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There are 8 ways to get from Kassel to Switzerland by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Basel SBB  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Basel SBB Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$144 - $230

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Kassel Hauptbahnhof to Würzburg
  2. Take the bus from Würzburg to Zurich 024 / ...

$50 - $82

6 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Zürich HB Ice

$148 - $233

Bus Ouibus  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Kassel to Frankfurt am Main
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Zürich Ouibus

$60 - $83

Drive  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Kassel to Zürich 372.9 miles

$75 - $120

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL

$119 - $339

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH

$142 - $344

Train to Paderborn, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Paderborn Hbf
  2. Fly from Paderborn (PAD) to Zurich (ZRH) PAD - ZRH

$179 - $859

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kassel to Switzerland is to bus which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 11 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kassel to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs 100€ - 300€ and takes 3 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kassel to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 56 min.

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The distance between Kassel and Switzerland is 511 km. The road distance is 596.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kassel to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 5 h 56 min and costs 120€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Kassel to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Kassel to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe station.

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The best way to get from Kassel to Switzerland is to train which takes 5 h 56 min and costs 120€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 8 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Kassel 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 Kassel to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 319.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 56 min

What companies run services between Kassel, Germany and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Kassel to Zürich via Basel SBB and Zürich HB in around 5 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kassel to Zürich via Würzburg, Zurich, and Zürich HB in around 8 h 36 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Paderborn to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Paderborn to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Paderborn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
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 Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Bozur
Phone
+382 20 633 807
Email
bozur.cg@gmail.com
Website
bozur.net
Bus from Kassel Hauptbahnhof to Würzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
bozur.net
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 Würzburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Kassel to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
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 Frankfurt to Zürich
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus

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Yes, the driving distance between Kassel to Switzerland is 597 km. It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to drive from Kassel to Switzerland.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport.

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