There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Gdańsk by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Gdansk  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Gdansk (GDN) ZRH - GDN

$87 - $346

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Fly to Bydgoszcz, train  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Bydgoszcz (BZG) ZRH - BZG
  2. Take the train from Bydgoszcz Glowna to Gdansk Glowny

$150 - $631

Train via Berlin Ostbahnhof  •  17 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Berlin Ostbahnhof Ice
  3. Take the train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Poznan Gl. D
  4. Take the train from Poznan Gl. to Gdansk Glowny Ic

$244 - $390

Train  •  19 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Singen 4 / ...
  2. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Karlsruhe Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Poznan Gl. En
  4. Take the train from Poznan Gl. to Gdansk Glowny Ic

$183 - $263

Bus  •  22 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Torun
  2. Take the bus from Torun Dworzec Miasto Plac 18 Stycznia to Gdańsk Dworzec PKS Leo Express

$94 - $128

Train, bus  •  24 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Rapperswil to St. Gallen 1-Y / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sankt Gallen to Tczew

Drive  •  13 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Gdańsk 862.5 miles

$180 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Gdańsk is to bus which costs SFr 90 - SFr 130 and takes 22 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Gdańsk is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 340 and takes 6 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Gdańsk. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Gdansk Glowny via Basel SBB, Berlin Ostbahnhof and Poznan Gl.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 2 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Gdańsk is 1049 km. The road distance is 1380 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Gdańsk without a car is to train which takes 17 h 2 min and costs SFr 230 - SFr 380.

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Zürich to Gdańsk, including transfers.

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Zürich to Gdańsk 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 Gdańsk is to fly which takes 6 h 32 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 340. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 230 - SFr 380 and takes 17 h 2 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 130 and takes 22 h 57 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Gdańsk.
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  • Distance: 655.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Gdańsk, Poland?

Lufthansa, LOT and three other airlines fly from Zürich to Gdańsk hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Gdańsk via Basel SBB, Berlin Ostbahnhof, and Poznan Gl. in around 17 h 2 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Gdansk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Gdansk via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Bydgoszcz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Bydgoszcz via Berlin Tegel, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Gdansk via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $370
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zurich to Gdansk via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Gdansk via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Bydgoszcz Glowna to Gdansk Glowny
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Poznan Gl. to Gdansk Glowny
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$14 - $21
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 Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Singen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
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
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Poznan Gl.
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Poznan Gl.
Ave. Duration
9 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Rapperswil to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Torun
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Book at
eurolines.ch
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Torun Dworzec Miasto Plac 18 Stycznia to Gdańsk Dworzec PKS
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$7 - $10
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