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

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Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Ostrava hl.n. Ec

$141 - $228

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Train EuroNight  •  17 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Praha hl.n. En
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Ostrava-Stodolni Ic

$14 - $21

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Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station X06 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Ostrava, Ostrava hl.n. N899

$51 - $105

Bus Tour Bus  •  16 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich - Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Brno 000259
  2. Take the bus from Brno to Ostrava 000002 / ...

$78 - $139

Drive  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Ostrava 666.9 miles

$130 - $210

Fly Zurich to Krakow, night bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Krakow (KRK) ZRH - KRK
  2. Take the night bus from Kraków, Kraków Airport to Ostrava, Ostrava hl.n.

$102 - $305

Fly Zurich to Prague, train  •  7 h 47 min

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

$84 - $274

Fly Zurich to Ostrava  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Ostrava (OSR) ZRH - OSR

$145 - $623

Train to Basel, fly to Krakow, night bus  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Krakow (KRK) BSL - KRK
  3. Take the night bus from Kraków, Kraków Airport to Ostrava, Ostrava hl.n.

$91 - $350

Fly Zurich to Vienna, train  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Vienna (VIE) ZRH - VIE
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Ostrava hl.n.

$83 - $293

Fly Zurich to Wroclaw, train  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Wroclaw (WRO) ZRH - WRO
  2. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Katowice
  3. Take the train from Katowice to Ostrava hl.n.

$110 - $409

Train to Altenrhein, fly to Vienna, train  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen
  2. Fly from Altenrhein (ACH) to Vienna (VIE) ACH - VIE
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Ostrava hl.n.

$209 - $1,119

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Ostrava is to train which costs SFr 13 - SFr 21 and takes 17 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Ostrava is to fly and night bus which costs SFr 95 - SFr 300 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Ostrava. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Ostrava, Ostrava hl.n. via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Ostrava. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Ostrava hl.n. via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 39 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Ostrava is 766 km. The road distance is 1067 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Ostrava without a car is to train which takes 11 h 39 min and costs SFr 130 - SFr 220.

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It takes approximately 11 h 39 min to get from Zürich to Ostrava, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Ostrava 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 Ostrava is to train which takes 11 h 39 min and costs SFr 130 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 100 and takes 15 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 130 - SFr 600 and takes 8 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Ostrava.
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  • Distance: 478.6 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 39 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Ostrava, Czech Republic?

You can take a train from Zürich to Ostrava via Wien Hbf in around 11 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Ostrava via Munich, Munich central bus station in around 15 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
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
Flights from Basel to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Basel to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
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 Wroclaw via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Zurich to Wroclaw via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,300
Flights from Zurich to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Basel to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Zurich to Ostrava via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Ostrava via Milan Malpensa, Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Ostrava via Budapest, Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Ostrava via Munich, Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Ostrava via Vienna, Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Ostrava via Paris CDG, Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Zurich to Ostrava via Frankfurt, Prague
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Ostrava via Dusseldorf, Prague
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zurich to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,300
Flights from Zurich to Krakow via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Wroclaw via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Altenrhein to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $600
Flights from Basel to Krakow via Venice
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $600
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)

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 Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $210
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 Zürich HB to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Ostrava hl.n.
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
13 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Ostrava-Stodolni
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Ostrava hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
cd.cz
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Praha hl. n. to Ostrava hl. n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $40
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$8 - $10
Business
$18 - $20
Premium
$29 - $40
Train from Katowice to Ostrava
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $9
Premium
$12 - $15
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Prague, Prague Main station to Ostrava, Ostrava hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Katowice to Ostrava hl.n.
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.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 Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Ostrava, Ostrava hl.n.
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Kraków, Kraków Airport to Ostrava, Ostrava hl.n.
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - $200
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Munich, ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Zürich - Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Brno
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Bus from Brno to Ostrava
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tourbus.cz

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Zürich to Ostrava bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Ostrava, Ostrava hl.n. station.

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Zürich to Ostrava train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Ostrava hl.n. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Ostrava is 1067 km. It takes approximately 9 h 38 min to drive from Zürich to Ostrava.

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Swiss, Austrian Airlines, LOT and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Krakow Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Ostrava bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 259+ hotels available in Ostrava. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 19.

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