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There are 7 ways to get from Bratislava to Zürich by bus, plane, train, night bus or car

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Bus, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zurich (ZRH) VIE - ZRH

$74 - $266

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Bus, night bus  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 901 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Zurich N391

$50 - $82

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Bus, fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Basel (BSL) VIE - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$126 - $381

Bus, fly to Altenrhein, train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Altenrhein (ACH) VIE - ACH
  3. Take the train from St. Gallen to Zürich HB

$187 - $1,091

Train  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Wien Hbf Rex / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB Rj

$130 - $216

Bus  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Zürich

$60 - $75

Drive  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Zürich 509.8 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bratislava to Zürich is to bus which costs 50€ - 65€ and takes 12 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Zürich is to bus and fly which costs 60€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bratislava and arriving at Zürich. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bratislava to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Bratislava hl.st. and arriving at Zürich HB via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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The distance between Bratislava and Zürich is 645 km. The road distance is 815.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 9 h 55 min and costs 110€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Bratislava to Zürich, including transfers.

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Bratislava to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP station.

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Bratislava to Zürich train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Bratislava hl.st. station.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Zürich is to train which takes 9 h 55 min and costs 110€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 65€ and takes 12 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Bratislava to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 403.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

What companies run services between Bratislava, Slovakia and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Bratislava to Zürich via Wien Hbf in around 9 h 55 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Bratislava to Zürich once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $75 and the journey takes 12 h 56 min. Slovak Lines also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Vienna to Altenrhein
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
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
Train from St. Gallen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
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 Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bratislava to Zürich
Ave. Duration
12 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Bratislava to Zürich
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Bratislava to Zürich train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bratislava to Zürich is 816 km. It takes approximately 7 h 54 min to drive from Bratislava to Zürich.

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Swiss, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Bratislava to Zürich bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 505+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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