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There are 8 ways to get from Utrecht to Zürich by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Basel Sbb Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

SFr 91 - SFr 236

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Bus  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Tübingen
  2. Take the bus from Tübingen to Zurich 283 / ...

SFr 46 - SFr 63

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Train, bus  •  16h 52m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duivendrecht Sprinter
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Zurich 472

SFr 50 - SFr 88

Drive  •  7h 4m

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Zürich 785.7 km

SFr 100 - SFr 160

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Zurich  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH) AMS - ZRH

SFr 76 - SFr 270

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Basel, train  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Basel (BSL) AMS - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

SFr 88 - SFr 325

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH

SFr 84 - SFr 322

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Zurich  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH

SFr 98 - SFr 321

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Utrecht to Zürich is to bus which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 13h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Utrecht to Zürich is to train and fly which costs 70€ - 260€ and takes 4h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Utrecht to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Utrecht and arriving at Zurich via Tübingen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Utrecht to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Utrecht Centraal and arriving at Zürich HB via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 29m.

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The distance between Utrecht and Zürich is 580 km. The road distance is 785.7 km.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 7h 29m and costs 85€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 7h 29m to get from Utrecht to Zürich, including transfers.

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Utrecht to Zürich bus services, operated by Deinbus, depart from Utrecht station.

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Utrecht to Zürich train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Utrecht Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Zürich is to train which takes 7h 29m and costs 85€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 13h 30m.

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  • Distance: 580 km
  • Duration: 7h 29m

What companies run services between Utrecht, Netherlands and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Utrecht to Zürich via Basel Sbb and Basel SBB in around 7h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Utrecht to Zürich via Tübingen in around 13h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 320
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 390
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 410
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 270
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 410
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 370
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 420
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 140
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 24
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 10 - SFr 14
1st Class
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 21
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 9 - SFr 13
1st Class
SFr 15 - SFr 21
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 50
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 20 - SFr 29
1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 55
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 23 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 180
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 32 - SFr 38
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 31
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Utrecht to Tübingen
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Schedules at
deinbus.de
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Tübingen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Zurich
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Website
Eurolines FR

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Utrecht to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Utrecht to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Utrecht to Zürich is 786 km. It takes approximately 7h 4m to drive from Utrecht to Zürich.

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KLM, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 610+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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