There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Brixen by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 57 min

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

$65 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Bozen 409

$31 - $99

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 26 min

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

$37 - $52

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Brixen 232.7 miles

$55 - $85

Fly, bus  •  6 h 23 min

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

$143 - $410

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Brixen is to bus and train which costs SFr 35 - SFr 50 and takes 7 h 26 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Brixen is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 4 h 2 min.

More details

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 6 h 52 min.

More details

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 5 h 57 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

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

More details

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

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Zürich to Brixen is to train which takes 5 h 57 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 29 - SFr 100 and takes 6 h 52 min.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Zürich to Brixen.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 153.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 57 min

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

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

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
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
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
5 h 15 min
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
5 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Book at
eurolines.ch

Want to know more about travelling around Italy

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

Search flights

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

More details

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

More details

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

Get driving directions

Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport.

Search flights

There are 1578+ hotels available in Brixen. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 19.

More details