There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Emmen by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70

$24 - $44

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Bus  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Lucerne Ouibus

$5 - $7

3 alternative options

Train, line 1 train  •  2 h

  1. Take the train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Zug 5
  2. Take the line 1 train from Zug to Emmenbrücke Gersag 1

$29 - $50

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Zürich to Emmen 32.4 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Emmen 32.4 miles

$6 - $10

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Emmen. However, there are services departing from Zürich and arriving at Emmenbrücke, Sonnenplatz via Luzern, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Emmen. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Emmenbrücke Gersag via Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 1 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Emmen is 38 km. The road distance is 51.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Emmen without a car is to train which takes 1 h 1 min and costs .

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

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Zürich to Emmen bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Zürich station.

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Zürich to Emmen 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 Emmen is to train which takes 1 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 31 min.

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Zürich to Emmen bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Lucerne station.

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

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Emmen.
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  • Distance: 23.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 1 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Emmen hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $45 and the journey takes 45 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Zürich to Emmen once daily. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 1 h 10 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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Zug
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zug to Emmenbrücke Gersag
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zürich to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
Taxi from Zürich to Emmen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Taxi 7x7
Phone
+41 44 777 77 77
Website
taxi7x7.ch
Taxi 444 AG
Phone
+41 44 444 44 44
Website
taxi444.ch
Taxi Frei AG
Phone
+41 44 363 22 66
Website
taxi-frei.ch

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Emmen is 52 km. It takes approximately 37 min to drive from Zürich to Emmen.

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There are 352+ hotels available in Emmen. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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