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There are 7 ways to get from Thionville to Switzerland by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train

  1. Take the train from Thionville to Mulhouse
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse to Zürich HB

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Luxembourg P&R Gasperich/Howald to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai

5 alternative options

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Metz to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Baden

Drive

  1. Drive from Thionville to Zürich

Train, fly to Zurich

  1. Take the train from Thionville to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Zurich (ZRH)

Train, fly to Geneva

  1. Take the train from Thionville to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Geneva (GVA)

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa

  1. Take the train from Thionville to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
  4. Take the train from Mendrisio to Lugano

Thionville to Switzerland by train

The train journey time between Thionville and Switzerland is around 4h 35m and covers a distance of around 405 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 2m. Operated by SNCF, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and TGV inOui, the Thionville to Switzerland train service departs from Thionville and arrives in Zürich Stadelhofen. Typically 57 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

57 Weekly Trains
4h 35m Average Duration
SFr 66 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Thionville to Switzerland is to drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 3h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Thionville to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs €70 - €950 and takes 3h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Thionville to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Thionville and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Mulhouse and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.

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The distance between Thionville and Switzerland is 324 km. The road distance is 380.7 km.

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The best way to get from Thionville to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs €60 - €110.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Thionville to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Thionville to Switzerland train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Thionville station.

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The best way to get from Thionville to Switzerland is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs €60 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €70 and takes 8h 12m.

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The quickest flight from Luxembourg Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Thionville to Switzerland train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Thionville to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 323.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 35m

What companies run services between Thionville, Grand Est, France and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Thionville to Zürich via Mulhouse and Zürich HB in around 4h 35m. Alternatively, Marino Autolinee operates a bus from Luxembourg P&R Gasperich/Howald to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai once a week. Tickets cost SFr 35 - SFr 55 and the journey takes 6h 10m.

Airlines
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 500
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 900
Flights from Luxembourg to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 340
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 1100
Flights from Luxembourg to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 90
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Thionville to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Rail 1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Train from Thionville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 18
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 6 - SFr 9
Rail 1st Class
SFr 12 - SFr 18
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 Mulhouse to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Baden
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Lugano
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 23
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Mulhouse Ville to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 36 - SFr 41
1st Class
SFr 31 - SFr 37
Train from Thionville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 28
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 24 - SFr 28
1st Class
SFr 16 - SFr 20
Bus operators
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Luxembourg P&R Gasperich/Howald to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Marino Autolinee
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Metz to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 19
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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Yes, the driving distance between Thionville to Switzerland is 381 km. It takes approximately 3h 55m to drive from Thionville to Switzerland.

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Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Luxembourg Airport to Zurich Airport.

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