There are 8 ways to get from Oslo to Zürich by train, plane, bus, ferry or car

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Train, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Oslo S to Oslo Lufthavn stasjon
  2. Fly from Oslo (OSL) to Zurich (ZRH) OSL - ZRH

$121 - $343

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Bus FlixBus  •  29 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Oslo to Gothenburg 613 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gothenburg to Hamburg 173
  3. Take the bus from Hamburg to Zurich 024 / ...

$102 - $178

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Train, fly to Basel  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Oslo S to Oslo Lufthavn stasjon
  2. Fly from Oslo (OSL) to Basel (BSL) OSL - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$153 - $497

Train  •  22 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Oslo S to Göteborg Centralstation 117 / ...
  2. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
  3. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB Ice
  5. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$278 - $473

Ferry, train  •  30 h 1 min

  1. Take the ferry from Oslo Hjortneskaien to Kiel Norwegen-Kai Oslo-Kiel
  2. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Zürich HB Ice

$210 - $330

Bus Sindbad  •  36 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Oslo to Świebodzin
  2. Take the bus from Świebodzin to Zürich

$125 - $165

Drive, train  •  18 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Oslo to Lüneburg
  2. Take the train from Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf Ice
  3. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Zürich

$368 - $545

Drive  •  18 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Oslo to Zürich 1226.6 miles

$320 - $470

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The cheapest way to get from Oslo to Zürich is to bus which costs kr 1000 - kr 1400 and takes 36 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oslo to Zürich is to train and fly which costs kr 950 - kr 2800 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oslo to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Oslo and arriving at Zurich via Gothenburg and Hamburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Oslo to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Oslo S and arriving at Zürich HB via Göteborg Centralstation, København H, Hamburg Hbf and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 33 min.

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The distance between Oslo and Zürich is 1402 km. The road distance is 1962.5 km.

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The best way to get from Oslo to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 22 h 33 min and costs kr 2200 - kr 3900.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Oslo to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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Oslo to Zürich train services, operated by Nsb, depart from Oslo S station.

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The best way to get from Oslo to Zürich is to train which takes 22 h 33 min and costs kr 2200 - kr 3900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs kr 800 - kr 1500 and takes 29 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Oslo to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 876.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

What companies run services between Oslo, Norway and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Oslo to Zürich via Göteborg Centralstation, København H, Hamburg Hbf, and Basel SBB in around 22 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oslo to Zürich via Gothenburg and Hamburg in around 29 h 20 min.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Oslo to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Oslo to Zurich via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Oslo to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Oslo to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Oslo to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Oslo to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Oslo to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Oslo to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Oslo to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Oslo to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Oslo to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Oslo to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Oslo to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Oslo to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Oslo to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Oslo to Zurich via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
Flytoget AS
Phone
23 15 90 00
Email
flytoget@flytoget.no
Website
flytoget.no
Train from Oslo S to Oslo Lufthavn stasjon
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Schedules at
flytoget.no
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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Nsb
Phone
+47 61 05 19 10
Website
nsb.no
Train from Oslo S to Göteborg Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Nsb
Öresundståg
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$30 - $45
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$50 - $75
2nd Class Refundable
$50 - $75
1st Class Refundable
$75 - $110
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Hamburg Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$210 - $330
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Oslo to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Gothenburg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus4You
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Oslo Bussterminal to Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nettbuss.sesok-kopbus4you
Swebus
Phone
+46 771 218 218
Email
kundtjanst@swebusexpress.se
Website
swebus.se
Bus from Oslo Bussterminal to Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
Swebus
Nettbuss Express
Phone
+46 771-15 15 15
Email
info@nettbuss.se
Website
nettbuss.se
Bus from Oslo Bussterminal to Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedule at
Nettbuss Express
Sindbad
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Świebodzin to Zürich
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ferry operators
Color Line AS
Phone
+45 99 56 19 00
Website
colorline.no
Ferry from Oslo Hjortneskaien to Kiel Norwegen-Kai
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
colorline.no

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The quickest flight from Oslo Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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

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Oslo 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 Oslo to Zürich is 1963 km. It takes approximately 18 h 43 min to drive from Oslo to Zürich.

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Swiss, easyJet, Finnair and three other airlines offer flights from Oslo Airport to Zurich Airport.

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