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There are 12 ways to get from Wales to Switzerland by train, plane, bus, night bus, 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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Train to Bristol, fly to Geneva  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Geneva (GVA) BRS - GVA

SFr 63 - SFr 221

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Line 4 bus to Manchester, fly to Basel  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the line 4 bus from Buckley, Police Station to Chester, Railway Station
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Basel (BSL) MAN - BSL

SFr 59 - SFr 259

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Train to Bristol, fly to Basel  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Basel (BSL) BRS - BSL

SFr 67 - SFr 311

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Basel  •  6h

  1. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Basel (BSL) LHR - BSL

SFr 132 - SFr 403

Line 4 bus, train to Manchester, fly to Geneva  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the line 4 bus from Buckley, Police Station to Chester, Railway Station
  2. Take the train from Chester to Crewe
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Geneva (GVA) MAN - GVA

SFr 60 - SFr 189

Line 4 bus, train to Manchester, fly to Zurich  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the line 4 bus from Buckley, Police Station to Chester, Railway Station
  2. Take the train from Chester to Crewe
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Zurich (ZRH) MAN - ZRH

SFr 107 - SFr 284

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Basel  •  7h

  1. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Basel (BSL) LGW - BSL

SFr 113 - SFr 359

Train  •  10h 58m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London to Gare de Paris-Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv

SFr 279 - SFr 536

Bus  •  22h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Liège N80
  3. Take the bus from Liege to Zurich

SFr 105 - SFr 165

Train, night bus, bus  •  26h 14m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the night bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
  3. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Zurich

SFr 199 - SFr 310

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11h 52m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Zürich

SFr 328 - SFr 398

Drive, car ferry  •  12h 12m

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

SFr 173 - SFr 266

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Wales to Switzerland is to line 4 bus and train and fly which costs £45 - £150 and takes 7h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Wales to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs £50 - £240 and takes 4h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wales to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Zürich, Sprecherstrasse via London, Liege and Zürich, Bahnhofplatz/HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 41m.

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The distance between Wales and Switzerland is 660 miles.

The best way to get from Wales to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 10h 58m and costs £210 - £420.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from Wales to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Wales to Switzerland bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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The best way to get from Wales to Switzerland is to train which takes 10h 58m and costs £210 - £420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £80 - £130 and takes 22h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Wales to Switzerland bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Zurich station.

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Map of how to get from Wales to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 659.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 3m

What companies run services between Wales and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Zürich via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London, Gare de Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Zürich HB in around 10h 58m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Zürich via London Victoria Coach Station, London, Liège, Liege, Zurich, and Zürich, Bahnhofplatz/HB in around 22h 41m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 260
Flights from Bristol to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 260
Flights from Bristol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 340
Flights from Manchester to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 230
Flights from Manchester to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 360
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 240
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 300
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 300
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 480
Flights from Bristol to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 440
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 650
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 800
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 800
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 850
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 850
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 750
Flights from Manchester to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 750
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 700
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 420
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 500
Flights from Manchester to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 230 - SFr 900
Flights from Manchester to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 550
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 490
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Flights from Manchester to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 600
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Manchester to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 280
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 26
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
SFr 10 - SFr 16
Advanced Single
SFr 11 - SFr 17
Anytime Day Single
SFr 14 - SFr 26
Train from Newport (S Wales) to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
SFr 35 - SFr 60
Advanced Single
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Anytime Day Single
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
SFr 28 - SFr 45
Advanced Single
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Anytime Day Single
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
SFr 17 - SFr 26
Advanced Single
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Anytime Day Single
SFr 28 - SFr 50
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Advanced Single
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Anytime Day Single
SFr 75 - SFr 140
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Anytime Single
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Off-Peak Single
SFr 16 - SFr 24
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Crewe
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 14
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Anytime Day Single
SFr 9 - SFr 14
First Anytime Day Single
SFr 13 - SFr 20
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Crewe
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 26
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Anytime Day Single
SFr 16 - SFr 26
Eurostar
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Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London to Gare de Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
SFr 75 - SFr 240
Premier
SFr 180 - SFr 280
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 110 - SFr 130
1st Class
SFr 150 - SFr 230
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Buckley, Police Station to Chester, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 3 - SFr 5
Website
Arriva Cymru
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 Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
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National Express
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 London to Liège
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Liege to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 25
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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