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There are 10 ways to get from Leipzig to Zürich by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Leipzig to Zurich  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Zurich (ZRH) LEJ - ZRH

$113 - $287

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Train to Berlin Tegel, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
  2. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Zurich (ZRH) TXL - ZRH

$97 - $259

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Train to Nuremberg, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 53 min

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

$142 - $364

Fly Leipzig to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Stuttgart (STR) LEJ - STR
  2. Take the train from Böblingen to Zürich HB

$111 - $270

Train to Dresden, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Zurich (ZRH) DRS - ZRH

$99 - $309

Train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$156 - $287

Train via Stuttgart Hbf  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB Ic

$164 - $244

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Munich, Munich central bus station 141 / ...
  2. Take the bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB 1-Y / ...

$156 - $232

Bus Eurolines FR  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Zurich

$116 - $187

Drive  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Leipzig to Zürich 432.4 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Leipzig to Zürich is to drive which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 6 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leipzig to Zürich is to fly which costs 95€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leipzig station to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Leipzig, Leipzig central station and arriving at Zürich, Sihlquai/HB via München ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leipzig to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Leipzig Hbf and arriving at Zürich HB via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

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The distance between Leipzig and Zürich is 521 km. The road distance is 691.8 km.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 7 h 53 min and costs 130€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Leipzig to Zürich, including transfers.

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Leipzig to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leipzig, Leipzig central station.

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

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Zürich is to fly which takes 4 h 10 min and costs 95€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 250€ and takes 7 h 53 min, you could also bus, which costs 130€ - 210€ and takes 10 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Leipzig to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 325.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

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

Swiss, Lufthansa and Eurowings fly from Leipzig to Zürich every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leipzig to Zürich via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Basel SBB in around 7 h 53 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Leipzig to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Leipzig to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Leipzig to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Leipzig to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Flights from Leipzig to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Leipzig to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Leipzig to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Leipzig to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $170
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 Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Böblingen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$17 - $40
First
$30 - $65
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.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 Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Leipzig to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Leipzig Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Leipzig to Zürich bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Zürich, Sihlquai/HB station.

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Leipzig to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leipzig to Zürich is 692 km. It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to drive from Leipzig to Zürich.

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Eurowings, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Leipzig Airport to Zurich Airport.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Leipzig Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs 10€ - 15€.

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