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There are 11 ways to get from Aachen to Zürich HB by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Basel SBB  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$151 - $270

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Bus  •  10h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N84 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Zurich N177 / ...

$35 - $68

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Train  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Zürich HB Ec

$151 - $250

Train, bus  •  11h 46m

  1. Take the train from Eupen to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins Ic
  2. Take the bus from Liege to Zurich

$55 - $88

Drive  •  5h 32m

  1. Drive from Aachen to Zürich HB 387.9 miles

$80 - $120

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Zurich  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH

$86 - $247

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH

$80 - $220

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH

$151 - $379

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH

$114 - $360

Train, bus to Luxembourg, fly to Zurich  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Liège-Guillemins
  2. Take the bus from Liège to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
  3. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Zurich (ZRH) LUX - ZRH

$104 - $332

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Friedrichshafen, train  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) DUS - FDH
  3. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
  4. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zürich HB

$156 - $531

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The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Zürich HB is to bus which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 10h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Aachen to Zürich HB is to train and fly which costs 130€ - 330€ and takes 4h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aachen to Zürich HB. However, there are services departing from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße and arriving at Zurich via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Aachen to Zürich HB. However, there are services departing from Aachen Hbf and arriving at Zürich HB via Köln Hbf and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 4m.

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The distance between Aachen and Zürich HB is 418 km. The road distance is 620.7 km.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Zürich HB without a car is to train which takes 7h 4m and costs 130€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 7h 4m to get from Aachen to Zürich HB, including transfers.

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Aachen to Zürich HB bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße station.

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Aachen to Zürich HB train services, operated by Bahn DE, depart from Aachen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Zürich HB is to train which takes 7h 4m and costs 130€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 10h 47m.

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  • Distance: 261.3 miles
  • Duration: 7h 4m

What companies run services between Aachen, Germany and Zürich HB, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Aachen to Zürich HB via Köln Hbf and Basel SBB in around 7h 4m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aachen to Zürich HB via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport and Zurich in around 10h 47m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Central Station to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Aachen Central Station to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Aachen Central Station to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$18 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $45
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
Train from Singen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Eupen to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $16
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Liège to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
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
$45 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Aachen to Zürich HB train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aachen to Zürich HB is 621 km. It takes approximately 5h 32m to drive from Aachen to Zürich HB.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Cologne Bonn Airport to Zurich Airport.

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