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There are 10 ways to get from Zürich to Germany by plane, subway, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Stuttgart  •  2h 29m

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

$63 - $225

Cheapest option

Fly to Dusseldorf  •  3h 58m

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

$54 - $171

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Fly to Munich, subway  •  2h 49m

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

$97 - $322

Fly to Frankfurt  •  3h 45m

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

$110 - $298

Fly to Cologne Bonn  •  3h 45m

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

$62 - $207

Train  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Hannover Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$222 - $338

Bus FlixBus  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB 2-Y / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 034 / ...

$164 - $248

Bus Eurolines FR  •  15h 22m

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

$128 - $205

Night train  •  12h 15m

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

$209 - $313

Drive  •  7h 43m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Berlin 530.8 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Germany is to fly which costs SFr 50 - SFr 180 and takes 3h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Germany is to fly which costs SFr 60 - SFr 230 and takes 2h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Germany. However, there are services departing from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB and arriving at Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. via Munich, Munich central bus station, Berlin, Masurenallee/ZOB and S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 55m.

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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 Hannover Hbf and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 26m.

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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 8h 26m and costs SFr 220 - SFr 340.

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It takes approximately 2h 29m to get from Zürich to Germany, including transfers.

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Zürich to Germany bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB 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 2h 29m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 220 - SFr 340 and takes 8h 26m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 160 - SFr 250 and takes 12h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Germany.
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  • Distance: 271.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 29m

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 Hannover Hbf, Berlin Hbf (tief), and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 8h 26m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Train operators
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Nordfriedhof to München Marienplatz
Ave. Duration
9m
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 Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Zürich HB to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
11h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $310
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Hannover Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Berlin
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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

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

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Zürich to Germany train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Germany is 849 km. It takes approximately 7h 43m to drive from Zürich to Germany.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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There are 238+ hotels available in Germany. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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