There are 8 ways to get from Bensheim to Zürich by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb Ice / ...

SFr 51 - SFr 159

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Bus  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Zurich 107 / ...

SFr 28 - SFr 77

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Night train  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the night train from Heidelberg Hbf to Zuerich Hb Nj

SFr 38 - SFr 93

Drive  •  3h 18m

  1. Drive from Bensheim to Zürich 358.6 km

SFr 45 - SFr 70

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich  •  3h 16m

  1. Take the train from Bensheim to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH

SFr 109 - SFr 385

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Zurich  •  3h 44m

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

SFr 84 - SFr 286

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel, train  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the train from Bensheim to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb

SFr 102 - SFr 420

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Friedrichshafen, train  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the train from Bensheim to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) FRA - FDH
  3. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen
  4. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zuerich Hb

SFr 141 - SFr 464

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bensheim to Zürich is to bus which costs 25€ - 70€ and takes 6h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Bensheim to Zürich is to train and fly which costs 95€ - 350€ and takes 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bensheim to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Bensheim and arriving at Zuerich Hb via Mannheim Hbf and Basel Sbb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 7m.

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The distance between Bensheim and Zürich is 258 km. The road distance is 358.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bensheim to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs 45€ - 150€.

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

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Bensheim to Zürich train services, operated by Nightjet, depart from Heidelberg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Bensheim to Zürich is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs 45€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 25€ - 70€ and takes 6h 1m.

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

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Bensheim to Zürich train services, operated by Nightjet, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Map of how to get from Bensheim to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 257.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 7m

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

You can take a train from Bensheim to Zürich via Mannheim Hbf and Basel Sbb in around 4h 7m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bensheim to Zürich hourly. Tickets cost SFr 20 - SFr 24 and the journey takes 5h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 650
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 260
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 370
Flights from Frankfurt to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 650
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 260
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 370
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bensheim to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bensheim to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bensheim to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bensheim to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 27
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bensheim to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bensheim to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 65
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 27 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Singen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 39
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Heidelberg Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
Nightjet
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bensheim to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 14
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bensheim to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bensheim to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Heidelberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 24
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Bensheim to Zürich is 359 km. It takes approximately 3h 18m to drive from Bensheim to Zürich.

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

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There are 619+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at SFr 89 per night.

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