How to get from Edinburgh to Zurich

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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Zurich

distanceDistance774 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £352
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £4 • 19 h 54 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £352 • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBA Cityflyer

Travel 774 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train to Zurich from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are BA Cityflyer among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Zurich.

How to Travel from Edinburgh to Zurich

Zurich has beautiful sights to savour including Uetliberg Mountain and Lake Zurich. These are some of the reasons why travellers pack up for the beautiful city. To travel to Zurich from Edinburgh, a traveller can choose to take the bus or a flight. A flight is the faster option between the two while taking the bus is cheaper.

Bus: The approximate time it would take between the cities by bus is thirty five hours. The service is run by National Express and a traveller can expect two changes along this route. The departure station is Edinburgh, Elder Street while the arrival point is Zurich. There is a bus leaving Edinburgh every day, three times a day.

Flight: There are sixteen airlines offering flights to Zurich, and they include British Airways, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa. Flights are either nonstop or one-stop. It will take an average eleven hours and twenty minutes to complete the entire journey. The departure point is Edinburgh Airport (EDI) while the arrival station is Basel Airport(BSL) or Zurich Airport(ZRH).There are flights available daily, every alternate day and every day of the week except Saturday depending on which airline one prefers to use.

Travelling from Edinburgh to Zurich: Travel Tips

  • What is the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Zurich? Taking only eleven hours and twenty minutes for a complete journey, a flight is the fastest way to travel from Edinburgh to Zurich.
  • What is the fastest way to travel from Edinburgh to Zurich? The cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Zurich is by bus.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh to Zurich

Travel to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Zurich.

Travel between Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Zurich, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Zurich from Edinburgh?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Zurich, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 03/08/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Zurich from Edinburgh.

The current restriction level for returning to Edinburgh, United Kingdom from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Edinburgh, United Kingdom from Zurich, Switzerland?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Edinburgh from Zurich?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Edinburgh, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 08/08/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Edinburgh from Zurich here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Zurich from Edinburgh. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Zurich, which costs on average £4.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Zurich:

A train is generally £53 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £57 from Edinburgh to Zurich.

A train is £349 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Edinburgh to Zurich costing on average £352.

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Zurich is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Zurich from Edinburgh can usually take longer:

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In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 19 h 54 min.

The distance from Edinburgh to Zurich is approximately 774 miles.

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Zurich is:

  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Zurich from Edinburgh as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Edinburgh to Zurich:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Most travellers who book a plane ticket from Edinburgh to Zurich depart from Edinburgh Airport to Zurich Airport.
  • Most travellers take a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Zürich HB.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Zurich, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • BA Cityflyer can get you to Zurich by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with BA Cityflyer from Edinburgh to Zurich for £352 on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Edinburgh to Zurich often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Edinburgh and Zurich itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Zurich and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Edinburgh to Zurich, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £57 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £352 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is £4 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Edinburgh to Zurich tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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