There are 11 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Zürich by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Ice
  2. Ice / ...
  3. 3 / ...

$141 - $230

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. N11 / ...

$35 - $65

9 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Ec

$140 - $220

Bus Eurolines FR  •  14 h 15 min

$101 - $167

Train, drive  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Ice

$114 - $169

Drive  •  5 h 31 min

  1. 381.2 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Dusseldorf to Zurich  •  3 h 56 min

  1. DUS - ZRH

$54 - $153

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 16 min

  1. CGN - ZRH

$78 - $241

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich  •  3 h 51 min

  1. FRA - ZRH

$143 - $347

Fly Dusseldorf to Basel, train  •  5 h 6 min

  1. DUS - BSL

$87 - $266

Fly Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen, train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. DUS - FDH

$181 - $621

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

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Zürich via Mannheim Hbf and Basel SBB in around 5 h 47 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Zürich twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 9 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Düsseldorf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Düsseldorf and Zürich is 448 km. The road distance is 610 km.

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Zürich is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 9 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Zürich is to train and fly which takes 3 h 51 min and costs 120€ - 300€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Düsseldorf Hbf and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h 33 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Zurich. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Düsseldorf to Zürich, including transfers.