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There are 7 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Zürich by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Zurich  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Zurich (ZRH) SKG - ZRH

$93 - $572

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Fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 54 min

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

$145 - $357

Bus and ferry, train  •  22 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Bologna
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Station
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Ec

$247 - $386

Bus and ferry  •  23 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Bologna
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Zurich

$193 - $271

Bus  •  29 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis to Skopje Zob
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Zürich

$114 - $174

Bus, train, night train  •  38 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis to Skopje Zob
  2. Take the train from Skopje to Belgrade 334
  3. Take the night train from Beograd to Zürich HB En

$164 - $304

Drive  •  18 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Zürich 1176.9 miles

$280 - $410

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Zürich is to bus which costs 95€ - 160€ and takes 29 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Zürich is to fly which costs 80€ - 500€ and takes 5 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thessaloniki to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Zurich via Ugo Bassi and Bologna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 13 min.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Zürich is 1368 km. The road distance is 1883.1 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Zürich without a car is to bus and ferry and train which takes 22 h 18 min and costs 210€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Thessaloniki to Zürich, including transfers.

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Thessaloniki to Zürich bus services, operated by Portokalidis Tours, depart from Thessaloniki station.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Zürich is to fly which takes 5 h 42 min and costs 80€ - 500€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 95€ - 160€ and takes 29 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Thessaloniki to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Zurich station.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 855.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 42 min

What companies run services between Thessaloniki, Greece and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss, Air Serbia and five other airlines fly from Thessaloniki to Zürich every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Thessaloniki to Zürich via Skopje Zob and Skopje in around 29 h 22 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,800
Flights from Thessaloniki to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,100
Flights from Thessaloniki to Basel via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Thessaloniki to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $2,100
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
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
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $100
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Bologna
Ave. Duration
15 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Book at
eurolines.ch
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis to Skopje Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Skopje to Zürich
Ave. Duration
24 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk

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More Questions & Answers

Zürich is 1 h behind Thessaloniki. It is currently 1:13 AM in Thessaloniki and 12:13 AM in Zürich.

Yes, the driving distance between Thessaloniki to Zürich is 1883 km. It takes approximately 18 h 35 min to drive from Thessaloniki to Zürich.

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Olympic Air, Swiss, Air Serbia and three other airlines offer flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 519+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Thessaloniki Airport is to shuttle which takes 42 min and costs 2€.

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