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There are 12 ways to get from Scotland to Switzerland by plane, train, night bus, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly Edinburgh to Geneva  •  5h 13m

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

SFr 67 - SFr 386

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Fly Glasgow to Basel  •  6h 38m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Basel (BSL) GLA - BSL

SFr 33 - SFr 189

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Fly Glasgow to Geneva  •  4h 59m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Geneva (GVA) GLA - GVA

SFr 113 - SFr 152

Fly Edinburgh to Basel  •  4h 56m

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

SFr 90 - SFr 333

Fly Edinburgh to Zurich  •  5h 25m

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

SFr 58 - SFr 228

Fly Aberdeen to Basel  •  6h 48m

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Basel (BSL) ABZ - BSL

SFr 81 - SFr 340

Train  •  14h 29m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb Tgv

SFr 442 - SFr 1208

Train via Cologne  •  17h 57m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ec

SFr 420 - SFr 1272

Night bus, bus  •  29h 32m

  1. Take the night bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière to Saarbrücken Hbf L40
  4. Take the bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Zurich Bus Station N11

Bus, bus and ferry  •  30h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Karlsruhe
  3. Take the bus from Karlsruhe central train station to Zurich Bus Station 476

SFr 83 - SFr 117

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15h 49m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Zürich

SFr 354 - SFr 450

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 41m

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

SFr 272 - SFr 443

United Kingdom → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from United Kingdom

  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Hungary, India, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Switzerland is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Switzerland is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Switzerland is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Switzerland is to fly which costs £26 - £150 and takes 6h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Switzerland is to fly which costs £70 - £260 and takes 4h 56m.

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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 Euston station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Marne La Vallee Chessy, Paris Gare De Lyon and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 29m.

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The distance between Scotland and Switzerland is 1394 km.

The best way to get from Scotland to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 14h 29m and costs £340 - £950.

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It takes approximately 5h 13m to get from Scotland to Switzerland, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Scotland to Switzerland is to fly which takes 5h 13m and costs £50 - £300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £340 - £950 and takes 14h 29m.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Switzerland is 1h ahead of Scotland. It is currently 6:11 AM in Scotland and 7:11 AM in Switzerland.

Map of how to get from Scotland to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 1393.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 13m

What companies run services between Scotland and Switzerland?

Jet2.com, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Geneva 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Zürich via London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Marne La Vallee Chessy, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Zürich HB in around 14h 29m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 200
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 240
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 200
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 250
Flights from Glasgow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 270
Flights from Glasgow to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 270
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 200
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 200
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 230
Flights from Glasgow to Basel via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 280
Flights from Glasgow to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 410
Flights from Aberdeen to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 330
Flights from Aberdeen to Basel via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 330
Flights from Aberdeen to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 490
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 220
Flights from Glasgow to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 410
Flights from Edinburgh to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 310
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 300
Flights from Glasgow to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 340
Flights from Aberdeen to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 270
Flights from Glasgow to Geneva via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 310
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 240
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 95
Flights from Glasgow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 130
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 390
Flights from Glasgow to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Geneva via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 310
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 280
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Basel via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 180
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Glasgow to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 380
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 390
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
SFr 340 - SFr 390
Standard
SFr 130 - SFr 170
Standard Premier
SFr 190 - SFr 240
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 380
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
SFr 330 - SFr 380
Standard
SFr 110 - SFr 140
Standard Premier
SFr 160 - SFr 210
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 140
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 140
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 70 - SFr 100
Comfort
SFr 85 - SFr 110
Premium
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 169
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Megabus UK
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Website
RegioJet
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Bus from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
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 Saarbrücken bus station to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe central train station to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 23
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
15h 52m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
SFr 85 - SFr 160
Standard Car - Flexi
SFr 150 - SFr 190

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Scotland to Switzerland train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Jet2.com, Air France, British Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 155+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 35 min and costs £1 - £6.

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