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

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Train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Landquart 43-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Landquart to St. Moritz 33-Y / ...

$80 - $124

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Bus  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Chur, Chur K288
  2. Take the bus from Chur, Postautostation to Silvaplana, Kreisel Mitte 182

$38 - $60

2 alternative options

Train via Chur  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Chur 43-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Chur to Samedan 1-Y / ...

$79 - $140

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Silvaplana 126.2 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Silvaplana is to drive which costs SFr 26 - SFr 40 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Silvaplana is to drive which costs SFr 26 - SFr 40 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Silvaplana. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Silvaplana, Kreisel Mitte via Chur, Obere Au and Chur, Postautostation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 38 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Silvaplana is 138 km. The road distance is 201.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Silvaplana without a car is to train which takes 4 h 40 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Zürich to Silvaplana, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Silvaplana is to train which takes 4 h 40 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 5 h 38 min.

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Zürich to Silvaplana bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Silvaplana, Kreisel Mitte station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Silvaplana is 202 km. It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to drive from Zürich to Silvaplana.

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  • Distance: 86.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Silvaplana via Landquart, St. Moritz, and St. Moritz, Bahnhof in around 4 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Silvaplana via Chur, Chur, Chur, Obere Au, Chur, Bahnhofplatz, and Chur, Postautostation in around 5 h 38 min.

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 Landquart
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Chur
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Chur to Samedan
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Landquart to St. Moritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
rhb.ch
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rhb.ch
Train from Chur to Samedan
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
rhb.ch
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rhb.ch
Bus operators
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 Chur, Chur
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Chur, Postautostation to Silvaplana, Kreisel Mitte
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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