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There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Tallinn by plane, ferry, train, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly to Tallinn  •  6h 36m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Tallinn (TLL) ZRH - TLL

$107 - $211

6 alternative options

Fly to Helsinki, ferry  •  8h 48m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Helsinki (HEL) ZRH - HEL
  2. Take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn

$131 - $296

Train, car ferry, ferry  •  42h 40m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck-Travemünde Strand Re8
  3. Take the car ferry from Travemünde to Helsinki
  4. Take the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn

$386 - $564

Train, bus  •  43h 37m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Rīga
  3. Take the bus from Rīga to Tallinn 920

$160 - $274

Bus  •  46h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB 2-Y / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Minsk
  3. Take the bus from Minsk Tsentralny to Tallinn 920

$212 - $475

Drive, train  •  28h 40m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  4. Drive from Hamburg Hbf to Tallinn

$387 - $601

Drive  •  24h 21m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Tallinn 1367.7 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Tallinn is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 220 and takes 6h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Tallinn is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 220 and takes 6h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Tallinn. However, there are services departing from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB and arriving at Tallinn via Munich and Minsk Tsentralny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 53m.

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The distance between Zürich and Tallinn is 1710 km. The road distance is 2188.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Tallinn without a car is to train and bus which takes 43h 37m and costs SFr 150 - SFr 280.

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It takes approximately 6h 36m to get from Zürich to Tallinn, including transfers.

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Zürich to Tallinn bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Tallinn is to fly which takes 6h 36m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 210 - SFr 480 and takes 46h 53m.

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Tallinn Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 15m and has one stopover.

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Zürich to Tallinn bus services, operated by Temptrans, arrive at Tallinn station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Tallinn.
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  • Distance: 1068.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 36m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Tallinn, Estonia?

Finnair, Lufthansa and 11 other airlines fly from Zürich to Tallinn hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Tallinn via Munich and Minsk Tsentralny in around 46h 53m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $470
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $2,400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Zurich to Helsinki via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Tallinn via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
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 Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $310
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck-Travemünde Strand
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Freiburg to Rīga
Ave. Duration
35h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Temptrans
Phone
+372 600 6022
Email
temptrans@temptrans.ee
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Riga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Temptrans
Bus from Minsk Tsentralny to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
Temptrans
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Munich to Minsk
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
Bus from Minsk to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $70
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
Mr Trans
Phone
8(495)507-78-88
Website
mrtrans.ru
Bus from Munich to Minsk
Ave. Duration
29h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$216
Schedules at
mrtrans.ru
Ferry operators
Finnlines
Phone
+358 9 231 43100
Email
passenger@finnlines.com
Website
finnlines.com
Car ferry from Travemünde to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Schedules at
finnlines.com

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Tallinn is 1h ahead of Zürich. It is currently 2:30 PM in Zürich and 3:30 PM in Tallinn.

Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Tallinn is 2188 km. It takes approximately 24h 21m to drive from Zürich to Tallinn.

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KLM, Air France, Aeroflot Russian Airlines and eight other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Tallinn Airport.

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There are 866+ hotels available in Tallinn. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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

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