COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Germany. Learn More.

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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Saarbrücken N11

19€ - 23€

3 alternative options

Bus via Strasbourg  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Saarbrücken N11 / ...

29€ - 38€

Train  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg Ter
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines Ter

92€ - 179€

Drive  •  3h 24m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Saarbrücken 314.7 km

35€ - 55€

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Germany

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Germany. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Germany.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Germany.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Germany from June 15.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Germany

There are currently lockdown measures within Germany to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Domestic travel within Germany may be affected.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Germany

Limited international flights leaving Switzerland began to resume from June 8.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Switzerland

Last updated: August 7 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Saarbrücken is to bus which costs SFr 20 - SFr 25 and takes 5h 50m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Saarbrücken is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3h 24m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Saarbrücken. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 50m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Saarbrücken. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Saarbruecken Hbf via Basel Sbb, Strasbourg and Sarreguemines. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 16m.

More details

The distance between Zürich and Saarbrücken is 237 km. The road distance is 314.7 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Zürich to Saarbrücken without a car is to bus which takes 5h 50m and costs SFr 20 - SFr 25.

More details

The bus from Zurich to Saarbrücken takes 5h 50m including transfers and departs once daily.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Zürich to Saarbrücken is to bus which takes 5h 50m and costs SFr 20 - SFr 25. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 95 - SFr 200 and takes 6h 16m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Zürich to Saarbrücken.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 236.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 50m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich to Saarbrücken once daily. Tickets cost 19€ - 23€ and the journey takes 5h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Saarbrücken via Basel SBB, Basel Sbb, Strasbourg, and Sarreguemines in around 6h 16m.

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 Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
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€
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
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 30€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
Rail 1st Class
21€ - 30€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Strasbourg to Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Book at
eurolines.ch

Want to know more about travelling around Germany

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

More details

Zürich to Saarbrücken train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Sarreguemines station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Saarbrücken is 315 km. It takes approximately 3h 24m to drive from Zürich to Saarbrücken.

Get driving directions

Book your Zürich to Saarbrücken bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

Search and book

There are 337+ hotels available in Saarbrücken. Prices start at 87€ per night.

More details