There are 6 ways to get from Erlangen to Switzerland by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Nuremberg to Zurich  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Zurich (ZRH) NUE - ZRH

$79 - $274

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Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Nuremberg to Zurich N184 / ...

$29 - $62

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Train to Munich, fly to Basel  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Erlangen to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL

$120 - $320

Bus via Munich, Munich central bus station  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Erlangen to Munich, Munich central bus station X28 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich X06 / ...

$36 - $62

Train  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB Ic

$111 - $189

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Erlangen to Zürich 281.5 miles

$55 - $90

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Erlangen to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Erlangen and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Nürnberg Hbf, Stuttgart Hbf and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 11 min.

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The distance between Erlangen and Switzerland is 372 km. The road distance is 450.5 km.

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The best way to get from Erlangen to Switzerland without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Erlangen to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Erlangen to Switzerland train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Nürnberg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Erlangen to Switzerland is to fly which takes 2 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 6 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 7 h 11 min.

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The quickest flight from Nuremberg Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Erlangen to Switzerland is 450 km. It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to drive from Erlangen to Switzerland.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Nuremberg Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Map of how to get from Erlangen to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 232.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 59 min

What companies run services between Erlangen, Germany and Switzerland?

Swiss and Lufthansa fly from Erlangen to Zürich every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Erlangen to Zürich via Munich, Munich central bus station, Zurich, and Zürich HB in around 7 h 6 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Train operators
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 Erlangen to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
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 Erlangen to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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The best way to get from Erlangen to Nuremberg Airport is to line 30 bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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