There are 6 ways to get from Kaiserslautern to Switzerland by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Basel SBB  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$89 - $185

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Bus via Freiburg  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaiserslautern to Karlsruhe
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Freiburg 022 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Freiburg to Zurich 207 / ...

$30 - $54

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Train  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Zürich HB Ice / ...

$111 - $184

Bus Ouibus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaiserslautern Hertelsbrunnenring to Karlsruhe
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Winterthur Ouibus

$34 - $56

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Kaiserslautern to Zürich 250.1 miles

$50 - $80

Train, fly  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL

$112 - $339

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Kaiserslautern to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Kaiserslautern Hbf and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 38 min.

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The distance between Kaiserslautern and Switzerland is 296 km. The road distance is 400.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kaiserslautern to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 4 h 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Kaiserslautern to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Kaiserslautern to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kaiserslautern Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Kaiserslautern to Switzerland is to train which takes 4 h 38 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Kaiserslautern to Switzerland train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kaiserslautern to Switzerland is 400 km. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from Kaiserslautern to Switzerland.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport.

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Map of how to get from Kaiserslautern to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 185 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

What companies run services between Kaiserslautern, Germany and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Kaiserslautern to Zürich via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 4 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kaiserslautern to Zürich via Karlsruhe, Freiburg, Zurich, and Zürich HB in around 7 h 34 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Train operators
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 Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
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 Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Kaiserslautern to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Turancar
Website
turancar.sk
Bus from Kaiserslautern Hertelsbrunnenring to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
turancar.sk
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 Winterthur
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Ouibus

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