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Train via Basel  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Oberhausen Hbf Ice

€127 - €196

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Bus  •  11h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Duisburg central train station N11

€35 - €86

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Train  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Duisburg Hbf Ec

€181 - €361

Train, bus  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe Central Bus Station to Essen Central Bus Station Varna - Dortmund / ...

€122 - €203

Drive  •  5h 33m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Oberhausen 634.9 km

€70 - €110

Fly Zurich to Dusseldorf  •  4h 12m

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

€54 - €196

Train, train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
  2. Take the train from Singen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
  3. Fly from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FDH - DUS

€158 - €399

Fly Zurich to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) ZRH - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf

€67 - €280

Fly Zurich to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA) ZRH - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Oberhausen Hbf

€103 - €203

Zürich to Oberhausen by train

The train journey time between Zürich and Oberhausen is around 5h 58m and covers a distance of around 651 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 58m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Zürich to Oberhausen train service departs from Zuerich Hb and arrives in Oberhausen Hbf. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 58m
Fastest train time:
5h 58m
Train distance:
651 km
Trains per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€119
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
13:59
Last train departs at:
13:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zürich to Oberhausen train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Oberhausen is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Oberhausen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Oberhausen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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The cost-effective way to get from Zürich to Oberhausen is to bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 95 and takes 11h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Oberhausen is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 220 and takes 4h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Oberhausen. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Oberhausen Hbf via Basel Bad Bf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 47m.

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The distance between Zürich and Oberhausen is 473 km. The road distance is 634.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Oberhausen without a car is to train via Basel which takes 6h 47m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 210.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m to get from Zürich to Oberhausen, including transfers.

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Zürich to Oberhausen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Oberhausen is to train via Basel which takes 6h 47m and costs SFr 130 - SFr 210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 95 and takes 11h 59m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 220 and takes 4h 12m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Oberhausen.
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  • Distance: 473.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 47m

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Oberhausen via Basel Bad Bf in around 6h 47m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich Bus Station to Duisburg central train station once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 11h 45m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Flights from Zurich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €350
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €390
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €390
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €310
Flights from Zurich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €350
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€95 - €420
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€180 - €320
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€80 - €150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Singen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Bus operators
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Karlsruhe Central Bus Station to Essen Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Karat-S
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Oberhausen is 635 km. It takes approximately 5h 33m to drive from Zürich to Oberhausen.

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Eurowings, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 228+ hotels available in Oberhausen. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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