Directions from Ulm to Zürich

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Ire / ...
  2. 4 / ...

$68 - $108

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. 306 / ...

$17 - $30

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. 157.9 miles

$30 - $50

Bus to Stuttgart, fly  •  3 h 19 min

  1. STR - ZRH

$66 - $228

Train to Munich, fly  •  4 h 41 min

  1. MUC - ZRH

$143 - $384

What companies run services between Ulm, Germany and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Ulm to Zürich via Schaffhausen in around 2 h 59 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ulm to Zürich twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $30 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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 München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Ulm Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$55 - $65
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ulm to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ulm to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ulm and Zürich is 157 km. The road distance is 253 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ulm to Zürich is to bus which costs 15€ - 25€ and takes 5 h 15 min.

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

No, there is no direct train from Ulm to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Ulm Hbf and arriving at Zürich HB via Schaffhausen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ulm and arriving at Zurich. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Ulm to Zürich, including transfers.