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

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Train, line 4 train  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Luzern 70
  2. Take the line 4 train from Luzern to Stans 4 / ...

$29 - $51

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Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Stans K188 / ...

$12 - $21

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Zürich to Stans 41.7 miles

$280 - $340

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Stans 41.7 miles

$8 - $13

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Stans. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Stans. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Stans via Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 19 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Stans is 48 km. The road distance is 66.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Stans without a car is to train and line 4 train which takes 1 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to get from Zürich to Stans, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Stans is to train and line 4 train which takes 1 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h.

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

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Zürich to Stans train services, operated by Zentralbahn, arrive at Stans station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Stans.
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  • Distance: 29.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 19 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Stans via Luzern in around 1 h 19 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Stans twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 5 h.

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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Luzern to Stans
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.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 Stans
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Zürich to Stans
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$280 - $340
Taxi 7x7
Phone
+41 44 777 77 77
Website
taxi7x7.ch
Taxi 444 AG
Phone
+41 44 444 44 44
Website
taxi444.ch
Taxi Frei AG
Phone
+41 44 363 22 66
Website
taxi-frei.ch

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Stans is 67 km. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Zürich to Stans.

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Book your Zürich to Stans bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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