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There are 11 ways to get from Liège to Zürich by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Basel SBB  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$160 - $285

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Liege to Zurich N831

$45 - $75

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Train  •  8h 15m

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

$160 - $265

Bus Eurolines FR  •  10h 45m

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

$89 - $164

Drive  •  5h 47m

  1. Drive from Liège to Zürich 361.1 miles

$75 - $110

Bus to Luxembourg, fly to Zurich  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Liège to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Zurich (ZRH) LUX - ZRH

$88 - $299

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH

$104 - $324

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Zurich  •  5h 5m

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

$96 - $263

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Düsseldorf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH

$99 - $235

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich  •  4h 49m

  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

$161 - $395

Train to Brussels, fly to Basel, train  •  5h 45m

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

$96 - $339

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liège to Zürich is to bus which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 8h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Liège to Zürich is to train and fly which costs 90€ - 290€ and takes 4h 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Liege and arriving at Zurich. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8h 45m.

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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 and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 12m.

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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 7h 12m and costs 130€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 7h 12m to get from Liège to Zürich, including transfers.

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Liège to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Liege 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 7h 12m and costs 130€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 8h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Liège to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 264.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 12m

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

You can take a train from Liège to Zürich via Köln Hbf and Basel SBB in around 7h 12m. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Liège to Zürich 3 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $75 and the journey takes 8h 45m. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
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
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
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
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$14 - $20
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Liege to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
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
8h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Liège to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Liege to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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

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

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Liège 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 Liège to Zürich is 578 km. It takes approximately 5h 47m to drive from Liège to Zürich.

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FlexFlight ApS, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Luxembourg Airport to Zurich Airport.

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