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There are 4 ways to get from Zürich to Arlesheim by train, tram, 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.

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Train, line 10 tram

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the line 10 tram from Basel, Bahnhof SBB to Arlesheim, Dorf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Basel SBB

2 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Olten
  2. Take the train from Olten to Dornach-Arlesheim

Drive

  1. Drive from Zürich to Arlesheim

Zürich to Arlesheim by train and tram

The journey time between Zürich and Arlesheim is around 1h 31m and covers a distance of around 95 km. This includes an average layover time of around 9 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 18m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Sbb and others, the Zürich to Arlesheim service departs from Zuerich Hb and arrives in Arlesheim, Dorf. Typically 519 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 21m
Layover time:
9 min
Total time:
1h 31m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 18m
Journey distance:
95 km
Services per week:
519
Cheapest price:
SFr 30
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:08
Last service departs at:
23:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zürich to Arlesheim train and tram schedules

Departing Sunday, September 26, 2021

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Zürich to Arlesheim is to drive, which costs SFr 10 - SFr 16 and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Arlesheim is to drive which costs SFr 10 - SFr 16 and takes 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Arlesheim. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Arlesheim, Dorf via Basel, Bahnhof SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 19m.

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The distance between Zürich and Arlesheim is 71 km. The road distance is 86.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Arlesheim without a car is to train and line 10 tram which takes 1h 19m and costs SFr 29 - SFr 45.

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It takes approximately 1h 19m to get from Zürich to Arlesheim, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Arlesheim is to train which takes 1h 44m and costs SFr 35 - SFr 65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 18 - SFr 29 and takes 1h 55m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Arlesheim is 87 km. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Zürich to Arlesheim.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Arlesheim.
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  • Distance: 71.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 19m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Arlesheim, Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Zürich to Arlesheim via Olten in around 1h 44m. Alternatively, FlixBus-de operates a bus from Zurich Bus Station to Basel SBB 3 times a day, and the journey takes 1h 30m. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Olten
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Olten to Dornach-Arlesheim
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 24
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 38
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 32
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
BLT
Phone
+41 (0) 61 406 11 11
Email
info@blt.ch
Website
blt.ch
Tram from Basel, Bahnhof SBB to Arlesheim, Dorf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 4
Website
BLT
Schedules at
BLT
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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