There are 10 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 110 - SFr 150

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  9h 16m

  1. Take the train from Linz, Linz Wissensturm to Salzburg, Salzburg K485
  2. Take the bus from Bad Reichenhall, Staatsgrenze to Zürich, Carparkplatz am Sihlquai

SFr 29 - SFr 36

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Bus  •  7h 55m

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

SFr 30 - SFr 40

Night train  •  7h 20m

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

SFr 50 - SFr 150

Drive  •  5h 39m

  1. Drive from Linz to Zürich 567.8 km

SFr 70 - SFr 110

Fly from Linz  •  5h 47m

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

SFr 208 - SFr 759

Train to Vienna, fly  •  5h 51m

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

SFr 117 - SFr 330

Train, train to Munich, fly  •  7h 7m

  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 133 - SFr 346

Train to Graz, fly  •  7h 27m

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

SFr 159 - SFr 367

Bus to Prague, fly  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Prague, Prague Roztyly
  2. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Zurich (ZRH) PRG - ZRH

SFr 98 - SFr 261

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Linz to Zürich is to train and bus which costs 27€ - 35€ and takes 9h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Linz to Zürich is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 5h 39m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Linz, Linz Industriezeile and arriving at Zurich. Services depart every four hours, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 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 567.8 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 100€ - 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 100€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 35€ and takes 7h 55m, you could also fly, which costs 190€ - 750€ and takes 5h 47m.

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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 150 and the journey takes 6h 34m. Hungarian Railways (MÁV) also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Zurich every 4 hours. Tickets cost SFr 30 - SFr 40 and the journey takes 7h 55m. Eurolines CH also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 750
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 500 - SFr 1400
Flights from Linz to Zurich via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 800
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 600
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 600
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 420
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 500
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 550
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 600
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 340
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 550
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 600
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 400
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 150
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Linz Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 26
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Linz Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Linz, Linz Wissensturm to Salzburg, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 12
Website
Flixtrain
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 Linz Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
Railjet
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 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Landshut(Bay)Hbf to Muenchen Flughafen Terminal
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 12
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).

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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
7h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Linz, Linz Industriezeile to Prague, Prague Roztyly
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Linz to Zürich
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Bad Reichenhall, Staatsgrenze to Zürich, Carparkplatz am Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 20
Schedules at
eurobus.sk

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There is no direct flight from Linz Airport to Zurich Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m 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 568 km. It takes approximately 5h 39m to drive from Linz to Zürich.

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Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Lufthansa 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 673+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at SFr 100 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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