There are 8 ways to get from Prague to Zürich by plane, train, bus 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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Fly Prague to Zurich  •  4 h 21 min

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

$78 - $253

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Anděl to Zurich 283 / ...

$24 - $70

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Fly Prague to Basel, train  •  5 h 36 min

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

$90 - $317

Bus to Dresden, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 9 min

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

$87 - $278

Train  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) to München ZOB (Hackerbrücke)
  2. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)

$136 - $212

Train via München Hbf  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Prague - Main Station to München Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Zürich HB Ec

$102 - $176

Train EuroNight  •  14 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Zürich HB En

Drive  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Prague to Zürich 435.4 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Zürich is to bus which costs 500 Kč - 1 500 Kč and takes 10 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Zürich is to fly which costs 1 700 Kč - 5 500 Kč and takes 4 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Prague, Prague Anděl and arriving at Zurich. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Praha hl.n. and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 14 h 19 min.

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The distance between Prague and Zürich is 526 km. The road distance is 696.7 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 9 h 22 min and costs 2 900 Kč - 4 700 Kč.

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It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Prague to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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Prague to Zürich train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Zürich is to fly which takes 4 h 21 min and costs 1 700 Kč - 5 500 Kč. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 2 900 Kč - 4 700 Kč and takes 9 h 22 min, you could also bus, which costs 500 Kč - 1 500 Kč and takes 10 h 40 min.

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  • Distance: 328.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 21 min

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

Swiss, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines fly from Prague to Zürich hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Prague to Zürich via München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) in around 9 h 22 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Prague to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Prague to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Prague to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Prague to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
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. 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
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) to München ZOB (Hackerbrücke)
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
cd.cz
Train from Prague - Main Station to München Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
cd.cz
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 München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
bahn.de
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
14 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Letiště
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 Prague, Prague Anděl to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nobless Line
Website
noblessline.cz
Bus from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$88
Schedules at
noblessline.cz
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Prague to Zürich - Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Zurich Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
elines.cz

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