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There are 3 ways to get from Zürich to Strasbourg by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Strasbourg

Drive

  1. Drive from Zürich to Strasbourg

Zürich to Strasbourg by train

The train journey time between Zürich and Strasbourg is around 2h 39m and covers a distance of around 230 km. This includes an average layover time of around 27 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui and others, the Zürich to Strasbourg train service departs from Zuerich Hb and arrives in Strasbourg. Typically 185 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

185 Weekly Trains
2h 39m Average Duration
€74 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Strasbourg is to bus which costs SFr 13 - SFr 16 and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Strasbourg is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 2h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich Bus Station station and arriving at Strasbourg. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Strasbourg. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Strasbourg via Basel Sbb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 39m.

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It is 148 km from Zürich to Strasbourg. It is approximately 227.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Strasbourg without a car is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 120.

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It takes approximately 2h 39m to get from Zürich to Strasbourg, including transfers.

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Zürich to Strasbourg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich Bus Station.

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Zürich to Strasbourg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Strasbourg is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 13 - SFr 16 and takes 3h 20m.

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  • Distance: 148 km
  • Duration: 2h 39m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Strasbourg, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to Strasbourg via Basel Sbb in around 2h 39m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich Bus Station to Strasbourg 4 times a day. Tickets cost €13 - €17 and the journey takes 3h 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 Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
sncf-connect.com
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
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Zürich to Strasbourg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Strasbourg station.

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Zürich to Strasbourg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Strasbourg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Strasbourg is 228 km. It takes approximately 2h 15m to drive from Zürich to Strasbourg.

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