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There are 8 ways to get from Prague to Kanton Zürich by plane, train, bus, night bus, night train or car

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Fly Prague to Zurich

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Zurich (ZRH)

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Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Prague Main station to Zurich Bus Station

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Fly Prague to Basel, train

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Basel (BSL)
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich Altstetten

Bus to Dresden, fly to Zurich

  1. Take the bus from Prague to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Zurich (ZRH)

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai

Train

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Muenchen Hbf
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Lindau, Reutin Bahnhof
  3. Take the train from Lindau-Reutin to Winterthur

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Zuerich Hb

Drive

  1. Drive from Prague to Zürich
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kanton Zürich is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kanton Zürich is subject to regional advice.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Kanton Zürich is to night bus which costs 850 Kč - 1 100 Kč and takes 9h 36m.

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The fastest way to get from Prague to Kanton Zürich is to fly which takes 4h 6m and costs 2 100 Kč - 8 000 Kč.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Kanton Zürich. However, there are services departing from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via München Hbf, Lindau-Reutin and Winterthur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 26m.

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The distance between Prague and Kanton Zürich is 517 km. The road distance is 694.6 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Kanton Zürich without a car is to bus which takes 9h 46m and costs 1 200 Kč - 2 300 Kč.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Prague to Kanton Zürich, including transfers.

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Prague to Kanton Zürich train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Kanton Zürich is to fly which takes 4h 6m and costs 2 100 Kč - 8 000 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 1 200 Kč - 2 300 Kč and takes 9h 46m, you could also train, which costs 2 400 Kč - 4 200 Kč and takes 11h 26m.

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Prague to Kanton Zürich train services, operated by ÖBB EuroCity, arrive at Winterthur station.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Kanton Zürich.
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  • Distance: 516.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 6m

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Kanton Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines fly from Prague to Zürich (Kreis 11) every 3 hours. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai twice a week. Tickets cost SFr 20 - SFr 29 and the journey takes 9h 35m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Prague to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 390
Flights from Prague to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 390
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 430
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 850
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 500
Flights from Prague to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 440
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Prague to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 270
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 Altstetten
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 35
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
SFr 20 - SFr 25
Business
SFr 28 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 29 - SFr 35
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
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Lindau, Reutin Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 München Hbf to Lindau, Reutin Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Lindau-Reutin to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Prague Main station to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
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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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 8
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
RegioJet
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 95
Website
Comati PSG
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Racic Eurobus
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Prague Florenc to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 120
Website
Radina VIP
Nobless Line
Phone
+420 602 333 369
Email
noblessline@noblessline.cz
Website
noblessline.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 78
Schedules at
noblessline.cz
Tour Bus
Phone
+420 543 163 111
Email
objednavky@tourbus.cz
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Prague to Zürich - Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Schedules at
tourbus.cz

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Kanton Zürich is 695 km. It takes approximately 6h 12m to drive from Prague to Kanton Zürich.

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Swiss, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Prague Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 247+ hotels available in Kanton Zürich. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Prague to Prague Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs 40 Kč - 65 Kč.

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