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

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 via Mannheim Hbf  •  6 h 55 min

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

$147 - $261

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht to Zurich N831

$41 - $68

9 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 7 min

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

$152 - $251

Train, bus  •  11 h 48 min

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

$57 - $90

Drive  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Aachen to Zürich HB 387.9 miles

$80 - $120

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 32 min

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

$81 - $250

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

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

$74 - $216

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 45 min

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

$123 - $363

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 36 min

  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

$150 - $381

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Friedrichshafen, train  •  7 h 3 min

  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 Schaffhausen
  4. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Zürich HB

$159 - $531

Train, train to Antwerp, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord
  2. Take the train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Antwerpen-Berchem
  3. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Zurich (ZRH) ANR - ZRH

$100 - $475

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Zürich HB is to bus which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 11 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aachen to Zürich HB is to train and fly which costs 65€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aachen to Zürich HB. However, there are services departing from Aachen, Elisenbrunnen and arriving at Zurich via Maastricht. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 38 min.

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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, Mannheim Hbf and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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The distance between Aachen and Zürich HB is 418 km. The road distance is 620.6 km.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Zürich HB without a car is to train which takes 6 h 55 min and costs 120€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 55 min to get from Aachen to Zürich HB, including transfers.

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Aachen to Zürich HB bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Maastricht 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 6 h 55 min and costs 120€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 11 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Aachen to Zürich HB.
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  • Distance: 261.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 55 min

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

You can take a train from Aachen to Zürich HB via Köln, Dom / Hbf, Köln Hbf, Mannheim Hbf, and Basel SBB in around 6 h 55 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Aachen to Zürich HB once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 9 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
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
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $140
Train from Köln Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 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
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $140
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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Eupen to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
belgianrail.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 Maastricht to Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Liege to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch

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