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There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Brixen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bressanone/Brixen Rex / ...

$63 - $108

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Bus  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Bozen 409

$29 - $98

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Bus, train  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Innsbruck
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bressanone/Brixen Rex / ...

$37 - $50

Drive  •  4h 2m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Brixen 232.7 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Munich, bus  •  6h 21m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  2. Take the bus from Munich Airport to Bressanone

$151 - $409

Fly to Innsbruck, bus  •  7h 24m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Innsbruck (INN) ZRH - INN
  2. Take the bus from Innsbruck Airport to Bressanone

$136 - $539

Fly to Venice, train  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE) ZRH - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bressanone/Brixen

$88 - $365

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Brixen is to bus and train which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 7h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Brixen is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Brixen. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Bressanone - Autostazione via Bolzano - Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Brixen. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Bressanone/Brixen via Innsbruck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 57m.

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The distance between Zürich and Brixen is 246 km. The road distance is 372.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Brixen without a car is to train which takes 5h 57m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Zürich to Brixen, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Brixen 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 Brixen is to train which takes 5h 57m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 29 - SFr 100 and takes 6h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Brixen.
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  • Distance: 153.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 57m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Brixen, Italy?

You can take a train from Zürich to Brixen via Innsbruck Hbf in around 5h 57m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Brixen 4 times a week. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 5h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Innsbruck via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Innsbruck via Graz, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Innsbruck via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Innsbruck via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Innsbruck via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
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 Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bressanone/Brixen
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Trenitalia

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 Venezia Mestre to Bressanone/Brixen
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Bozen
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Book at
eurolines.ch
Alto Adige Bus
Phone
895 895 0831
Email
info@suedtirolbus.it
Website
altoadigebus.com
Bus from Munich Airport to Bressanone
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
altoadigebus.com
Bus from Innsbruck Airport to Bressanone
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
altoadigebus.com

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Zürich to Brixen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bozen station.

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Zürich to Brixen train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Bressanone/Brixen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Brixen is 372 km. It takes approximately 4h 2m to drive from Zürich to Brixen.

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FlexFlight ApS, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 1641+ hotels available in Brixen. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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