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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train TGV  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville TGV / ...
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Luxembourg Tgv
  3. Take the train from Luxembourg to Trier Hbf Re

$104 - $121

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Trier, Trier train station 211

$37 - $50

4 alternative options

Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Trier Hbf Re

$140 - $217

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Trier 254.6 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Luxembourg  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Luxembourg (LUX) ZRH - LUX

$70 - $284

Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ZRH - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln/Bonn Flughafen to Koblenz Hbf
  3. Take the train from Koblenz Hbf to Trier Hbf

$99 - $275

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Trier via Mulhouse Ville and Luxembourg in around 5 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Trier via Strasbourg in around 8 h.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$51 - $57
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$61 - $67
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$61 - $67
1st Class
$75 - $120
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln/Bonn Flughafen to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf to Koblenz Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $32
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Strasbourg to Trier, Trier train station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Zürich to Trier?

The distance between Zürich and Trier is 301 km. The road distance is 407 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Zürich to Trier?

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Trier is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 50 and takes 8 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Zürich to Trier?

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Trier is to fly which takes 3 h 41 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 280.

Is there a direct train between Zürich and Trier?

No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Trier. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Trier Hbf via Mulhouse Ville and Luxembourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 59 min.

Is there a direct bus between Zürich and Trier?

No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Trier. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Trier, Trier train station via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h.

How long does it take to get from Zürich to Trier?

It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Zürich to Trier, including transfers.