There are 10 ways to get from Tallinn to Zürich by plane, train, ferry, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly Tallinn to Zurich  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Zurich (ZRH) TLL - ZRH

$106 - $212

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Fly Tallinn to Basel, train  •  8 h 36 min

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

$133 - $277

Ferry to Helsinki, fly to Zurich  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
  2. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Zurich (ZRH) HEL - ZRH

$135 - $295

Fly Tallinn to Friedrichshafen, train  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) TLL - FDH
  2. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
  3. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zürich HB

$166 - $682

Bus, train via Warszawa Wschodnia  •  33 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn to Rīga 920
  2. Take the bus from Rīga to Białystok
  3. Take the train from Bialystok to Warszawa Wschodnia Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Karlsruhe Hbf En
  5. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  6. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$275 - $450

Bus  •  36 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn to Rīga 920
  2. Take the bus from Rīga to Praha
  3. Take the bus from Prague to Zurich

$160 - $219

Bus, train Belorussian Railways (BŽD)  •  47 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn to Minsk Tsentralny 920
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Innsbruck Hbf En
  3. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB Rj / ...

$176 - $334

Carferry, bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the carferry from Tallinn to Stockholm
  2. Take the bus from Stockholm to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 073
  3. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Zurich N11 / ...

$272 - $481

Drive, train  •  27 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Tallinn to Lüneburg
  2. Take the train from Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf Ice
  3. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Zürich

$399 - $589

Drive  •  24 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Tallinn to Zürich 1367.1 miles

$280 - $420

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No, there is no direct bus from Tallinn to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Tallinn and arriving at Zurich via Rīga and Prague. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 20 min.

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The distance between Tallinn and Zürich is 1710 km. The road distance is 2187.3 km.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Zürich without a car is to bus and train which takes 33 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 58 min to get from Tallinn to Zürich, including transfers.

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Tallinn to Zürich bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Tallinn station.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Zürich is to fly which takes 6 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 36 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Tallinn Airport to Zurich Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Tallinn to Zürich bus services, operated by Nobless Line, arrive at Zurich station.

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Zürich is 1 h behind Tallinn. It is currently 3:35 PM in Tallinn and 2:35 PM in Zürich.

Yes, the driving distance between Tallinn to Zürich is 2187 km. It takes approximately 24 h 16 min to drive from Tallinn to Zürich.

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  • Distance: 1068.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 58 min

What companies run services between Tallinn, Estonia and Zürich, Switzerland?

Scandinavian Airlines, Air Baltic and eight other airlines fly from Tallinn to Zürich hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tallinn to Zürich via Rīga, Praha, and Prague in around 36 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Tallinn to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Tallinn to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Tallinn to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Tallinn to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Tallinn to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Tallinn to Friedrichshafen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Tallinn to Zurich via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Tallinn to Zurich via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Tallinn to Basel via Copenhagen, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,300
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Tallinn to Zurich via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Tallinn to Zurich via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $470
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Tallinn to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Tallinn to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Tallinn to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Tallinn to Basel via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Tallinn to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Helsinki to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Tallinn to Zurich via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Tallinn to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Tallinn to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Tallinn to Zurich via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Singen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
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 Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Website
bahn.de
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Bialystok to Warszawa Wschodnia
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Tallinn to Rīga
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Białystok
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Praha
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Bus from Tallinn to Minsk Tsentralny
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Nobless Line
Website
noblessline.cz
Bus from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85
Schedules at
noblessline.cz
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Tallinn to Minsk
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $70
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
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 Stockholm to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallink.com
Car ferry from Tallinn to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $280
Schedules at
tallink.com
Passenger
$219
Vehicle
$225
Cabin
$277

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Air France, British Airways, Aegean Airlines and six other airlines offer flights from Tallinn Airport to Zurich Airport.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Tallinn Airport is to bus which takes 4 min and costs .

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