There are 4 ways to get from Zürich to Colmar by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Colmar

$46 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Colmar N831 / ...

$8 - $14

2 alternative options

Line 12 train, train  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the line 12 train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Brugg AG 12
  2. Take the train from Brugg AG to Basel SBB 36 / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Colmar

$46 - $81

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Colmar 93.9 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Colmar is to bus which costs SFr 8 - SFr 14 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Colmar is to drive which costs SFr 19 - SFr 29 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Colmar. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Colmar. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Colmar via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 1 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Colmar is 119 km. The road distance is 150.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Colmar without a car is to train which takes 2 h 1 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 80.

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It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to get from Zürich to Colmar, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Colmar 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 Colmar is to train which takes 2 h 1 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 8 - SFr 14 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Colmar.
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  • Distance: 74.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 1 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Colmar, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to Colmar via Basel SBB in around 2 h 1 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Colmar 3 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Colmar
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Brugg AG
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brugg AG to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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 Colmar
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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