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There are 6 ways to get from Switzerland to Germany by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR) ZRH - STR

$63 - $226

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Train  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Hannover Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$214 - $348

Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB 2-Y
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 034 / ...

$171 - $268

Bus Eurolines FR  •  16 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Berlin

$129 - $212

Night train  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Berlin Hbf Nj

$210 - $329

Drive  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Berlin 530.8 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Germany is to fly which costs SFr 60 - SFr 230 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Germany is to fly which costs SFr 60 - SFr 230 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Switzerland to Germany. However, there are services departing from Zürich Stadelhofen and arriving at S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf via Zürich HB, Hannover Hbf and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 28 min.

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The distance between Switzerland and Germany is 503 km. The road distance is 849.3 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Germany without a car is to train which takes 9 h 28 min and costs SFr 210 - SFr 350.

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Switzerland to Germany, including transfers.

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Switzerland to Germany train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Germany is to fly which takes 2 h 34 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 210 - SFr 350 and takes 9 h 28 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 170 - SFr 270 and takes 13 h 57 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Switzerland to Germany train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Germany.
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  • Distance: 314.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Germany?

Swiss flies from Zürich to Stuttgart 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Berlin via Zürich HB, Hannover Hbf, Berlin Hbf (tief), and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 9 h 28 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
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 Zürich HB to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $250
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Zürich HB to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $310
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Berlin
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Germany is 849 km. It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to drive from Switzerland to Germany.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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There are 243+ hotels available in Germany. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 18 min and costs SFr 11 - SFr 20.

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