How to get from Switzerland to Scotland

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Recommended option

Fly Basel to Edinburgh  •  4 h 56 min

  1. BSL - EDI

$42 - $181

11 alternative options

Fly Geneva to Edinburgh  •  5 h 7 min

  1. GVA - EDI

$58 - $212

Fly Zurich to Edinburgh  •  5 h 7 min

  1. ZRH - EDI

$100 - $247

Fly Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh  •  6 h 9 min

  1. MXP - EDI

$79 - $209

Fly Milan Malpensa to Glasgow  •  6 h 4 min

  1. MXP - GLA

$83 - $266

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly to Edinburgh  •  7 h 28 min

  1. BGY - EDI

$71 - $359

Train via Paris Est  •  14 h 28 min

  1. 3 / ...
  2. Tgv / ...
  3. Est

$448 - $845

Train  •  15 h 33 min

  1. TGV / ...
  2. Tgv
  3. Est

$473 - $755

Bus  •  27 h 57 min

  1. Rj / ...
  2. M11

$111 - $235

Train, bus  •  31 h 31 min

  1. Ice

$203 - $341

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15 h 50 min

$386 - $485

Drive, car ferry  •  16 h 49 min

$234 - $343

What companies run services between Switzerland and Scotland?

easyJet, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Basel to Edinburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Glasgow via Zürich HB, Basel SBB, Strasbourg, Paris Est, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Euston in around 14 h 28 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Zurich to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Zurich to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Zurich to Edinburgh via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Glasgow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Glasgow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $4,500
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $4,500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Edinburgh via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Glasgow via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Glasgow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from Zurich to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Standard
$50 - $75
First
$90 - $120
Train from Zürich HB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $18
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
$50 - $75
First
$90 - $120
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $145
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $145
1st Class
$160 - $260
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $250
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $250
Premier
$190 - $290
Train from Lille Europe Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$120 - $170
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$177
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Brusel, CCN, gare du Nord to Londýn, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Manchester
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
flixbus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Switzerland and Scotland is 1394 km.

The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Scotland is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 220 and takes 5 h 7 min.

The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Scotland is to fly which takes 4 h 56 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 190.

No, there is no direct train from Switzerland to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Zürich Stadelhofen and arriving at Glasgow Central via Zürich HB, Basel SBB, Strasbourg, Paris Nord Eurostar and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 28 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Switzerland to Scotland, including transfers.