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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Zurich

distanceDistance774 miles (1248 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £126 • 4 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways

Take a flight to travel 774 miles (1248 km) between Edinburgh and Zurich. British Airways is the main travel provider operating this trip. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Zurich.

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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.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Switzerland due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling to Zurich from Edinburgh?

International travel from Edinburgh, United Kingdom to Zurich, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from United Kingdom?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Zurich if travelling from Edinburgh?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 23/10/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Edinburgh and Zurich.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Edinburgh, United Kingdom from Zurich, Switzerland due to COVID-19?

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

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

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 24/10/2021. 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.

How do I travel from Edinburgh to Zurich?

Your travel option from Edinburgh to Zurich includes taking a flight.

What is the fastest way from Edinburgh to Zurich?

The fastest way to travel to Zurich from Edinburgh is by flight, which requires on average 4 h 35 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Edinburgh to Zurich would I travel?

Zurich is approximately 774 miles (1248 km) away from Edinburgh.

What are the departure and arrival points in Edinburgh and in Zurich?

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

  • Most travellers take a flight from Edinburgh Airport to Zurich Airport.
Which travel companies can get me from Edinburgh to Zurich?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with from Edinburgh to Zurich:

  • You can travel between Edinburgh and Zurich by flight with British Airways. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £126 with British Airways from Edinburgh to Zurich.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Edinburgh to Zurich?
Looking to extend your trip from Edinburgh to Zurich? Many Omio customers who go from Edinburgh to Zurich usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Munich. If you're looking to explore Paris, Milan or Munich from Zurich, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I purchase Edinburgh to Zurich tickets online to score the best deals?

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 plane ticket for this journey is £126 one way on average.

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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