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

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Train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Zürich HB Ice

$160 - $260

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Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 55 min

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

$40 - $75

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Bus Ouibus  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Hanover ZOB to Frankfurt Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Zürich Ouibus

$62 - $87

Night train  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the night train from Hannover Hbf to Zürich HB Nj 401 / ...

$70 - $270

Train, drive  •  5 h 31 min

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

$113 - $166

Drive  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Hanover to Zürich 470.6 miles

$95 - $150

Fly Hannover to Basel, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Basel (BSL) HAJ - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$137 - $402

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 5 min

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

$168 - $382

Train to Hamburg, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Zurich (ZRH) HAM - ZRH

$94 - $271

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hanover and arriving at Zurich. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hannover Hbf and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 26 min.

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The distance between Hanover and Zürich is 563 km. The road distance is 753 km.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 6 h 26 min and costs .

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The train from Hannover Hbf to Zürich HB takes 6 h 26 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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Hanover to Zürich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Hannover Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Zürich is to train which takes 6 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Hannover Airport to Basel Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Hanover to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 351.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Hanover to Zürich 5 times a day. Tickets cost $160 - $260 and the journey takes 6 h 26 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hanover to Zürich 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 10 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hannover to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Hannover to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Hannover to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Hannover to Basel via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
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 Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hannover to Basel via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hannover to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Hannover to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hannover to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Hannover to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Hannover to Basel via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Hannover to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
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 Hannover Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Hannover Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
9 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
nightjet.com
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
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 Hanover to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hanover ZOB to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
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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Hanover to Zürich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hanover to Zürich is 753 km. It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to drive from Hanover to Zürich.

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Austrian Airlines, Air France, Brussels Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Hannover Airport to Basel Airport.

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Book your Hanover to Zürich train tickets online with Loco2.

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Book your Hanover to Zürich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 501+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Hannover Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs .

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