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There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Porto by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Zurich  •  5h 26m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Porto (OPO) ZRH - OPO

54€ - 200€

8 alternative options

Train to Basel, fly  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Porto (OPO) BSL - OPO

89€ - 480€

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  8h 19m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Porto (OPO) STR - OPO

113€ - 280€

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Porto (OPO) GVA - OPO

122€ - 355€

Train, bus via Bordeaux  •  21h 39m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bordeaux St Jean Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Porto

227€ - 301€

Train, bus  •  27h 50m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bern, Neufeld to Porto Campo 24 de Agosto 251

114€ - 180€

Train  •  29h 41m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  4. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Vigo Guixar Alv
  5. Take the train from Vigo Guixar to Porto - Campanha Ic

268€ - 412€

Bus  •  31h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto

85€ - 120€

Drive  •  18h 39m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Porto 1944.3 km

230€ - 350€

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Yes, entry into Portugal is currently allowed from Switzerland.

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

The social distance requirement in Porto is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Porto is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 220 and takes 5h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Porto is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 220 and takes 5h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zürich and arriving at Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 31h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Porto. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Porto - Campanha via Geneve, Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona-Sants and Vigo Guixar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 41m.

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The distance between Zürich and Porto is 1527 km. The road distance is 1944.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Porto without a car is to train and bus via Bordeaux which takes 21h 39m and costs SFr 240 - SFr 330.

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It takes approximately 5h 26m to get from Zürich to Porto, including transfers.

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Zürich to Porto bus services, operated by Iberocoach, depart from Zürich station.

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Zürich to Porto 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 Porto is to fly which takes 5h 26m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 280 - SFr 450 and takes 29h 41m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 95 - SFr 130 and takes 31h 45m.

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  • Distance: 1527 km
  • Duration: 5h 26m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Porto, Portugal?

Swiss, TAP Portugal and seven other airlines fly from Zürich to Porto hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Porto via Geneve, Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona-Sants, and Vigo Guixar in around 29h 41m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 270€
Flights from Zurich to Porto via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 270€
Flights from Basel to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Basel to Porto via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Basel to Porto via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Stuttgart to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Stuttgart to Porto via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Geneva to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zurich to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 500€
Flights from Zurich to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Stuttgart to Porto via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 550€
Flights from Stuttgart to Porto via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 550€
Flights from Geneva to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 410€
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 420€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 500€
Flights from Zurich to Porto via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 490€
Flights from Stuttgart to Porto via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Geneva to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 390€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Porto via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Basel to Porto via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 330€
Flights from Basel to Porto via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 550€
Flights from Stuttgart to Porto via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 550€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 270€
Flights from Stuttgart to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 850€
Flights from Stuttgart to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 900€
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 270€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Porto via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 460€
Flights from Stuttgart to Porto via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
220€ - 550€
Flights from Stuttgart to Porto via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 550€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Porto via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 550€
Flights from Stuttgart to Porto via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 450€
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 440€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 270€
Flights from Stuttgart to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 900€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 280€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Train from Zuerich Hb to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
95€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 130€
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
85€ - 100€
1st Class
95€ - 110€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Renfe SNCF
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
13h 36m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 95€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Guixar to Porto - Campanha
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Transportes Barquense
Phone
(+351) 258 454 303
Email
info@barquense.com
Website
barquense.viageos.com
Bus from Bordeaux to Porto
Ave. Duration
13h 38m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Schedules at
barquense.viageos.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bern, Neufeld to Porto Campo 24 de Agosto
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Eurolines FR
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Zürich to Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto
Ave. Duration
31h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
iberocoach.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Porto
Ave. Duration
31h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
90€ - 140€
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Zürich to Porto bus services, operated by Iberocoach, arrive at Porto — Campo 24 de Agosto station.

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Porto is 1h behind Zürich. It is currently 3:46 AM in Zürich and 2:46 AM in Porto.

Zürich to Porto train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Porto - Campanha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Porto is 1944 km. It takes approximately 18h 39m to drive from Zürich to Porto.

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Air Europa, Iberia, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Porto Airport.

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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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