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

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

Fly to Zurich  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH

$112 - $303

Cheapest option

Bus via Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Wiesbaden to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB 227
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Zurich 107 / ...

$25 - $44

6 alternative options

Fly to Basel, train  •  3 h 57 min

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

$119 - $357

Train via Basel SBB  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Mainz Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 3 / ...

$108 - $210

Train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Mainz Hbf to Zürich HB Ec

$111 - $175

Train, bus  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Wiesbaden Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Zurich Ouibus

$34 - $48

Bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Wiesbaden to Zurich N207

$30 - $50

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Wiesbaden to Zürich 262.5 miles

$55 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Wiesbaden to Zürich is to train and bus which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wiesbaden to Zürich is to fly which costs 95€ - 260€ and takes 3 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wiesbaden and arriving at Zurich. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Wiesbaden to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Wiesbaden Hbf and arriving at Zürich HB via Mainz Hbf, Mannheim Hbf and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 33 min.

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The distance between Wiesbaden and Zürich is 303 km. The road distance is 420 km.

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The best way to get from Wiesbaden to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 5 h 33 min and costs 90€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to get from Wiesbaden to Zürich, including transfers.

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Wiesbaden to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Wiesbaden station.

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Wiesbaden to Zürich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Mainz Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Wiesbaden to Zürich is to fly which takes 3 h 2 min and costs 95€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 90€ - 180€ and takes 5 h 33 min, you could also bus, which costs 21€ - 40€ and takes 8 h.

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Map of how to get from Wiesbaden to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 189.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 2 min

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

Lufthansa and Swiss fly from Wiesbaden to Zürich hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Wiesbaden to Zürich via Mainz Hbf, Mannheim Hbf, and Basel SBB in around 5 h 33 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
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
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mainz Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mainz Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Wiesbaden Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
bahn.de
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Wiesbaden to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Wiesbaden to Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus

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