There are 4 ways to get from Zürich to Saanen by bus, taxi, train, car or plane

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Bus, line 1 bus, line 234 bus, taxi  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Fribourg
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Fribourg, cimetière to Fribourg, gare CFF 1
  3. Take the line 234 bus from Fribourg, gare to Corbières, village 234
  4. Take a taxi from Corbières, village to Saanen

$245 - $303

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Train  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Spiez 8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Spiez to Zweisimmen 43-Y / ...

$72 - $120

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Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Saanen 129 miles

$26 - $40

Fly, train, line 120 train  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Montreux
  3. Take the line 120 train from Montreux to Saanen

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Saanen. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Saanen via Spiez and Zweisimmen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Saanen is 138 km. The road distance is 206.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Saanen without a car is to bus and line 1 bus and line 234 bus and taxi which takes 3 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Zürich to Saanen, including transfers.

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Zürich to Saanen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Zürich to Saanen train services, operated by BLS AG, arrive at Zweisimmen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Saanen is 206 km. It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to drive from Zürich to Saanen.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 672+ hotels available in Saanen. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Saanen.
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  • Distance: 86.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Saanen via Spiez and Zweisimmen in around 3 h 55 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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 Spiez
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Spiez to Zweisimmen
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
MOB
Website
mob.ch
Train from Montreux to Saanen
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
mob.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zürich to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Fribourg, cimetière to Fribourg, gare CFF
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Fribourg, gare to Corbières, village
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Other operators
Taxi from Corbières, village to Saanen
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$230 - $280

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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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