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There are 9 ways to get from Linz to Zürich by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Zuerich Hb Rjx

SFr 80 - SFr 160

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Bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Zurich 1921

SFr 30 - SFr 40

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Train via Feldkirch  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Feldkirch Rjx / ...
  2. Take the train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB Rjx / ...

SFr 84 - SFr 155

Night train  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the night train from Linz Hbf to Zuerich Hb En / ...

SFr 50 - SFr 160

Night train, train  •  10h 12m

  1. Take the night train from Linz Hbf to Muenchen Hbf En
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Zuerich Hb Ec

SFr 50 - SFr 72

Drive  •  5h 18m

  1. Drive from Linz to Zürich 562.8 km

SFr 65 - SFr 100

Fly from Linz  •  6h 18m

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

SFr 3296 - SFr 5119

Train to Vienna, fly  •  5h 52m

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

SFr 156 - SFr 385

Train, train to Munich, fly  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Passau Hbf
  2. Take the train from Passau Hbf to Landshut(Bay)Hbf
  3. Take the train from Landshut(Bay)Hbf to Muenchen Flughafen Terminal
  4. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH

SFr 126 - SFr 390

Austria → Switzerland
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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Austria

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Burgenland, Kärnten, Niederösterreich, Oberösterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark and Wien in Austria
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (COVID-19 not detected) taken 3 days before boarding
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Burgenland, Kärnten, Niederösterreich, Oberösterreich, Salzburg, Steiermark, Wien
France: Centre-Val de Loire, Corsica, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Paris
Germany: Thuringia
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  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (COVID-19 not detected) taken 3 days before boarding
This applies to all arrivals by air
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zürich is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zürich is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zürich is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Austria from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 11 Apr 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Linz to Zürich is to bus which costs 29€ - 35€ and takes 7h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Linz to Zürich is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 5h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Linz, Linz Industriezeile and arriving at Zurich. Services depart twice daily, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 7h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Linz Hbf and arriving at Zuerich Hb. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 34m.

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The distance between Linz and Zürich is 441 km. The road distance is 562.8 km.

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The best way to get from Linz to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 6h 34m and costs 70€ - 140€.

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The train from Linz Hbf to Zuerich Hb takes 6h 34m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Linz to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Linz, Linz Industriezeile 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 6h 34m and costs 70€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 35€ and takes 7h 55m, you could also fly, which costs 2900€ - 4700€ and takes 6h 18m.

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  • Distance: 440.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 34m

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

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Linz Hbf to Zuerich Hb 4 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 110 - SFr 160 and the journey takes 6h 34m. Railjet also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Zurich twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 30 - SFr 40 and the journey takes 7h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 390
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 490
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 480
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 480
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Dusseldorf, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 310
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 400
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 380
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 370
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 400
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 370
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 380
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 160
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Linz Hbf to Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 120
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Feldkirch to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Linz Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 27
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 120
Website
Railjet
Train from Linz Hbf to Feldkirch
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 100
Website
Railjet
Train from Feldkirch to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
Railjet
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Feldkirch to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Feldkirch to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 27
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Linz to Passau
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 120
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Passau Hbf to Landshut(Bay)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Landshut(Bay)Hbf to Muenchen Flughafen Terminal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 14
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Linz Airport to Zurich Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Linz to Zürich is 563 km. It takes approximately 5h 18m to drive from Linz to Zürich.

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Edelweiss Air, Air Dolomiti, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Linz Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Linz to Zürich bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 1029+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Linz to Linz Airport is to line 601 bus which takes 23 min and costs .

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