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There are 7 ways to get from Saarbrücken to Zürich by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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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Train  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Sarreguemines to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$79 - $133

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken to Zurich 299

$20 - $35

5 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Gare de Saarbrucken-Hbf to Gare de Strasbourg Cars Travaux Strasbourg - Sarrebruck
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Zurich

$48 - $60

Rideshare  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the rideshare from Saarbrücken to Zurich 195.5 miles

$20 - $23

Drive  •  3h 25m

  1. Drive from Saarbrücken to Zürich 195.4 miles

$40 - $60

Fly from Saarbrucken  •  4h 44m

  1. Fly from Saarbrucken (SCN) to Zurich (ZRH) SCN - ZRH

$144 - $559

Bus to Luxembourg, fly  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare routière
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Zurich (ZRH) LUX - ZRH

$82 - $288

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Saarbrücken to Zürich is to rideshare which costs 18€ - 20€ and takes 3h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Saarbrücken to Zürich is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Saarbrücken and arriving at Zurich. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 20m.

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The distance between Saarbrücken and Zürich is 237 km. The road distance is 312.6 km.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 5h 33m and costs 65€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from Saarbrücken to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Zürich is to train which takes 5h 33m and costs 65€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 30€ and takes 6h 20m, you could also fly, which costs 120€ - 490€ and takes 4h 44m.

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There is no direct flight from Saarbrucken Airport to Zurich Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Saarbrücken to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Map of how to get from Saarbrücken to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 147.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 33m

What companies run services between Saarbrücken, Germany and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Saarbrücken to Zürich via Sarreguemines, Sarreguemines, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 5h 33m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Saarbrücken to Zürich once daily. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 6h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Luxembourg, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Luxembourg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Hamburg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Munich, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Munich, Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Munich, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Munich, Hannover
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Sarreguemines to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$26 - $40
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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 Saarbrücken to Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Book at
eurolines.ch
Mobiliteit
Phone
+352 2465 2465
Email
service@verkeiersverbond.lu
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Mobiliteit
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saarbrücken to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Saarbrücken to Zürich is 313 km. It takes approximately 3h 25m to drive from Saarbrücken to Zürich.

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easyJet, FlexFlight ApS, BMI Regional and three other airlines offer flights from Saarbrucken Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Saarbrücken to Zürich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 522+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Saarbrücken and Zürich. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Saarbrucken Airport is to taxi which takes 14m and costs 28€ - 35€.

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