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 41 min

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

$93 - $573

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Fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 51 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  •  21 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Bologna
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale Fr
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec

$213 - $323

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

$198 - $283

Bus  •  29 h 22 min

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

$119 - $174

Night train, train  •  38 h 49 min

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

$148 - $309

Drive  •  18 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Zürich 1176.9 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Zürich is to bus which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 29 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Zürich is to fly which costs 75€ - 490€ and takes 5 h 41 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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No, there is no direct train from Thessaloniki to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Zürich HB via Skopje and Beograd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 49 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 21 h 36 min and costs 180€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 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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Thessaloniki to Zürich train services, operated by Serbian Railways, depart from Thessaloniki station.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Zürich is to fly which takes 5 h 41 min and costs 75€ - 490€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 100€ - 150€ 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 41 min

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

Swiss, Eurowings and six other airlines fly from Thessaloniki to Zürich every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Thessaloniki to Zürich via Skopje Zob and Skopje in around 29 h 22 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,800
Flights from Thessaloniki to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,800
Flights from Thessaloniki to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $2,100
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zurich via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $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 Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $12
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $20
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 - $110
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 - $230
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 - $55
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
$24 - $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
$95 - $140
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk

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