There are 5 ways to get from Ulm to Switzerland by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Zürich HB  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Schaffhausen Ire / ...
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Zürich HB 4 / ...

$67 - $108

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Bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Ulm to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport 101 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Zurich Ouibus / ...

$21 - $45

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Train  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Schaffhausen Ire / ...
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Zürich Stadelhofen 9 / ...

$67 - $107

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Ulm to Zürich 157.9 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zurich (ZRH) STR - ZRH

$85 - $257

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The cheapest way to get from Ulm to Switzerland is to bus which costs 17€ - 40€ and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ulm to Switzerland is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between Ulm and Switzerland is 221 km. The road distance is 252.7 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Ulm to Switzerland, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Ulm to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Ulm Hbf and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Schaffhausen and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

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What companies run services between Ulm, Germany and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Ulm to Zürich via Schaffhausen and Zürich HB in around 3 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ulm to Zürich via Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport, Stuttgart, Zurich, and Zürich HB in around 5 h 22 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ulm Hbf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Zürich Stadelhofen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Ulm Hauptbahnhof to Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vvs.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Ulm Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $29
1st Class
$42 - $43
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ulm to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus

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