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There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Saig by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Freiburg to Titisee S10 / ...

51€ - 89€

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Train via Basel  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Freiburg to Titisee S10 / ...

48€ - 99€

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Zell(Wiesental) Re
  3. Take the bus from Zell to Titisee, Bahnhof

Bus  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai to Singen Hohentwielstadion Fabrizia - Singen
  2. Take the bus from Singen to Titisee-Neustadt, Neustadt K997

Drive  •  1h 18m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Saig 86.8 km

9€ - 14€

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This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Saig is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Saig is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Saig is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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Last updated: 14 Apr 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Saig is to drive which costs SFr 10 - SFr 15 and takes 1h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Saig is to drive which costs SFr 10 - SFr 15 and takes 1h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich station to Saig. However, there are services departing from Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai and arriving at Saig Ochsen via Singen and Neustadt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 20m.

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It is 65 km from Zürich to Saig. It is approximately 86.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Saig without a car is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 100.

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It takes approximately 3h 44m to get from Zürich to Saig, including transfers.

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Zürich to Saig bus services, operated by L'Aurora Viaggi, depart from Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Saig is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5h 20m.

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Zürich to Saig bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Titisee-Neustadt, Neustadt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Saig is 87 km. It takes approximately 1h 18m to drive from Zürich to Saig.

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  • Distance: 64.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 44m

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Saig via Freiburg, Titisee, and Titisee Bahnhof in around 3h 44m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Saig via Singen, Titisee-Neustadt, Neustadt , and Neustadt in around 5h 20m.

Train operators
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Zuerich Hb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
29€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Freiburg to Titisee
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
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Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Titisee
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 9€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Zell(Wiesental)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
SBB GmbH
Bus operators
L'Aurora Viaggi
Phone
+39 0963 313116
Email
info@viaggiaurora.it
Website
viaggiaurora.it
Bus from Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai to Singen Hohentwielstadion
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
L'Aurora Viaggi
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Singen to Titisee-Neustadt, Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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