There are 5 ways to get from Nuremberg to Zürich by plane, bus, train, rideshare or car

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Fly  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Zurich (ZRH) NUE - ZRH

$78 - $272

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Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Nuremberg to Zurich N184 / ...

$24 - $40

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Train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB Ic

$100 - $153

Rideshare  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Nuremberg to Zurich 265.9 miles

$26 - $29

Drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Nuremberg to Zürich 264.6 miles

$55 - $85

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nuremberg and arriving at Zurich. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nuremberg to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Nürnberg Hbf and arriving at Zürich HB via Stuttgart Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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The distance between Nuremberg and Zürich is 298 km. The road distance is 423.3 km.

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Zürich without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Nuremberg to Zürich, including transfers.

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Nuremberg to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nuremberg station.

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Nuremberg to Zürich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Nürnberg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Zürich is to fly which takes 2 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 35 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 6 h 10 min.

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

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Nuremberg to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Map of how to get from Nuremberg to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 186.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

What companies run services between Nuremberg, Germany and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss and Lufthansa fly from Nuremberg to Zürich every 4 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Nuremberg to Zürich 3 times a day. Tickets cost $24 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
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 Nürnberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Nuremberg to Zürich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuremberg to Zürich is 423 km. It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to drive from Nuremberg to Zürich.

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

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Book your Nuremberg to Zürich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 501+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Nuremberg and Zürich. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Nuremberg to Nuremberg Airport is to subway which takes 11 min and costs .

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