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

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Train  •  2h 31m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Colmar Ter

57€ - 103€

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Bus  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Colmar 108 / ...

10€ - 13€

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 37m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Colmar 149.8 km

17€ - 25€

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Colmar is to bus which costs SFr 11 - SFr 14 and takes 2h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Colmar is to drive which costs SFr 18 - SFr 27 and takes 1h 37m.

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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 2h 55m.

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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 2h 31m.

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The distance between Zürich and Colmar is 120 km. The road distance is 149.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Colmar without a car is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 120.

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It takes approximately 2h 31m 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 2h 31m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 11 - SFr 14 and takes 2h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Colmar.
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  • Distance: 119.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 31m

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Colmar via Basel SBB and Basel Sbb in around 2h 31m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich to Colmar 3 times a day. Tickets cost 10€ - 13€ and the journey takes 2h 55m.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Colmar
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Zürich to Colmar train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Colmar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Colmar is 150 km. It takes approximately 1h 37m to drive from Zürich to Colmar.

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Book your Zürich to Colmar bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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