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

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Fly Bremen to Zurich  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Zurich (ZRH) BRE - ZRH

$131 - $337

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Bus  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bremen to Freiburg 022
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Zurich 207 / ...

$51 - $86

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Fly Bremen to Basel, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Basel (BSL) BRE - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$136 - $606

Train to Hamburg, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Zurich (ZRH) HAM - ZRH

$86 - $258

Fly Bremen to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Stuttgart (STR) BRE - STR
  2. Take the train from Böblingen to Zürich HB

$118 - $301

Train via Hannover Hbf  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Zürich HB Ice

$191 - $303

Train  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Zürich HB Ec

$190 - $290

Train, bus  •  14 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Zürich Ouibus

$122 - $173

Train, drive  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Würzburg Hbf Ice
  2. Drive from Würzburg Hbf to Zürich

$135 - $197

Drive  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Bremen to Zürich 527.8 miles

$110 - $160

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No, there is no direct bus from Bremen to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Bremen and arriving at Zurich via Freiburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bremen Hbf and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 23 min.

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The distance between Bremen and Zürich is 635 km. The road distance is 844.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bremen to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 8 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Bremen to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bremen to Zürich is to fly which takes 4 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 25 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 14 h 20 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Bremen to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 396.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

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

Swiss, Lufthansa and KLM fly from Bremen to Zürich every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bremen to Zürich via Hannover Hbf in around 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bremen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Bremen to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Bremen to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Bremen to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Bremen to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Bremen to Basel via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Bremen to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Bremen to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Bremen to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bremen to Basel via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Bremen to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bremen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bremen to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Bremen to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bremen to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
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 Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $290
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Zürich
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
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 Bremen to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Bremen to Zürich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bremen to Zürich is 845 km. It takes approximately 7 h 35 min to drive from Bremen to Zürich.

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KLM, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Bremen Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Bremen to Zürich train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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

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There are 501+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bremen to Bremen Airport is to line 6 tram which takes 10 min and costs .

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