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There are 12 ways to get from Maastricht to Zürich by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train via Basel SBB  •  8 h 44 min

  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 / ...

$166 - $294

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Night bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the night bus from Maastricht to Zurich N831

$35 - $60

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Train  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Zürich HB Ec

$157 - $262

Bus Eurolines CH  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Liege to Zurich

$47 - $78

Bus Eurolines FR  •  12 h 17 min

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

$91 - $174

Drive  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Maastricht to Zürich 410.5 miles

$100 - $150

Bus to Luxembourg, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 41 min

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

$89 - $302

Bus to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht to Düsseldorf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH

$58 - $178

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 41 min

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

$110 - $333

Bus to Dusseldorf, fly to Friedrichshafen, train  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht to Düsseldorf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) DUS - FDH
  3. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
  4. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zürich HB

$133 - $488

Train to Brussels, fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 44 min

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

$102 - $348

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 37 min

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

$102 - $272

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Maastricht to Zürich is to night bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 9 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maastricht to Zürich is to bus and fly which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 5 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Maastricht and arriving at Zurich. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Maastricht to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Maastricht and arriving at Zürich HB via Liège-Guillemins, Köln Hbf and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 44 min.

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The distance between Maastricht and Zürich is 440 km. The road distance is 656.8 km.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 8 h 44 min and costs 140€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 44 min to get from Maastricht to Zürich, including transfers.

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Maastricht to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Maastricht station.

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Maastricht to Zürich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Liège-Guillemins station.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Zürich is to train which takes 8 h 44 min and costs 140€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 10 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Maastricht to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 274.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 44 min

What companies run services between Maastricht, Netherlands and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Maastricht to Zürich via Liege-Guillemins, Liège-Guillemins, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Köln Hbf, and Basel SBB in around 8 h 44 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Maastricht to Zürich 3 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $75 and the journey takes 8 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flairjet
Website
flair-jet.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$27 - $230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, 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
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Train from Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Singen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
belgianrail.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
8 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Liege to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
Night bus from Maastricht to Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Maastricht to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Maastricht to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Maastricht 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 Maastricht to Zürich is 657 km. It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to drive from Maastricht to Zürich.

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

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