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There are 8 ways to get from Hockenheim to Zürich by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb Ice / ...

SFr 61 - SFr 123

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Bus  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Freiburg 008 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Zurich 007 / ...

SFr 31 - SFr 51

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Night train  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the night train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Zuerich Hb Nj

SFr 51 - SFr 83

Drive  •  3h

  1. Drive from Hockenheim to Zürich 203.3 miles

SFr 40 - SFr 65

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich  •  3h 43m

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

SFr 130 - SFr 333

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly to Zurich  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the train from Hockenheim to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  3. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zurich (ZRH) STR - ZRH

SFr 107 - SFr 296

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Basel, train  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb

SFr 129 - SFr 363

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Friedrichshafen, train  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) FRA - FDH
  3. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen
  4. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zuerich Hb

SFr 157 - SFr 428

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The cheapest way to get from Hockenheim to Zürich is to bus which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 6h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Hockenheim to Zürich is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3h.

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No, there is no direct train from Hockenheim to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Hockenheim and arriving at Zuerich Hb via Karlsruhe Hbf and Basel Sbb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 44m.

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The distance between Hockenheim and Zürich is 218 km. The road distance is 325.3 km.

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The best way to get from Hockenheim to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs 50€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 3h 44m to get from Hockenheim to Zürich, including transfers.

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Hockenheim to Zürich train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Karlsruhe Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hockenheim to Zürich is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs 50€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 6h 17m.

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

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Hockenheim to Zürich train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Map of how to get from Hockenheim to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 136 miles
  • Duration: 3h 44m

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

You can take a train from Hockenheim to Zürich via Karlsruhe Hbf and Basel Sbb in around 3h 44m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hockenheim to Zürich via Karlsruhe Hbf, Karlsruhe, and Freiburg in around 6h 17m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 650
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 270
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 370
Flights from Frankfurt to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 650
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 270
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 370
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hockenheim to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 19
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 30
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
SFr 23 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 55
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Singen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 27
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 41
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 25 - SFr 31
1st Class
SFr 44 - SFr 47
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 60
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Railjet
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 35
Website
oebb.at
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 15
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Hockenheim to Zürich is 325 km. It takes approximately 3h to drive from Hockenheim to Zürich.

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

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There are 619+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at SFr 90 per night.

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