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

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Fly to Zurich  •  5h 30m

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Zurich (ZRH) OPO - ZRH

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Fly to Basel, train  •  6h 33m

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Basel (BSL) OPO - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

Fly to Geneva, train  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Geneva (GVA) OPO - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Zürich HB

Bus, train via Bordeaux  •  24h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Bordeaux
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb Tgv

Train  •  29h 26m

  1. Take the train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar Ic
  2. Take the train from Vigo Guixar to Barcelona-Sants Alv
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Ter
  5. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB Ic1 / ...

Bus, train  •  31h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Lausanne P+R N1157
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich HB Ic1 / ...

Bus  •  33h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto to Zürich

Drive  •  18h 40m

  1. Drive from Porto to Zürich 1973.5 km

Porto to Zürich by train

The train journey time between Porto and Zürich is around 2 days 10h and covers a distance of around 2589 km. This includes an average layover time of around 32h 12m. The fastest train normally takes 2 days 10h. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, Renfe SNCF, SNCF and others, the Porto to Zürich train service departs from Porto - Campanha and arrives in Zürich HB. Typically two trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
26h 3m
Layover time:
32h 12m
Total time:
2 days 10h

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2 days 10h
Train distance:
2589 km
Trains per week:
2
Cheapest price:
SFr 266
Carbon emissions:
136 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:13
Last train departs at:
08:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Porto to Zürich train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Porto to Zürich is to fly which costs €45 - €160 and takes 5h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Porto to Zürich is to fly which costs €45 - €160 and takes 5h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto and arriving at Zürich. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 33h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Porto to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Porto - Campanha and arriving at Zürich HB via Vigo Guixar, Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 26m.

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The distance between Porto and Zürich is 1527 km. The road distance is 1973.5 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to Zürich without a car is to bus and train via Bordeaux which takes 24h 23m and costs €220 - €310.

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It takes approximately 5h 30m to get from Porto to Zürich, including transfers.

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Porto to Zürich bus services, operated by Iberocoach, depart from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto station.

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Porto to Zürich train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Porto - Campanha station.

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The best way to get from Porto to Zürich is to fly which takes 5h 30m and costs €45 - €160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €270 - €430 and takes 29h 26m, you could also bus, which costs €85 - €120 and takes 33h 33m.

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  • Distance: 1527 km
  • Duration: 5h 30m

What companies run services between Porto, Portugal and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss, TAP Portugal and seven other airlines fly from Porto to Zürich every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Porto to Zürich via Vigo Guixar, Barcelona-Sants, Lyon Part Dieu, and Genève in around 29h 26m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Porto to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 300
Flights from Porto to Basel
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 190
Flights from Porto to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 360
Flights from Porto to Geneva via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 360
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 420
Flights from Porto to Zurich via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 290
Flights from Porto to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 370
Flights from Porto to Geneva via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Porto to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 360
Flights from Porto to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 320
Flights from Porto to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Porto to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 450
Flights from Porto to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 370
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Porto to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 750
Flights from Porto to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Porto to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Porto to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 420
Train operators
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 32 - SFr 38
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 31
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 90 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 140
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 19
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Guixar to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
13h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 100
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe SNCF
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Bus operators
Transportes Barquense
Phone
(+351) 258 454 303
Email
info@barquense.com
Website
barquense.pt
Bus from Porto to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
16h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Schedules at
barquense.pt
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Porto to Lausanne P+R
Ave. Duration
28h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto to Zürich
Ave. Duration
33h 33m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 130
Website
iberocoach.com

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The quickest flight from Porto Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Porto to Zürich bus services, operated by Iberocoach, arrive at Zürich station.

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Zürich is 1h ahead of Porto. It is currently 9:32 PM in Porto and 10:32 PM in Zürich.

Porto 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 Porto to Zürich is 1973 km. It takes approximately 18h 40m to drive from Porto to Zürich.

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easyJet, Air Europa, Air France and four other airlines offer flights from Porto Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 287+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Porto to Porto Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs €1 - €2.

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