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There are 9 ways to get from Utrecht to Switzerland by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Basel SBB ICE International
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$168 - $255

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Basel  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Basel (BSL) AMS - BSL

$50 - $205

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Bus  •  14h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Zurich

$82 - $115

Train, night bus  •  12h 33m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Maastricht Intercity
  2. Take the night bus from Maastricht to Zurich N831

$61 - $103

Drive  •  7h 5m

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Zürich 491 miles

$110 - $180

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Geneva  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) AMS - GVA

$55 - $215

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Zurich  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH) AMS - ZRH

$63 - $290

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) AMS - MXP

$71 - $280

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Geneva  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA

$67 - $227

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The cheapest way to get from Utrecht to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 4h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Utrecht to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 4h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Utrecht to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Utrecht Centraal and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 34m.

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The distance between Utrecht and Switzerland is 630 km. The road distance is 785.5 km.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 7h 34m and costs 140€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 7h 34m to get from Utrecht to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Utrecht to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Utrecht Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Switzerland is to train which takes 7h 34m and costs 140€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 14h 27m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Utrecht 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 Utrecht to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 393.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 34m

What companies run services between Utrecht, Netherlands and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Utrecht to Zürich via Basel SBB and Zürich HB in around 7h 34m. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Utrecht to Zürich 3 times a week. Tickets cost $70 - $100 and the journey takes 14h 23m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
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 Utrecht Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
bahn.de
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Utrecht to Zurich
Ave. Duration
14h 23m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
eurolines.ch
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
Night bus from Maastricht to Zurich
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Utrecht to Switzerland is 786 km. It takes approximately 7h 5m to drive from Utrecht to Switzerland.

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Air France, KLM, easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Basel Airport.

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