There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Altdorf by train, taxi 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.

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Train  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Flüelen 46 / ...

$28 - $49

Cheapest option

Train, line 2 train  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the line 2 train from Arth-Goldau to Altdorf 2 / ...

$27 - $49

3 alternative options

Train, line 2 train via Zug  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Zug 5
  2. Take the line 2 train from Zug to Flüelen 2 / ...

$32 - $57

Taxi  •  57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Zürich to Altdorf 49.5 miles

$340 - $410

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Altdorf 49.5 miles

$10 - $15

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Altdorf. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Altdorf via Arth-Goldau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 39 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Altdorf is 54 km. The road distance is 79.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Altdorf without a car is to train which takes 1 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to get from Zürich to Altdorf, including transfers.

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Zürich to Altdorf train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Altdorf is 79 km. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Zürich to Altdorf.

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There are 369+ hotels available in Altdorf. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Altdorf.
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  • Distance: 34 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Altdorf, Uri, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Altdorf every 3 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route twice daily.

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 Zürich HB to Flüelen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to Altdorf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Zug
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zug to Flüelen
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Zuerich Hb to Flueelen
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Other operators
Taxi from Zürich to Altdorf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$340 - $410
Taxi 7x7
Phone
+41 44 777 77 77
Website
taxi7x7.ch
Taxi 444 AG
Phone
+41 44 444 44 44
Website
taxi444.ch
Taxi Frei AG
Phone
+41 44 363 22 66
Website
taxi-frei.ch

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