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There are 4 ways to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Zürich by train, night bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Zürich HB 5 / ...

$30 - $60

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  1 h

  1. Take the night bus from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai RegioJet

$3 - $5

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Saint Gallen to Zurich 54.4 miles

$7

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Sankt Gallen to Zürich 53.7 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Zürich is to night bus which costs SFr 3 - SFr 5 and takes 1 h.

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The quickest way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Zürich is to drive which costs SFr 11 - SFr 17 and takes 57 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse and arriving at Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai. This bus operates Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from St. Gallen and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 11 min.

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The distance between Canton of St. Gallen and Zürich is 64 km. The road distance is 85.9 km.

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The best way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 1 h 11 min and costs SFr 30 - SFr 60.

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The train from St. Gallen to Zürich HB takes 1 h 11 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Canton of St. Gallen to Zürich bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse station.

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Canton of St. Gallen to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from St. Gallen station.

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Canton of St. Gallen to Zürich bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai station.

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Map of how to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 40 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 11 min

What companies run services between Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Sankt Gallen to Zürich every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 11 min.

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.

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Website
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
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Night bus from St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
regiojet.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saint Gallen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Canton of St. Gallen 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 Canton of St. Gallen to Zürich is 86 km. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Canton of St. Gallen to Zürich.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Canton of St. Gallen and Zürich. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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