There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Passau by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to München Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Passau Hbf Re

$129 - $213

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Bus  •  7 h 45 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 Passau 383 / ...

$29 - $48

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Night bus, train  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the night bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Munich, ZOB RegioJet
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Passau Hbf Re

$52 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Passau 311.8 miles

$65 - $95

Fly Zurich to Munich, train  •  4 h 50 min

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

$131 - $374

Fly Zurich to Nuremberg, train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nuremberg (NUE) ZRH - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof to Passau Hauptbahnhof

$123 - $342

Train to Basel, fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Munich (MUC) BSL - MUC
  3. Take the train from Freising to Passau Hbf

$132 - $359

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Passau. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Passau via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Passau. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Passau Hbf via München Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 22 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Passau is 387 km. The road distance is 498.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Passau without a car is to train which takes 7 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 22 min to get from Zürich to Passau, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Passau 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 Passau is to train which takes 7 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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  • Distance: 241.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 22 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Passau via München Hbf in around 7 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Passau via Munich, Munich central bus station in around 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
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 München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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 München Hbf to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Freising to Passau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof to Passau Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
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
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Passau
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
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 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Night bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Munich, ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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Zürich to Passau train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Passau Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Passau is 499 km. It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to drive from Zürich to Passau.

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FlexFlight ApS, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport.

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

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There are 263+ hotels available in Passau. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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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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