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

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Train  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Brienz 470

$49 - $76

Cheapest option

Bus, line 470 train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne Ouibus
  2. Take the line 470 train from Luzern to Brünig-Hasliberg 470

$26 - $36

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Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Brienz 66.6 miles

$13 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Brienz is to drive which costs SFr 13 - SFr 20 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Brienz is to drive which costs SFr 13 - SFr 20 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Brienz. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Brienz via Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Brienz is 78 km. The road distance is 106.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Brienz without a car is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 80.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Zürich to Brienz, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Brienz train services, operated by Zentralbahn, arrive at Brienz station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Brienz is 107 km. It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to drive from Zürich to Brienz.

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The nearest airport to Brienz is Berne (BRN) Airport which is 44 km away. Other nearby airports include Zurich (ZRH) (87.1 km), Basel (BSL) (101.1 km), Milan Malpensa (MXP) (136.1 km) and Geneva (GVA) (158.4 km).

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Brienz.
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  • Distance: 49.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Brienz, Canton of Bern, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Zürich to Brienz via Luzern in around 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Brienz
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Brünig-Hasliberg
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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