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

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Train via Basel  •  2h 41m

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

64€ - 115€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Strasbourg N11

13€ - 17€

2 alternative options

Train  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel) Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Singen to Offenburg Re

Drive  •  2h 15m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Strasbourg 227.9 km

25€ - 40€

Zürich to Strasbourg by train

The train journey time between Zürich and Strasbourg is around 2h 42m and covers a distance of around 230 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 31m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and TGV inOui, the Zürich to Strasbourg train service departs from Zuerich Hb and arrives in Strasbourg. Typically 139 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 42m
Fastest train time:
2h 31m
Trains per week:
139
Cheapest price:
70€
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:08
Last train departs at:
23:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zürich to Strasbourg train schedules

Switzerland → France
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Conditions of entry into France from Switzerland

  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Australia, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican
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Domestic travel is restricted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Strasbourg is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Strasbourg is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from France.

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Strasbourg is to bus which costs SFr 15 - SFr 19 and takes 4h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Strasbourg is to drive which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 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 once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 5m.

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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 41m.

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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 via Basel which takes 2h 41m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 2h 41m 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 Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Strasbourg is to train via Basel which takes 2h 41m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 15 - SFr 19 and takes 4h 5m.

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  • Distance: 148 km
  • Duration: 2h 41m

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 41m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich Bus Station to Strasbourg once daily. Tickets cost 13€ - 17€ and the journey takes 4h 5m.

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 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
29€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Singen to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg, arrive at Offenburg 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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