There are 12 ways to get from Liège to Zürich by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$156 - $276

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Liège to Zurich N831

$35 - $60

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Train  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Zürich HB Ec

$161 - $266

Bus Eurolines FR  •  10 h 45 min

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

$90 - $166

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Liège to Zürich 361.1 miles

$75 - $110

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Leuven
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH

$105 - $326

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH

$98 - $266

Train, train to Luxembourg, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Marloie
  2. Take the train from Marloie to Luxembourg
  3. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Zurich (ZRH) LUX - ZRH

$99 - $316

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH

$86 - $254

Train to Brussels, fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Leuven
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Basel (BSL) BRU - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$97 - $340

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH

$167 - $397

Train, train to Antwerp, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Leuven
  2. Take the train from Leuven to Antwerpen-Berchem
  3. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Zurich (ZRH) ANR - ZRH

$82 - $440

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The cheapest way to get from Liège to Zürich is to bus which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 8 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liège to Zürich is to train and fly which costs 85€ - 280€ and takes 4 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Liège and arriving at Zurich. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Liège to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Liège-Guillemins and arriving at Zürich HB via Köln Hbf, Mannheim Hbf and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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The distance between Liège and Zürich is 423 km. The road distance is 577.8 km.

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The best way to get from Liège to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 7 h 5 min and costs 130€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 5 min to get from Liège to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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Liège to Zürich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Liège-Guillemins station.

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The best way to get from Liège to Zürich is to train which takes 7 h 5 min and costs 130€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 8 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Liège to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 264.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 5 min

What companies run services between Liège, Belgium and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Liège to Zürich via Köln Hauptbahnhof, Köln Hbf, Mannheim Hbf, and Basel SBB in around 7 h 5 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Liège to Zürich once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h 40 min. Eurolines CH also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
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 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
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 Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $140
Train from Köln Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$60 - $80
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $140
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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Leuven
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$14 - $21
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Marloie
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Marloie to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $19
1st Class
$19 - $29
Train from Leuven to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
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 Liège to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Liege to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Liege to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
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 Brussels Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Liège to Zürich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Liège to Zürich is 578 km. It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to drive from Liège to Zürich.

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