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There are 2 ways to get from Zürich to Engelberg by train or car

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Train  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Engelberg 8-Y

$38 - $61

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Engelberg 55.2 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Engelberg is to drive which costs SFr 11 - SFr 17 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Engelberg is to drive which costs SFr 11 - SFr 17 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Engelberg. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Engelberg via Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Engelberg is 62 km. The road distance is 88.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Engelberg without a car is to train which takes 2 h 4 min and costs SFr 35 - SFr 65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to get from Zürich to Engelberg, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Engelberg train services, operated by Zentralbahn, arrive at Engelberg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Engelberg is 88 km. It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to drive from Zürich to Engelberg.

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There are 411+ hotels available in Engelberg. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 38.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 4 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Engelberg, Obwalden, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Zürich to Engelberg via Luzern in around 2 h 4 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
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Engelberg
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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