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There are 6 ways to get from Zürich to Tübingen by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Tübingen N177 / ...

$10 - $18

5 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Horb Ic

$59 - $91

Train, bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Neuhausen 9 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Neuhausen am Rheinfall Bf to Tübingen 124

$29 - $52

Rideshare  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Zurich to Tübingen 122.2 miles

$13

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Tübingen 121.1 miles

$25 - $40

Fly  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR) ZRH - STR

$67 - $227

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Tübingen is to rideshare which costs SFr 13 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Tübingen is to drive which costs SFr 25 - SFr 40 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Tübingen. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Tübingen. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Tübingen Hbf via Horb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 2 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Tübingen is 134 km. The road distance is 193.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Tübingen without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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The bus from Zurich to Tübingen takes 2 h 40 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Zürich to Tübingen 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 Tübingen is to bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 95 and takes 3 h 2 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 230 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Tübingen.
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  • Distance: 83.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Tübingen twice daily. Tickets cost $10 - $18 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Tübingen every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 9 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
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 Horb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Neuhausen
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules 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 Tübingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Neuhausen am Rheinfall Bf to Tübingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Zurich to Tübingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Tübingen is 194 km. It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to drive from Zürich to Tübingen.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Tübingen bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 301+ hotels available in Tübingen. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Zürich and Tübingen. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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