There are 11 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 34 min

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

$95 - $170

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Munich, Munich central bus station 091
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich X06 / ...

$24 - $52

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Linz to Zürich

$45 - $80

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  •  5 h 58 min

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

$147 - $579

Train to Nuremberg, fly  •  5 h 39 min

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

$145 - $367

Train, train to Munich, fly  •  5 h 58 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 51 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 27 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 39 min

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

$101 - $289

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Linz to Zürich is to bus which costs 20€ - 45€ and takes 8 h 5 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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The distance between Linz and Zürich is 441 km. The road distance is 567.2 km.

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The train from Linz Hbf to Zürich HB takes 6 h 34 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Linz and arriving at Zürich. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. 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 three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 34 min.

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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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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 3 times a day. Tickets cost $95 - $170 and the journey takes 6 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Linz to Zürich via Munich, Munich central bus station in around 8 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $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 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
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 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
Raileurope.com
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
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Linz/Donau Hbf to Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Plattling to Freising
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
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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 Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Mnichov, ZOB to Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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

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