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

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Train  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

68€ - 103€

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Bus  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Freiburg N508 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB 122 / ...

24€ - 31€

4 alternative options

Night train  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the night train from Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf Nj

35€ - 53€

Drive  •  3h 15m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Ludwigshafen am Rhein 344.9 km

40€ - 60€

Fly from Basel, train  •  2h 51m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

79€ - 299€

Fly from Zurich, train  •  4h 2m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA) ZRH - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

96€ - 303€

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Ludwigshafen am Rhein is to bus which costs SFr 26 - SFr 35 and takes 6h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Ludwigshafen am Rhein is to fly and train which costs SFr 85 - SFr 330 and takes 2h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Switzerland to Ludwigshafen am Rhein. However, there are services departing from Zürich, Sprecherstrasse and arriving at Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB via Zurich and Freiburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Switzerland to Ludwigshafen am Rhein. However, there are services departing from Zürich Stadelhofen and arriving at Mannheim Hbf via Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 10m.

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The distance between Switzerland and Ludwigshafen am Rhein is 299 km. The road distance is 344.9 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Ludwigshafen am Rhein without a car is to train which takes 4h 10m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 120.

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It takes approximately 4h 10m to get from Switzerland to Ludwigshafen am Rhein, including transfers.

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Switzerland to Ludwigshafen am Rhein bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Switzerland to Ludwigshafen am Rhein train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Ludwigshafen am Rhein is to train which takes 4h 10m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 26 - SFr 35 and takes 6h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Ludwigshafen am Rhein.
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  • Distance: 298.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 10m

What companies run services between Switzerland and Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Zürich to Ludwigshafen am Rhein every 2 hours. Tickets cost 60€ - 90€ and the journey takes 3h 14m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Ludwigshafen am Rhein via Zürich, Bahnhofplatz/HB, Zurich, and Freiburg in around 6h 53m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Train operators
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 Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Zuerich Hb to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95€ - 170€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 27€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
19€ - 27€
Railjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Railjet
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Switzerland to Ludwigshafen am Rhein bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB station.

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Switzerland to Ludwigshafen am Rhein train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Mannheim Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Ludwigshafen am Rhein is 345 km. It takes approximately 3h 15m to drive from Switzerland to Ludwigshafen am Rhein.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Basel Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 747+ hotels available in Ludwigshafen am Rhein. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 12 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 4.

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