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There are 11 ways to get from Prague to Swiss Alps by bus, train, night bus, night train, car or plane

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Bus  •  14h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Prague to Lucerne 000259

$90 - $161

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  19h 4m

  1. Take the night train from Praha hl.n. to Zürich HB En
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Airolo 5-Y

$51 - $89

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Train  •  15h 42m

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) to Nürnberg ZOB
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bellinzona Ece
  4. Take the train from Bellinzona to Airolo 20 / ...

$259 - $420

Night bus, train  •  14h 20m

  1. Take the night bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Airolo 5-Y

$75 - $119

Drive  •  7h 53m

  1. Drive from Prague to Swiss Alps 511.4 miles

$100 - $160

Fly Prague to Zurich, train  •  8h 30m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Zurich (ZRH) PRG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

$124 - $335

Fly Prague to Lugano, train  •  10h 17m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Lugano (LUG) PRG - LUG
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

$247 - $444

Fly Prague to Milan Malpensa, train, line 110 bus  •  10h 2m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) PRG - MXP
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo
  3. Take the line 110 bus from Airolo, Stazione to Gotthard Passhöhe

$92 - $307

Fly Prague to Geneva, train  •  11h 5m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Geneva (GVA) PRG - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt

$157 - $451

Bus to Dresden, fly to Zurich, train  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Letiště
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Zurich (ZRH) DRS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
  4. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

$133 - $360

Fly Prague to Milan Bergamo, train  •  10h 28m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) PRG - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
  3. Take the train from Bellinzona to Airolo

$97 - $299

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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Swiss Alps is to night train and train which costs 1 100 Kč - 2 000 Kč and takes 19h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Swiss Alps is to drive which costs 2 400 Kč - 3 500 Kč and takes 7h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Prague to Swiss Alps. However, there are services departing from Prague and arriving at Gotthard Passhöhe via Luzern, Bahnhof, Altdorf UR, Telldenkmal and Andermatt, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 23m.

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The distance between Prague and Swiss Alps is 584 km. The road distance is 818.3 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Swiss Alps without a car is to bus which takes 14h 23m and costs 2 000 Kč - 3 700 Kč.

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It takes approximately 14h 23m to get from Prague to Swiss Alps, including transfers.

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Prague to Swiss Alps bus services, operated by Tour Bus, depart from Prague station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Swiss Alps is to bus which takes 14h 23m and costs 2 000 Kč - 3 700 Kč. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 5 500 Kč - 9 500 Kč and takes 15h 42m.

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Prague to Swiss Alps bus services, operated by Tour Bus, arrive at Lucerne station.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Swiss Alps.
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  • Distance: 365.1 miles
  • Duration: 14h 23m

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Swiss Alps, Switzerland?

Tour Bus operates a bus from Prague to Swiss Alps 3 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $110 and the journey takes 9h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Prague to Swiss Alps via Nürnberg ZOB, Nürnberg Hbf, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Bellinzona, Airolo, and Airolo, Stazione in around 15h 42m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Prague to Lugano via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Prague to Lugano via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Prague to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Prague to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Prague to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Prague to Lugano via Vienna, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Flights from Prague to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $300
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) to Nürnberg ZOB
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
cd.cz
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 Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $230
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 Bellinzona to Airolo
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Airolo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Praha hl.n. to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
14h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
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 Zuerich Hb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$35 - $50
1st Class Ticket
$65 - $80
Bus operators
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Prague to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Night bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Letiště
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
regiojet.com
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Airolo, Stazione to Gotthard Passhöhe
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Swiss Alps is 818 km. It takes approximately 7h 53m to drive from Prague to Swiss Alps.

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Sichuan Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Prague Airport to Zurich Airport.

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