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

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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Train via Basel SBB  •  4 h 41 min

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

$109 - $190

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 12 min

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

$21 - $33

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Train  •  5 h 7 min

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

$104 - $171

Bus via Freiburg  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaiserslautern to Karlsruhe
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Freiburg 207 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Freiburg to Zurich 107 / ...

$30 - $55

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Kaiserslautern to Zürich 250.1 miles

$50 - $80

Train, fly  •  3 h 37 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

$113 - $329

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Switzerland is to bus which costs 17€ - 28€ and takes 7 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs 95€ - 290€ and takes 3 h 37 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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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Kaiserslautern to Switzerland, including transfers.

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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 41 min.

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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 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kaiserslautern to Zürich via Karlsruhe, Freiburg, Zurich, and Zürich HB in around 7 h 7 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
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $25
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$32 - $36
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $15
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
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus

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