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There are 11 ways to get from Switzerland to Scotland by plane, train, bus, 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 Geneva to Edinburgh  •  5 h 14 min

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

$58 - $212

Cheapest option

Fly Basel to Edinburgh  •  5 h 3 min

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

$42 - $181

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Fly Zurich to Edinburgh  •  5 h 9 min

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

$100 - $247

Fly Geneva to Glasgow  •  5 h 14 min

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

$72 - $229

Fly Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Edinburgh (EDI) MXP - EDI

$78 - $208

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly to Edinburgh  •  7 h 35 min

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

$71 - $359

Train  •  14 h 6 min

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

$426 - $750

Train, bus, night train  •  27 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station 299
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  4. Take the night train from London Euston to Glasgow Central

$137 - $238

Bus  •  29 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Brussels North
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London 815
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow M11 / ...

$116 - $245

Drive, train, Eurotunnel  •  16 h 52 min

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

$480 - $619

Drive, car ferry  •  17 h 4 min

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

$233 - $343

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Scotland is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 220 and takes 5 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Scotland is to fly which costs SFr 40 - SFr 190 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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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, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord Eurostar and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 6 min.

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The distance between Switzerland and Scotland is 1394 km.

The best way to get from Switzerland to Scotland without a car is to train which takes 14 h 6 min and costs SFr 420 - SFr 750.

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Switzerland to Scotland, including transfers.

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Switzerland to Scotland train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Scotland is to fly which takes 5 h 14 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 420 - SFr 750 and takes 14 h 6 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 250 and takes 29 h 32 min.

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

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Scotland is 1 h behind Switzerland. It is currently 2:08 AM in Switzerland and 1:08 AM in Scotland.

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  • Distance: 871 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Scotland?

easyJet, Jet2.com and nine other airlines fly from Geneva to Edinburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Glasgow via Zürich HB, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, and London Euston in around 14 h 6 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Edinburgh via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Zurich to Edinburgh via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Geneva to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Geneva to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Geneva to Glasgow via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Geneva to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Geneva to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Geneva to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Glasgow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $7,000
Flights from Geneva to Glasgow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $7,000
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Edinburgh via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Edinburgh via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Edinburgh via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Edinburgh via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Edinburgh via Krakow
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Flights from Geneva to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Edinburgh via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
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 and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Edinburgh via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Train operators
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 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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
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
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
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 Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Eurostar
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from London Euston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$198
Sleeper Seat
$50 - $75
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 Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
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 Freiburg to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
regiojet.com
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
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators

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