There are 12 ways to get from Zürich to Hanover by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Hannover Hbf Ice

$160 - $250

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Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Hanover N24 / ...

$40 - $75

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  7 h 40 min

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

$163 - $268

Bus Ouibus  •  12 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Frankfurt Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hanover ZOB

$61 - $87

Night train  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Hannover Hbf Nj 400

$70 - $95

Drive  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Hanover 470.6 miles

$95 - $150

Fly Zurich to Hannover  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Hannover (HAJ) ZRH - HAJ

$74 - $333

Fly Zurich to Bremen, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Bremen (BRE) ZRH - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf

$156 - $387

Fly Zurich to Hamburg, train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Hamburg (HAM) ZRH - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf

$83 - $270

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Hannover  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Hannover (HAJ) STR - HAJ

$101 - $260

Fly Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ZRH - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf

$114 - $297

Fly Zurich to Dusseldorf, train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) ZRH - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hannover Hbf

$104 - $246

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Hanover is to bus which costs SFr 60 - SFr 90 and takes 12 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Hanover is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 330 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Hanover. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Hannover Hbf. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h 2 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Hanover is 563 km. The road distance is 753 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Hanover without a car is to train which takes 7 h 2 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 250.

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The train from Zürich HB to Hannover Hbf takes 7 h 2 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Zürich to Hanover 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 Hanover is to train which takes 7 h 2 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 75 and takes 11 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 70 - SFr 330 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Hanover.
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  • Distance: 351.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 2 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Hanover, Germany?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Hanover twice daily. Tickets cost $160 - $250 and the journey takes 7 h 2 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Hanover 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 11 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Zurich to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Stuttgart to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Stuttgart to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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 Hannover
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
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 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Stuttgart to Hannover
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
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 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Bremen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $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 Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
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 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
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 Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Zürich HB to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
nightjet.com
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 Hanover
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hanover ZOB
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Hannover Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Zürich to Hanover bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Hanover station.

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Zürich to Hanover train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Hannover Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Hanover is 753 km. It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to drive from Zürich to Hanover.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Hannover Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Hanover bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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The nearest airport to Hanover is Hannover (HAJ) Airport which is 10.1 km away. Other nearby airports include Bremen (BRE) (99.1 km), Hamburg (HAM) (141.5 km) and Dortmund (DTM) (173.6 km).

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There are 910+ hotels available in Hanover. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 9 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 19.

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