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There are 8 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  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Sarreguemines

$74 - $123

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Bus  •  6h 20m

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

$30 - $39

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Bus, train  •  7h 44m

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

$57 - $103

Drive  •  3h 25m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Saarbrücken 195.2 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Luxembourg, bus  •  4h 51m

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

$81 - $287

Fly to Saarbrucken  •  6h 8m

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

$161 - $609

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  5h 51m

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

$113 - $300

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 33m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA) ZRH - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf

$147 - $364

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Saarbrücken is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 40 and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Saarbrücken is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 60 and takes 3h 25m.

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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 Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 20m.

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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 5h 37m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 5h 37m to get from Zürich to Saarbrücken, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Saarbrücken is to train which takes 5h 37m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 40 and takes 6h 20m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 160 - SFr 650 and takes 6h 8m.

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

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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: 5h 37m

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Saarbrücken via Basel SBB, Strasbourg, Sarreguemines, and Sarreguemines in around 5h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Saarbrücken via Strasbourg in around 6h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Munich, Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Saarbrucken via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $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
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$26 - $40
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
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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
$23 - $28
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 Strasbourg to Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Mobiliteit
Phone
+352 2465 2465
Email
service@verkeiersverbond.lu
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Luxembourg, Gare routière to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Mobiliteit

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Saarbrücken is 312 km. It takes approximately 3h 25m to drive from Zürich to Saarbrücken.

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FlexFlight ApS, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Luxembourg Airport.

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There are 266+ hotels available in Saarbrücken. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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