There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Saarbrücken by train, bus, car or plane

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

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Train  •  5 h 41 min

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

$75 - $124

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Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Freiburg 007 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Saarbrücken 299 / ...

$21 - $35

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines

$46 - $60

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Saarbrücken 195.2 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Luxembourg, bus  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Luxembourg (LUX) ZRH - LUX
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Saarbrücken Hbf

$73 - $288

Fly to Saarbrucken  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Saarbrucken (SCN) ZRH - SCN

$153 - $610

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR) ZRH - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf

$103 - $295

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Saarbrücken is to bus which costs SFr 20 - SFr 35 and takes 6 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Saarbrücken is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Saarbrücken. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Saarbrücken via Freiburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Saarbrücken is 237 km. The road distance is 312.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Saarbrücken without a car is to train which takes 5 h 41 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 120.

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Zürich to Saarbrücken, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Saarbrücken is to train which takes 5 h 41 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 20 - SFr 35 and takes 6 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 140 - SFr 600 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Luxembourg Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Saarbrücken.
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  • Distance: 147.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Saarbrücken via Basel SBB, Strasbourg, and Sarreguemines in around 5 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Saarbrücken via Freiburg in around 6 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Frankfurt, Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Frankfurt, Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Munich, Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Hannover, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Geneva, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Leipzig, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Dresden, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Book at
eurolines.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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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Bus from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
cfl.lu
Mobiliteit
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Luxembourg, Gare routière to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mobiliteit.lu

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