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

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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Train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Linz Hbf Rj

$100 - $170

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Linz 1921

$45 - $80

8 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB 2-Y
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Linz Hbf Rj

$178 - $258

Night train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Linz Hbf En / ...

$110 - $200

Drive  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Linz 355 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Linz  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Linz (LNZ) ZRH - LNZ

$148 - $628

Fly to Vienna, train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Vienna (VIE) ZRH - VIE
  2. Take the train from Flughafen Wien to Linz Hbf

$92 - $309

Fly to Munich, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Linz Hbf

$146 - $402

Fly to Graz, train  •  8 h

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Graz (GRZ) ZRH - GRZ
  2. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Linz Hbf

$142 - $414

Fly to Prague, train  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Prague (PRG) ZRH - PRG
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Linz Hbf

$94 - $292

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Linz is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 80 and takes 8 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Linz is to drive which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 5 h 38 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Linz is 441 km. The road distance is 568 km.

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The train from Zürich HB to Linz Hbf takes 6 h 34 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zürich and arriving at Linz. Services depart five times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Linz Hbf. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 34 min.

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What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Linz, Austria?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Linz twice daily. Tickets cost $100 - $170 and the journey takes 6 h 34 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zürich to Linz once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $80 and the journey takes 8 h 15 min. FlixBus also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Linz via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Linz via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Linz via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Graz via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Linz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Graz
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Graz via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Flughafen Wien to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Graz Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Linz
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Linz, Linz Industriezeile
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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