There are 11 ways to get from Scotland to Switzerland by plane, bus, train, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly Edinburgh to Basel  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Basel (BSL) EDI - BSL

$43 - $181

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Fly Edinburgh to Geneva  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Geneva (GVA) EDI - GVA

$58 - $211

Fly Edinburgh to Zurich  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Zurich (ZRH) EDI - ZRH

$101 - $247

Fly Glasgow to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) GLA - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$79 - $262

Fly Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) EDI - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$76 - $204

Train via Strasbourg  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  5. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$453 - $836

Train  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv

$438 - $754

Train, bus  •  20 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  3. Take the bus from Brussels North to Zurich

$192 - $384

Bus  •  27 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Zurich 299

$86 - $125

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  16 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  6. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Zürich

$492 - $632

Drive, car ferry  •  16 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Zürich

$226 - $342

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The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Switzerland is to fly which costs £40 - £160 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Switzerland is to fly which costs £30 - £140 and takes 4 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Scotland to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via London St. Pancras International, Paris Est, Strasbourg, Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 3 min.

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The distance between Scotland and Switzerland is 871 miles.

The best way to get from Scotland to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 13 h 3 min and costs £340 - £650.

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Scotland to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Scotland to Switzerland train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Switzerland is to fly which takes 4 h 54 min and costs £30 - £140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £340 - £650 and takes 13 h 3 min, you could also bus, which costs £65 - £100 and takes 27 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Switzerland is 1 h ahead of Scotland. It is currently 1:53 PM in Scotland and 2:53 PM in Switzerland.

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  • Distance: 871 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

What companies run services between Scotland and Switzerland?

easyJet, KLM and two other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Basel every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Zürich via London Euston, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Est, Strasbourg, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 13 h 3 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Malpensa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Malpensa via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $4,500
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Malpensa via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Malpensa via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Malpensa via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Train operators
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
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 Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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

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Lufthansa, KLM, easyJet and British Airways offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 653+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £3 - £5.

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