m

  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 36 / ...

$178 - $288

Train via Düsseldorf Hbf  •  11h 54m

  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

$195 - $327

Bus Eurolines CH  •  18h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Groningen Main Train Station to Amsterdam Duivendrecht Warschau - Amsterdam
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Zurich

$105 - $144

Drive, train  •  8h 27m

  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

$163 - $275

Drive  •  7h 51m

  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 40€ - 90€ and takes 18h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 5h 34m.

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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 36m.

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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 10h 36m and costs 150€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 5h 34m 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 train which takes 10h 36m and costs 150€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 90€ and takes 18h 8m.

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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 train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), 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: 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 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Groningen to Zürich via Haren, P+R Haren / A28, Groningen, Haren, Karlsruhe, Zurich, and Zürich, Sihlquai/HB in around 18h 8m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Bremen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Bremen to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Bremen to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Bremen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
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
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Groningen to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $21
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 Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $24
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.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
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
1h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
arriva.nl
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 Leer
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Groningen, Haren to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
EST Gdansk
Email
estgdansk@wp.pl
Website
estgdansk.pl
Bus from Groningen Main Train Station to Leer Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
EST Gdansk
Bus from Groningen Main Train Station to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
EST Gdansk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Karlsruhe to Zurigo
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Website
Marino Autolinee
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 Karlsruhe to Zürich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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

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