There are 10 ways to get from Scotland to Switzerland by plane, bus, train, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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 Edinburgh to Basel  •  4 h 54 min

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

$43 - $181

9 alternative options

Fly Edinburgh to Zurich  •  5 h 16 min

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

$101 - $246

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

$78 - $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

$75 - $204

Train via Strasbourg  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Est
  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 / ...

$451 - $830

Train  •  13 h 8 min

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

$427 - $742

Bus  •  26 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station M11
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris - Roissy CDG Airport
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Zurich

$118 - $212

Night train, bus  •  28 h 3 min

  1. Take the night train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from Londýn, Victoria Green Line Station to Lucemburk, Central station CFL - Gare Routière Rj
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Zurich 299

$101 - $150

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15 h 50 min

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

$371 - $476

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 £30 - £140 and takes 4 h 54 min.

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

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The distance between Scotland and Switzerland is 1394 km.

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

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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 1 min.

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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 1 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 Zurich via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 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, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 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 London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
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
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 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
5 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
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 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 Glasgow to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
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
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 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
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
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Malpensa via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Malpensa via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.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 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$200
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $75
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
$172
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
$20 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Paris to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Londýn, Victoria Green Line Station to Lucemburk, Central station CFL - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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