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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 8 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

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 8 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Schedules at
Train from Luzern to Engelberg
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedule at

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Engelberg is 62 km. The road distance is 88 km.

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

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

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 8 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to get from Zürich to Engelberg, including transfers.