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There are 9 ways to get from Prague to Zurich Airport (ZRH) by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly Prague to Zurich  •  3h 50m

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

SFr 72 - SFr 292

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Bus  •  9h 58m

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

SFr 24 - SFr 70

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Bus to Dresden, fly to Zurich  •  5h 45m

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

SFr 109 - SFr 451

Fly Prague to Basel, train  •  5h 57m

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

SFr 108 - SFr 307

Bus, train  •  9h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Sankt Gallen 000259
  2. Take the train from Gossau SG to Zürich Flughafen 5 / ...

SFr 66 - SFr 142

Bus, train via Nuremberg  •  11h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Zličín to Nuremberg
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ic

SFr 100 - SFr 206

Train  •  11h 55m

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Linz Hbf 331 / ...
  2. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Zuerich Hb Rjx / ...

SFr 127 - SFr 193

Night train  •  14h 34m

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

SFr 168 - SFr 237

Drive  •  6h 19m

  1. Drive from Prague to Zurich Airport (ZRH) 688.2 km

SFr 85 - SFr 130

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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to bus which costs 600 Kč - 1 800 Kč and takes 9h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to fly which costs 1 800 Kč - 7 500 Kč and takes 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Zurich Airport (ZRH). However, there are services departing from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi and arriving at Zürich Flughafen via Linz Hbf and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 55m.

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The distance between Prague and Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 520 km. The road distance is 688.2 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Zurich Airport (ZRH) without a car is to bus and train which takes 9h 3m and costs 1 600 Kč - 3 600 Kč.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from Prague to Zurich Airport (ZRH), including transfers.

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Prague to Zurich Airport (ZRH) 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 Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to fly which takes 3h 50m and costs 1 800 Kč - 7 500 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 600 Kč - 1 800 Kč and takes 9h 58m, you could also train, which costs 3 100 Kč - 4 900 Kč and takes 11h 55m.

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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 Zurich Airport (ZRH) train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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  • Distance: 519.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 50m

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland?

Swiss, Lufthansa and Eurowings fly from Prague to Zurich Airport (ZRH) every 3 hours. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Prague - ÚAN Florenc to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai once daily. Tickets cost SFr 21 - SFr 29 and the journey takes 9h 35m. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 320
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 320
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 340
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 370
Flights from Dresden to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 370
Flights from Prague to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 350
Flights from Prague to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 950
Flights from Dresden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Prague to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 140
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Prague to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 330
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Prague to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Prague to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 290
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 320
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 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Gossau SG to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
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
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 32 - SFr 37
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 31
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 27
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 23
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
SFr 13 - SFr 17
Business
SFr 19 - SFr 23
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 23
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
Train from Linz Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 150
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Night train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
14h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 220
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague Zličín to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 29
Website
RegioJet
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Prague - Florenc to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 12
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Prague, Florenc to Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Prague, Florenc to Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Eurolines FR
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 80 - SFr 100
Website
Comati PSG
Nobless Line
Website
noblessline.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Sankt Gallen
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 73
Schedules at
noblessline.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 76
Schedules at
noblessline.cz
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Prague to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 75
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Bus from Prague to Zürich - Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 85
Schedules at
tourbus.cz

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 688 km. It takes approximately 6h 19m to drive from Prague to Zurich Airport (ZRH).

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

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