There are 6 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  •  5 h 47 min

  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 3 / ...

$81 - $134

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Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken to Zurich 299

$20 - $35

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Rideshare  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Saarbrücken to Zurich 195.5 miles

$21 - $23

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Saarbrücken to Zürich 195.4 miles

$40 - $60

Fly from Saarbrucken  •  4 h 29 min

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

$155 - $561

Bus to Luxembourg, fly  •  4 h 26 min

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

$82 - $289

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

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

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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 6 h 15 min.

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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 5 h 47 min and costs 65€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min 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 5 h 47 min and costs 65€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 30€ and takes 6 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs 130€ - 480€ and takes 4 h 29 min.

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There is no direct flight from Saarbrucken Airport to Zurich Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min 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: 5 h 47 min

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

You can take a train from Saarbrücken to Zürich via Sarreguemines, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 5 h 47 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Saarbrücken to Zürich once daily. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Luxembourg, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Luxembourg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Hamburg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Munich, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Zurich via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
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
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
cfl.lu
Mobiliteit
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare routière
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mobiliteit.lu
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
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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