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There are 3 ways to get from Zürich to Black Forest by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel) Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Singen to St Georgen 20-Y / ...

113€ - 194€

2 alternative options

Bus, line 2 bus, line 61 bus, line 263 bus  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Villingen-Schwenningen N42
  2. Take the line 2 bus from Schwenningen Busbahnhof to Villingen Benediktinerring 2
  3. Take the line 61 bus from Villingen Benediktinerring to Vöhrenbach Busbahnhof 61
  4. Take the line 263 bus from Vöhrenbach Busbahnhof to Urach Rössle 263

Drive  •  1h 34m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Black Forest 112.3 km

13€ - 19€

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Black Forest is to drive which costs SFr 14 - SFr 21 and takes 1h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Black Forest is to drive which costs SFr 14 - SFr 21 and takes 1h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Black Forest. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Urach Rössle via Schwenningen Busbahnhof, Villingen Benediktinerring and Vöhrenbach Busbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 33m.

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The distance between Zürich and Black Forest is 74 km. The road distance is 112.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Black Forest without a car is to train which takes 2h 38m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 210.

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It takes approximately 2h 38m to get from Zürich to Black Forest, including transfers.

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Zürich to Black Forest bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Black Forest is to train which takes 2h 38m and costs SFr 120 - SFr 210. Alternatively, you can bus and line 2 bus and line 61 bus and line 263 bus, which costs and takes 4h 33m.

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Zürich to Black Forest bus services, operated by Sonstige, arrive at Urach Rössle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Black Forest is 112 km. It takes approximately 1h 34m to drive from Zürich to Black Forest.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Black Forest.
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  • Distance: 73.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 38m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany?

You can take a train from Zürich to Black Forest via Singen(Hohentwiel), Singen, and St Georgen in around 2h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Black Forest via Villingen-Schwenningen, Schwenningen Busbahnhof, Villingen Benediktinerring, and Vöhrenbach Busbahnhof in around 4h 33m.

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
25€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Singen to St Georgen
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to St Georgen(Schwarzw)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to St Georgen(Schwarzw)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
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 to Villingen-Schwenningen
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Sonstige
Website
suedbadenbus.de
Bus from Schwenningen Busbahnhof to Villingen Benediktinerring
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
suedbadenbus.de
Bus from Villingen Benediktinerring to Vöhrenbach Busbahnhof
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
suedbadenbus.de
Bus from Vöhrenbach Busbahnhof to Urach Rössle
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
suedbadenbus.de

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