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There are 10 ways to get from Berlin to Zürich by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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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Fly Berlin Tegel to Zurich  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Zurich (ZRH) TXL - ZRH

$59 - $204

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Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Zurich  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Zurich (ZRH) SXF - ZRH

$48 - $288

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Fly Berlin Tegel to Basel, train  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Basel (BSL) TXL - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$81 - $269

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Basel, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Basel (BSL) SXF - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$65 - $233

Fly Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Stuttgart (STR) TXL - STR
  2. Take the train from Böblingen to Zürich HB

$97 - $247

Train  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Basel SBB Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$212 - $327

Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin TXL, E to Zurich N06

$58 - $95

Bus Eurolines FR  •  16 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Zurich

$127 - $209

Night train  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Hbf to Zürich HB Nj

$210 - $330

Drive  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Zürich 529.8 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Zürich is to fly which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Zürich is to fly which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. and arriving at Zurich via Berlin, Berlin TXL, E. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Zürich HB. The journey takes approximately 11 h 59 min.

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The distance between Berlin and Zürich is 670 km. The road distance is 847.7 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 8 h 36 min and costs 180€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Berlin to Zürich, including transfers.

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Berlin to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin, Berlin TXL, E station.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin to Zürich is to fly which takes 4 h 22 min and costs 50€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180€ - 290€ and takes 8 h 36 min, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 15 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 419 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 22 min

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

Swiss, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Berlin to Zürich hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin to Zürich via Basel SBB in around 8 h 36 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Zurich via Venice
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Train operators
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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Böblingen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $270
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Berlin Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
11 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $330
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 Berlin, Berlin TXL, E to Zurich
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Berlin to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Zürich is 848 km. It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to drive from Berlin to Zürich.

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Eurowings, easyJet, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 506+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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