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There are 4 ways to get from Zürich to Überlingen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 41m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel) Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Singen to Überlingen Ire / ...

30€ - 52€

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Bus  •  2h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Meersburg 006

7€ - 9€

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Train via Schaffhausen  •  1h 59m

  1. Take the train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Schaffhausen S12 / ...
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Überlingen Ire / ...

30€ - 51€

Drive  •  1h 10m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Überlingen 104 km

11€ - 17€

Zürich to Überlingen by train

The train journey time between Zürich and Überlingen is around 1h 44m and covers a distance of around 102 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 44m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), DB ZugBus RAB GmbH and Deutsche Bahn Regional, the Zürich to Überlingen train service departs from Zuerich Hb and arrives in Überlingen. Typically 55 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Zürich to Überlingen train schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Überlingen is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Überlingen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Überlingen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Germany.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Überlingen is to bus which costs SFr 7 - SFr 10 and takes 2h 41m.

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The fastest way to get from Zürich to Überlingen is to drive. Taking this option will cost SFr 12 - SFr 18 and takes 1h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich station to Überlingen. However, there are services departing from Zurich Bus Station and arriving at Schulzentrum St-Johann-Str via Meersburg Kirche. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Überlingen. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Überlingen via Singen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 41m.

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The distance between Zürich and Überlingen is 65 km. The road distance is 104 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Überlingen without a car is to train which takes 1h 41m and costs SFr 30 - SFr 60.

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It takes approximately 1h 41m to get from Zürich to Überlingen, including transfers.

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Zürich to Überlingen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich Bus Station.

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Zürich to Überlingen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Überlingen is to train which takes 1h 41m and costs SFr 30 - SFr 60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 7 - SFr 10 and takes 2h 41m.

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  • Distance: 64.7 km
  • Duration: 1h 41m

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Überlingen via Singen in around 1h 41m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich Bus Station to Meersburg twice daily. Tickets cost 7€ - 9€ and the journey takes 1h 55m.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
20€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Singen to Überlingen
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Train from Schaffhausen to Überlingen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Ueberlingen
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Schaffhausen to Ueberlingen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Meersburg
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Zürich to Überlingen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Meersburg station.

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Zürich to Überlingen train services, operated by DB ZugBus RAB GmbH, arrive at Überlingen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Überlingen is 104 km. It takes approximately 1h 10m to drive from Zürich to Überlingen.

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