There are 4 ways to get from Friedrichshafen to Switzerland by train, bus or car

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 Zürich HB  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Schaffhausen Ire / ...
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Zürich HB 4 / ...

$49 - $81

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Friedrichshafen to Zurich 006 / ...

$18 - $31

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Schaffhausen Ire / ...
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Zürich Stadelhofen 9 / ...

$48 - $80

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Friedrichshafen to Zürich 83.6 miles

$17 - $26

What companies run services between Friedrichshafen, Germany and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Friedrichshafen to Zürich via Schaffhausen and Zürich HB in around 1 h 56 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Friedrichshafen to Zürich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Friedrichshafen Stadt to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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
Train from Schaffhausen to Zürich Stadelhofen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Friedrichshafen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Friedrichshafen and Switzerland is 134 km. The road distance is 134 km.

The cheapest way to get from Friedrichshafen to Switzerland is to drive which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 1 h 41 min.

The quickest way to get from Friedrichshafen to Switzerland is to drive which takes 1 h 41 min and costs 15€ - 22€.

No, there is no direct train from Friedrichshafen to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Friedrichshafen Stadt and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Schaffhausen and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 56 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to get from Friedrichshafen to Switzerland, including transfers.