There are 10 ways to get from Zürich to Lapland by plane, taxi, train, bus, night bus, ferry 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 Rovaniemi  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Rovaniemi (RVN) ZRH - RVN

$214 - $1,527

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Fly to Lulea, taxi  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lulea (LLA) ZRH - LLA
  2. Take the taxi from Luleå Airport to Haparanda/Tornio RC

$165 - $300

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Fly to Kemi  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Kemi (KEM) ZRH - KEM

$223 - $822

Fly to Ivalo  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Ivalo (IVL) ZRH - IVL

$296 - $1,054

Fly to Kittila  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Kittila (KTT) ZRH - KTT

$204 - $976

Fly to Oulu, train  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Oulu (OUL) ZRH - OUL
  2. Take the train from Oulu to Kemi

$203 - $738

Bus, night bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Hanover N24 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hanover to Stockholm 073
  3. Take the night bus from Stockholm Cityterminalen to Haparanda/Tornio RC
  4. Take the bus from Tornio-Haaparanta Matkakeskus to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema

$209 - $321

Train, bus, ferry  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Rīga
  3. Take the bus from Rīga to Tallinn 920
  4. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
  5. Take the train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi 273 / ...

$262 - $417

Drive, train  •  33 h 39 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 Rovaniemi

$487 - $741

Drive  •  32 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Rovaniemi 1969.8 miles

$440 - $650

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Lapland. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Rovaniemi linja-autoasema via Hanover, Stockholm Cityterminalen and Tornio-Haaparanta Matkakeskus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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The distance between Zürich and Lapland is 2485 km. The road distance is 3151.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Lapland without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 2 days 0 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Zürich to Lapland, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Rovaniemi Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Zürich to Lapland bus services, operated by Ketosen Liikenne, arrive at Rovaniemi linja-autoasema station.

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Lapland is 1 h ahead of Zürich. It is currently 5:08 AM in Zürich and 6:08 AM in Lapland.

Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Lapland is 3152 km. It takes approximately 32 h 5 min to drive from Zürich to Lapland.

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Air France and Finnair offer flights from Zurich Airport to Rovaniemi Airport.

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  • Distance: 1553 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 2 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Lapland, Finland?

Finnair and Air France fly from Zürich to Rovaniemi 3 times a day.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Zurich to Rovaniemi via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Zurich to Kemi via Helsinki, Kokkola/Pietarsaari
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Kemi via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Kemi via Vienna, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Kemi via Brussels, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Kemi via Berlin Tegel, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Kemi via Hamburg, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Kemi via Dusseldorf, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Kemi via Amsterdam, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Ivalo via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Kittila
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Kittila via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Oulu via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Lulea via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Lulea via Oslo, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Lulea via Copenhagen, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Lulea via Copenhagen, Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Oulu via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Oulu via Oslo, Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Rovaniemi via Paris CDG, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Zurich to Kemi via Amsterdam, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Oulu via Paris CDG, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lulea via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Flights from Zurich to Kittila via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Ivalo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Zurich to Kittila via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Helvetic Airways
Website
helvetic.com
Flights from Zurich to Kittila
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Oulu via London Heathrow, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Website
vr.fi
Train from Oulu to Kemi
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
Ave. Duration
11 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
www.vr.fi
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hanover to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Tapanis Buss
Phone
0922-129 55
Email
info@tapanis.se
Website
tapanis.se
Night bus from Stockholm Cityterminalen to Haparanda/Tornio RC
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
Tapanis Buss
Ketosen Liikenne
Website
ketosenliikenne.fi
Bus from Tornio-Haaparanta Matkakeskus to Rovaniemi linja-autoasema
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $29
Schedules at
ketosenliikenne.fi
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Freiburg to Rīga
Ave. Duration
35 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Riga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Ferry operators
Eckeroline
Ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
eckeroline.fi
Other operators
Länstrafiken
Website
lanstrafiken.se
Taxi from Luleå Airport to Haparanda/Tornio RC
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
lanstrafiken.se

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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 .

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