There are 8 ways to get from Augsburg to Zürich 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 Ulm Hbf  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Augsburg Hbf to Ulm Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Schaffhausen Ire
  3. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Zürich HB 4 / ...

$88 - $145

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Augsburg to Zurich 283

$17 - $29

6 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Buchloe to Zürich HB Ec

$86 - $153

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Augsburg to Zürich 182.6 miles

$35 - $60

Train to Munich, fly to Zurich  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Augsburg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH

$127 - $363

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Zurich  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Augsburg Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Zurich (ZRH) NUE - ZRH

$112 - $322

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Augsburg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zurich (ZRH) STR - ZRH

$102 - $283

Train to Munich, fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Augsburg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$124 - $347

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Augsburg to Zürich is to bus which costs 14€ - 25€ and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Augsburg to Zürich is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Augsburg and arriving at Zurich. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Augsburg to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Augsburg Hbf and arriving at Zürich HB via Ulm Hbf and Schaffhausen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

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The distance between Augsburg and Zürich is 208 km. The road distance is 292.1 km.

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The best way to get from Augsburg to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 4 h 43 min and costs 75€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Augsburg to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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Augsburg to Zürich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Buchloe station.

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The best way to get from Augsburg to Zürich is to train which takes 4 h 43 min and costs 75€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 25€ and takes 4 h 55 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Augsburg to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 129.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

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

You can take a train from Augsburg to Zürich via Ulm Hbf and Schaffhausen in around 4 h 43 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Augsburg to Zürich 6 times a week. Tickets cost $17 - $29 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
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 Augsburg Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Buchloe to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Augsburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Augsburg Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Augsburg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Augsburg Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$39 - $41
Train from Augsburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$31 - $36
Train from Augsburg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$60 - $75
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 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
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
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 Augsburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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