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There are 10 ways to get from Linz to Zürich by train, bus, night train, 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  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Zürich HB Rj

$95 - $170

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Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Linz to Zürich 1921

$45 - $80

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Night train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the night train from Linz Hbf to Zürich HB En / ...

$110 - $190

Drive  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Linz to Zürich 354.5 miles

$70 - $110

Fly from Linz  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Linz (LNZ) to Zurich (ZRH) LNZ - ZRH

$147 - $579

Train, train to Munich, fly  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Plattling
  2. Take the train from Plattling to Freising
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH

$155 - $407

Train to Vienna, fly  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Zurich (ZRH) VIE - ZRH

$100 - $305

Train to Graz, fly  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Graz Hbf
  2. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Zurich (ZRH) GRZ - ZRH

$154 - $412

Train to Prague, fly  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Praha hl.n.
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Zurich (ZRH) PRG - ZRH

$102 - $290

Train to Nuremberg, fly  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Linz/Donau Hbf to Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Zurich (ZRH) NUE - ZRH

$145 - $367

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The cheapest way to get from Linz to Zürich is to bus which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 8 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Linz to Zürich is to drive which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 5 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Linz and arriving at Zürich. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Linz Hbf and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 34 min.

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The distance between Linz and Zürich is 441 km. The road distance is 567.2 km.

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The best way to get from Linz to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 6 h 34 min and costs 85€ - 150€.

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The train from Linz Hbf to Zürich HB takes 6 h 34 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Linz to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Linz station.

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

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The best way to get from Linz to Zürich is to train which takes 6 h 34 min and costs 85€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 8 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs 120€ - 550€ and takes 6 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Linz to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 275.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 34 min

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

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Linz to Zürich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $95 - $170 and the journey takes 6 h 34 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Linz to Zürich once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $80 and the journey takes 8 h 15 min. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
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 Linz Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
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Train from Linz Hbf to Plattling
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
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Train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Plattling to Freising
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Linz/Donau Hbf to Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Linz to Zürich
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
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 Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Linz to Zürich is 567 km. It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to drive from Linz to Zürich.

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Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Linz Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 508+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Linz to Linz Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs 4€ - 8€.

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