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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, fly to Zurich  •  5h 17m

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

$121 - $341

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Bus FlixBus  •  30h

  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 007 / ...

$97 - $177

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Train, fly to Basel  •  7h 59m

  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 - $496

Train  •  22h 34m

  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 Zürich HB Ice / ...

$282 - $443

Ferry, train  •  30h 1m

  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  •  36h 32m

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

$119 - $164

Drive, train  •  19h 50m

  1. Drive from Oslo to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Basel Bad Bf Ice
  4. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Zürich

$358 - $546

Drive  •  18h 43m

  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 950 - kr 1400 and takes 36h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Oslo to Zürich is to train and fly which costs kr 950 - kr 2900 and takes 5h 17m.

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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 30h.

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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 and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 34m.

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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 22h 34m and costs kr 2300 - kr 3700.

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It takes approximately 5h 17m 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 22h 34m and costs kr 2300 - kr 3700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs kr 750 - kr 1500 and takes 30h.

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Map of how to get from Oslo to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 876.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 17m

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

You can take a train from Oslo to Zürich via Göteborg Centralstation, København H, and Hamburg Hbf in around 22h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oslo to Zürich via Gothenburg and Hamburg in around 30h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Oslo to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Oslo to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Oslo to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Oslo to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Oslo to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Oslo to Zurich via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Oslo to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Oslo to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Oslo to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Oslo to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Oslo to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Oslo to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Oslo to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Oslo to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Oslo to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Oslo to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Oslo to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Oslo to Zurich via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Oslo to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
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
22m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
Flytoget AS
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
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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
3h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Nsb
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $310
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
8h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$210 - $330
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
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
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Gothenburg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
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
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nettbuss.sesok-kopbus4you
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
3h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedule at
Nettbuss Express
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Świebodzin to Zürich
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $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
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Color Line AS

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The quickest flight from Oslo Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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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 Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oslo to Zürich is 1963 km. It takes approximately 18h 43m to drive from Oslo to Zürich.

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Swiss, Air France, Finnair and five other airlines offer flights from Oslo Airport to Zurich Airport.

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