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There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Pilsen by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Nobless Line  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Pilsen 000259 / ...

$30 - $85

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Train  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to München Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from München Hauptbahnhof to Plzen

$100 - $166

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Regensburg, Regensburg central station 283
  2. Take the bus from Regensburg to Plzeň

$38 - $61

Drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Pilsen 377.6 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Zurich to Prague, bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Prague (PRG) ZRH - PRG
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Zličín to Plzeň, Plzeň

$81 - $259

Fly Zurich to Munich, train  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  2. Take the train from Freising to Plzen hl.n.

$141 - $384

Fly Zurich to Nuremberg, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nuremberg (NUE) ZRH - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Schwandorf
  3. Take the train from Schwandorf to Plzen hl.n.

$123 - $342

Train to Basel, fly to Prague, bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Prague (PRG) BSL - PRG
  3. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Zličín to Plzeň, Plzeň

$96 - $324

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Pilsen is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 85 and takes 7 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Pilsen is to drive which costs SFr 75 - SFr 120 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Pilsen. Services depart three times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Pilsen. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Plzen via München Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Pilsen is 443 km. The road distance is 604.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Pilsen without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 12 min and costs SFr 30 - SFr 85.

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The bus from Zurich to Pilsen takes 7 h 12 min including transfers and departs three times a week.

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Zürich to Pilsen bus services, operated by Nobless Line, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Pilsen 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 Pilsen is to bus which takes 7 h 12 min and costs SFr 30 - SFr 85. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 100 - SFr 170 and takes 9 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Pilsen.
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  • Distance: 276.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 12 min

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

Nobless Line operates a bus from Zürich to Pilsen once daily. Tickets cost $83 and the journey takes 7 h 12 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Pilsen via München Hbf and München Hauptbahnhof in around 9 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Basel to Prague via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Basel to Prague via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Basel to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Zurich to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Prague
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $480
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Czech Railways (ČD)
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 Freising to Plzen hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Schwandorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Schwandorf to Plzen hl.n.
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Bus operators
Nobless Line
Website
noblessline.cz
Bus from Zurich to Pilsen
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
noblessline.cz
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Zürich - Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Plzen
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Pilsen, CAN
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Zurich Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Plzeň
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
elines.cz
Bus from Regensburg to Plzeň
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
elines.cz
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Regensburg, Regensburg central station
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague, Prague Zličín to Plzeň, Plzeň
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Prague Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Zürich to Pilsen bus services, operated by Nobless Line, arrive at Pilsen station.

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Zürich to Pilsen train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Plzen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Pilsen is 604 km. It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to drive from Zürich to Pilsen.

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Sichuan Airlines, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Prague Airport.

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There are 126+ hotels available in Pilsen. Prices start at $36 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 SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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