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There are 4 ways to get from Zürich to Rorschach by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen 5 / ...

$36 - $79

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to St. Gallen K388 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St. Gallen, Bahnhof to Rorschach, Hauptbahnhof Süd 242

$22 - $36

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen 5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St. Gallen, Bahnhof to Rorschach, Hauptbahnhof Süd 242

$51 - $84

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Rorschach 61.3 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Rorschach is to drive which costs SFr 12 - SFr 19 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Rorschach is to drive which costs SFr 12 - SFr 19 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Rorschach. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Rorschach, Hauptbahnhof Süd via St. Gallen, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Rorschach. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Rorschach via St. Gallen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Rorschach is 73 km. The road distance is 98.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Rorschach without a car is to train which takes 1 h 35 min and costs SFr 35 - SFr 80.

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It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Zürich to Rorschach, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Rorschach 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 Rorschach is to train which takes 1 h 35 min and costs SFr 35 - SFr 80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 21 - SFr 40 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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  • Distance: 45.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Rorschach, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Rorschach every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Rorschach via St. Gallen and St. Gallen, Bahnhof in around 2 h 30 min.

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 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
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from St. Gallen, Bahnhof to Rorschach, Hauptbahnhof Süd
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
regiojet.com

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Zürich to Rorschach bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Rorschach, Hauptbahnhof Süd station.

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Zürich to Rorschach train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at St. Gallen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Rorschach is 98 km. It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to drive from Zürich to Rorschach.

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There are 787+ hotels available in Rorschach. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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