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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  •  4h 16m

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

SFr 78 - SFr 243

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Night bus  •  9h 51m

  1. Take the night bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai RegioJet

SFr 24 - SFr 34

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Fly Prague to Basel, train  •  6h 1m

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

SFr 85 - SFr 226

Bus to Dresden, fly to Zurich  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Zurich (ZRH) DRS - ZRH

SFr 81 - SFr 407

Bus  •  8h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Zurich 000259 / ...

SFr 30 - SFr 59

Train  •  10h 35m

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Muenchen Hbf 352 / ...
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Winterthur Ec

SFr 66 - SFr 112

Night train  •  14h 23m

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

SFr 179 - SFr 240

Drive  •  6h 12m

  1. Drive from Prague to Zürich 694.6 km

SFr 80 - SFr 120

Czech Republic → Switzerland
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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Czech Republic

  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
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  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, India, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Czech Republic.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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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 mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kanton Zürich is 2 metres.

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

Yes, entry into Czech Republic from Switzerland is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 6 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Kanton Zürich is to night bus which costs 550 Kč - 800 Kč and takes 9h 51m.

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The fastest way to get from Prague to Kanton Zürich is to fly which takes 4h 16m and costs 1 800 Kč - 6 000 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 Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 and Winterthur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 35m.

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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 8h 51m and costs 700 Kč - 1 400 Kč.

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It takes approximately 4h 16m 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 16m and costs 1 800 Kč - 6 000 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 700 Kč - 1 400 Kč and takes 8h 51m, you could also train, which costs 1 500 Kč - 2 700 Kč and takes 10h 35m.

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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 Deutsche Bahn 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 16m

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

Swiss, Lufthansa and Eurowings fly from Prague to Zürich (Kreis 11) every 4 hours. Alternatively, Nobless Line operates a bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Zurich once daily. Tickets cost SFr 81 and the journey takes 8h 40m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 550
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 550
Flights from Prague to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 400
Flights from Prague to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 410
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 260
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 300
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 260
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Prague to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 180
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 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 40
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 26
Business
SFr 30 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 36
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 Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
14h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 230
Website
Austrian Railways
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Bus operators
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
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 8
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 30
Website
RegioJet
Night bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
RegioJet
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague to Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 100
Website
Comati PSG
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 81
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 45 - 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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Eurowings, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Prague Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 262+ hotels available in Kanton Zürich. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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