There are 9 ways to get from Göttingen to Zürich by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Göttingen to Zürich HB Ice

$140 - $230

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Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Göttingen to Zurich 024 / ...

$35 - $65

7 alternative options

Train via Basel SBB  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Göttingen to Basel SBB Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$152 - $241

Train, bus  •  10 h 19 min

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

$68 - $96

Night train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the night train from Göttingen to Zürich HB Nj / ...

$60 - $250

Train, drive  •  4 h 55 min

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

$95 - $141

Drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Göttingen to Zürich 398.1 miles

$80 - $130

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Göttingen to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH

$150 - $357

Train to Nuremberg, fly  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Göttingen to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Zurich (ZRH) NUE - ZRH

$147 - $371

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Göttingen and arriving at Zurich. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Göttingen and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 51 min.

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The distance between Göttingen and Zürich is 474 km. The road distance is 637 km.

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The best way to get from Göttingen to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 5 h 51 min and costs .

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The train from Göttingen to Zürich HB takes 5 h 51 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Göttingen to Zürich is to train which takes 5 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 15 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Göttingen to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 296.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 51 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Göttingen to Zürich 5 times a day. Tickets cost $140 - $230 and the journey takes 5 h 51 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Göttingen to Zürich 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
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 Göttingen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
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
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Göttingen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
nightjet.com
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 Göttingen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Göttingen to Zürich is 637 km. It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to drive from Göttingen to Zürich.

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

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Book your Göttingen to Zürich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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