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

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Train  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...

$91 - $159

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Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Geneva Airport K388

$21 - $34

3 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Annemasse

$37 - $45

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to CERN 175.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA

$57 - $156

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to CERN is to bus which costs SFr 20 - SFr 35 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to CERN is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 150 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to CERN. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Meyrin, CERN via Genève, Aéroport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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The distance between Zürich and CERN is 228 km. The road distance is 281.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to CERN without a car is to train which takes 3 h 14 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Zürich to CERN, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to CERN is to train which takes 3 h 14 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 45 and takes 6 h 3 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 150 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Zürich to CERN bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to CERN is 281 km. It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to drive from Zürich to CERN.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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  • Distance: 142.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and CERN, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to CERN hourly. Tickets cost $85 - $160 and the journey takes 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zürich to CERN 3 times a week. Tickets cost $29 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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 Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $35
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eurolines.ch
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Geneva Airport
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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