There are 10 ways to get from Zürich to Germany by plane, subway, train, bus, night train 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 Stuttgart  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR) ZRH - STR

$53 - $220

Cheapest option

Fly to Dusseldorf  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) ZRH - DUS

$44 - $162

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Fly to Munich, subway  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  2. Take the subway from München Nordfriedhof to München Marienplatz

$102 - $336

Fly to Frankfurt  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA) ZRH - FRA

$102 - $299

Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ZRH - CGN

$54 - $209

Train  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Berlin Hbf Ice

$205 - $324

Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Berlin, Berlin TXL, E N06

$58 - $95

Bus Eurolines FR  •  15 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Berlin

$128 - $216

Night train  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Berlin Hbf Nj

$213 - $320

Drive  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Berlin 530.8 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Germany is to fly which costs SFr 40 - SFr 160 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Germany is to fly which costs SFr 50 - SFr 220 and takes 2 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Germany. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Berlin, Memhardstr. via Berlin, Flughafen Tegel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Germany. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf via Basel SBB and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 21 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Germany is 435 km. The road distance is 849.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Germany without a car is to train which takes 9 h 21 min and costs SFr 190 - SFr 320.

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It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to get from Zürich to Germany, including transfers.

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Zürich to Germany bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Germany 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 Germany is to fly which takes 2 h 26 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 190 - SFr 320 and takes 9 h 21 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 95 and takes 14 h 11 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Zürich to Germany bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin, Berlin TXL, E station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Germany.
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  • Distance: 271.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Germany?

Swiss flies from Zürich to Stuttgart 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Berlin via Basel SBB, Berlin Hbf, and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 9 h 21 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Train operators
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Nordfriedhof to München Marienplatz
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mvv-muenchen.de
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 Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Zürich HB to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 h 54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $320
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
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Berlin, Berlin TXL, E
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Berlin
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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