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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Innsbruck Ice Stadium to Zurich Limmatstrasse

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb

Drive

  1. Drive from Innsbruck to Zürich

Train, train to Munich, fly

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Muenchen Ost
  2. Take the train from Ostbahnhof to Flughafen München
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH)

Drive to Bolzano/Bozen, fly

  1. Drive from Innsbruck to Bolzano/Bozen
  2. Fly from Bolzano/Bozen (BZO) to Zurich (ZRH)

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The cheapest way to get from Innsbruck to Zürich is to train which costs €12 - €15 and takes 3h 33m.

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The fastest way to get from Innsbruck to Zürich is to drive. Taking this option will cost €55 - €85 and takes 3h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Innsbruck Ice Stadium and arriving at Zurich Limmatstrasse. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Innsbruck Hbf and arriving at Zuerich Hb. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 33m.

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The distance between Innsbruck and Zürich is 215 km. The road distance is 289.5 km.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs €12 - €15.

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The train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb takes 3h 33m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Innsbruck to Zürich bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Innsbruck Ice Stadium station.

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Innsbruck to Zürich train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Innsbruck Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Zürich is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs €12 - €15. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €19 and takes 4h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Innsbruck to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 214.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 33m

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

Railjet operates a train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb 5 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 35 - SFr 55 and the journey takes 3h 33m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Innsbruck Ice Stadium to Zurich Limmatstrasse 3 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 8 - SFr 13 and the journey takes 4h 30m. FlixBus also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 230 - SFr 850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 230 - SFr 850
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Bolzano/Bozen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 380
Luxwing
Website
luxwing.com
Flights from Bolzano/Bozen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 380
Train operators
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Railjet
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 40
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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 Innsbruck Hbf to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ostbahnhof to Flughafen München
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 11
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Innsbruck Ice Stadium to Zurich Limmatstrasse
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 13
Website
Union Ivkoni
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Innsbruck to Zürich bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Zurich Limmatstrasse station.

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Innsbruck to Zürich train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Innsbruck to Zürich is 290 km. It takes approximately 3h 8m to drive from Innsbruck to Zürich.

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

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Book your Innsbruck to Zürich bus tickets online with Omio, Distribusion and FlixBus.

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