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

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Fly  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Gothenburg (GOT) ZRH - GOT

$88 - $278

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Bus FlixBus  •  25 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Hamburg 024 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port to Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal 173

$82 - $145

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Train  •  17 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec
  3. Take the train from København H to Göteborg Centralstation

$288 - $437

Train, car ferry  •  24 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Kiel Hbf Ice
  2. Take the car ferry from Kiel to Gothenburg

$273 - $381

Bus Sindbad  •  31 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Świebodzin
  2. Take the bus from Świebodzin to Göteborg

$109 - $146

Drive, train  •  16 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  4. Drive from Hamburg Hbf to Gothenburg

$287 - $441

Drive  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Gothenburg 1045.5 miles

$230 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Gothenburg is to bus which costs SFr 100 - SFr 150 and takes 31 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Gothenburg is to fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 280 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Gothenburg. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal via Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Gothenburg station. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Göteborg Centralstation via Hamburg Hbf and København H. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 59 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Gothenburg is 1172 km. The road distance is 1672.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Gothenburg without a car is to train which takes 17 h 59 min and costs SFr 280 - SFr 440.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Zürich to Gothenburg, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Gothenburg 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 Gothenburg is to fly which takes 4 h 41 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 280 - SFr 440 and takes 17 h 59 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 80 - SFr 150 and takes 25 h 5 min.

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  • Distance: 732.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Gothenburg, Sweden?

Swiss, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Zürich to Gothenburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Gothenburg via Hamburg Hbf and København H in around 17 h 59 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Gothenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Gothenburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Gothenburg via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Gothenburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Gothenburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Gothenburg via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Gothenburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
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 Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $310
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $330
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
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 Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Öresundståg
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from København H to Göteborg Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
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 Hamburg
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port to Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Świebodzin
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
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eurolines.ch
Sindbad
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Kiel to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$59
Small Car
$59

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Gothenburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Zürich to Gothenburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Göteborg Nils Ericsonterminal station.

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Zürich to Gothenburg train services, operated by Öresundståg, arrive at Göteborg Centralstation.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Gothenburg is 1673 km. It takes approximately 15 h 33 min to drive from Zürich to Gothenburg.

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Air France, Swiss, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Gothenburg Airport.

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There are 178+ hotels available in Gothenburg. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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

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