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

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Train, fly to Basel

  1. Take the train from U Holzhauser Str. to S+U Friedrichstr. Bhf
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Basel (BSL)

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Train, fly to Zurich

  1. Take the train from U Holzhauser Str. to S+U Friedrichstr. Bhf
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Zurich (ZRH)

Train, fly to Geneva

  1. Take the train from U Holzhauser Str. to S+U Friedrichstr. Bhf
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Geneva (GVA)

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio

Fly to Stuttgart, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Stuttgart (STR)
  2. Take the train from Boeblingen to Schaffhausen

Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin-Spandau to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Zurich Bus Station

Bus via Berlin Airport BER

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Zurich Bus Station

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Hbf to Zuerich Hb

Drive

  1. Drive from Tegel to Zürich

Tegel to Switzerland by bus and train

The journey time between Tegel and Switzerland is around 10h 13m and covers a distance of around 986 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 43m. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 49m. Operated by BVG, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr AG and others, the Tegel to Switzerland service departs from U Holzhauser Str. and arrives in Zürich Stadelhofen. Typically 41 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
8h 29m
Layover time:
1h 43m
Total time:
10h 13m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
8h 49m
Journey distance:
986 km
Services per week:
41
Cheapest price:
SFr 194
Carbon emissions:
52 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:15
Last service departs at:
22:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Tegel to Switzerland bus and train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tegel to Switzerland is to bus via Berlin Airport BER which costs €45 - €70 and takes 16h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Tegel to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs €35 - €140 and takes 4h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Tegel to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from U Holzhauser Str. and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via U Naturkundemuseum, Berlin Hbf and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 34m.

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The distance between Tegel and Switzerland is 738 km. The road distance is 844 km.

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The best way to get from Tegel to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 9h 30m and costs €160 - €250.

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It takes approximately 4h 44m to get from Tegel to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Tegel to Switzerland train services, operated by Nightjet, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Tegel to Switzerland is to train which takes 9h 30m and costs €160 - €250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €80 and takes 16h 47m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Tegel to Switzerland train services, operated by Nightjet, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Map of how to get from Tegel to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 738 km
  • Duration: 4h 44m

What companies run services between Tegel, Germany and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Tegel to Zürich via S+U Rathaus Spandau, Berlin-Spandau, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 9h 30m. Alternatively, FlixBus-de operates a bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Zurich Bus Station 5 times a week, and the journey takes 14h 35m. FlixBus also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 330
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 330
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 200
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 200
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 260
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 260
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 260
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 220
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 220
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 220
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 460
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 240
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 410
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 410
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 310
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 490
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 460
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 130
Train operators
BVG
Phone
030/256-0
Email
info@bvg.de
Website
bvg.de
Train from U Holzhauser Str. to S+U Friedrichstr. Bhf
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 2 - SFr 4
Website
BVG
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Boeblingen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Böblingen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from S Spandau Bhf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Berlin-Spandau to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 220
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 38
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
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 Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 Berlin central bus station to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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