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

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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Fly Prague to Basel  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Basel (BSL) PRG - BSL

SFr 55 - SFr 177

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Bus  •  9h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Prague - ÚAN Florenc to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai RegioJet / ...

SFr 29 - SFr 65

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Fly Prague to Zurich  •  4h 20m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Zurich (ZRH) PRG - ZRH

SFr 83 - SFr 332

Fly Prague to Geneva  •  4h 20m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Geneva (GVA) PRG - GVA

SFr 47 - SFr 220

Fly Prague to Milan Malpensa, train  •  5h 38m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) PRG - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio

SFr 55 - SFr 262

Train to Dresden, fly to Zurich  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Zurich (ZRH) DRS - ZRH

SFr 98 - SFr 340

Fly Prague to Milan Bergamo, train  •  6h 48m

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

SFr 63 - SFr 163

Bus, train  •  11h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Zličín to Nuremberg
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ic

SFr 106 - SFr 201

Train  •  12h 41m

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ice

SFr 187 - SFr 270

Night train  •  14h 23m

  1. Take the night train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Zuerich Hb En

SFr 173 - SFr 233

Drive  •  6h 25m

  1. Drive from Prague to Zürich 689.8 km

SFr 85 - SFr 130

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Switzerland

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Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Switzerland. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Switzerland.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Switzerland from 5/15/2020.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 5/16/2020

There are currently lockdown measures within Switzerland to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Domestic travel within Switzerland may be affected.

Source Type: Media | Last updated: 3/26/2020

Limited international flights leaving Czechia began to resume from 4/21/2020.

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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Switzerland is to bus which costs 700 Kč - 1 700 Kč and takes 9h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Switzerland is to fly which costs 1 300 Kč - 4 500 Kč and takes 4h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Dresden Hbf, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 41m.

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The distance between Prague and Switzerland is 585 km. The road distance is 689.8 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Switzerland without a car is to bus which takes 9h 46m and costs 700 Kč - 1 700 Kč.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from Prague to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Prague to Switzerland train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Switzerland is to fly which takes 4h 14m and costs 1 300 Kč - 4 500 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 700 Kč - 1 700 Kč and takes 9h 46m, you could also train, which costs 4 700 Kč - 7 000 Kč and takes 12h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Prague to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 584.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 14m

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

easyJet, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Prague to Basel every 4 hours. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Prague - ÚAN Florenc to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai once daily. Tickets cost SFr 21 - SFr 30 and the journey takes 9h 35m. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 320
Flights from Prague to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 320
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 500
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 500
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 350
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 350
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 490
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 320
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 430
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 290
Flights from Prague to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 160
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 160
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 600
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Prague to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 310
Flights from Prague to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 250
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 120
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 80
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Prague to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 430
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 290
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 550
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 550
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 130
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Prague to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 330
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 390
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 400 - SFr 1900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Prague to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 280
Train operators
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 16
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
SFr 9 - SFr 12
Business
SFr 12 - SFr 15
1st Class
SFr 13 - SFr 16
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Night train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
14h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 220
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 28
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dresden Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague - ÚAN Florenc to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
RegioJet
Nobless Line
Website
noblessline.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 76
Schedules at
noblessline.cz
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Prague to Zürich - Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 85
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Prague, Florenc to Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Eurolines FR
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague Zličín to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Switzerland is 690 km. It takes approximately 6h 25m to drive from Prague to Switzerland.

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easyJet, Air France, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Prague Airport to Basel Airport.

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