There are 6 ways to get from Innsbruck to Zürich by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB Rj / ...

$50 - $95

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Zurich 409 / ...

$16 - $28

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Night train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the night train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB Nj

$50 - $95

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Innsbruck to Zürich 183.5 miles

$35 - $60

Fly from Innsbruck  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Innsbruck (INN) to Zurich (ZRH) INN - ZRH

$88 - $390

Train to Munich, fly  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH

$140 - $378

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße and arriving at Zurich. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Innsbruck Hbf and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 32 min.

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The distance between Innsbruck and Zürich is 215 km. The road distance is 293.6 km.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 3 h 32 min and costs .

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The train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB takes 3 h 32 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Zürich is to train which takes 3 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 44 min.

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There is no direct flight from Innsbruck Airport to Zurich Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Innsbruck to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 134.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 32 min

What companies run services between Innsbruck, Austria and Zürich, Switzerland?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Innsbruck to Zürich every 3 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $95 and the journey takes 3 h 32 min. EuroNight also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Innsbruck to Zürich once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $28 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Eurolines CH also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Innsbruck to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
cd.cz
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 Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Innsbruck to Zürich
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Innsbruck to Zürich train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Innsbruck to Zürich is 294 km. It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to drive from Innsbruck to Zürich.

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Lufthansa, Transavia Holland, Eurowings and five other airlines offer flights from Innsbruck Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Innsbruck to Zürich train tickets online with Loco2.

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Book your Innsbruck 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 Innsbruck to Innsbruck Airport is to taxi which takes 4 min and costs .

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