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There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Trier by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 22 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, Gare Centrale to Trier, Hauptbahnhof Re

$115 - $149

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Bus  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Basel EuroAirport 775
  2. Take the bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Gare routière to Trier, Hauptbahnhof L30

$26 - $47

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Trier, Trier train 236

$88 - $142

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Trier 254.6 miles

$50 - $80

Fly  •  3 h 45 min

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

$78 - $283

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Trier is to bus which costs SFr 26 - SFr 50 and takes 8 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Trier is to fly which costs SFr 75 - SFr 290 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Trier. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Trier, Hauptbahnhof via Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel and Luxembourg, Gare routière. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Trier. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Trier, Hauptbahnhof via Mulhouse Ville and Luxembourg, Gare Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 22 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Trier is 301 km. The road distance is 407.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Trier without a car is to train which takes 6 h 22 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 150.

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It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to get from Zürich to Trier, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Trier train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Trier is to train which takes 6 h 22 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 26 - SFr 50 and takes 8 h 47 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 75 - SFr 290 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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  • Distance: 188 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 22 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Trier via Mulhouse Ville, Luxembourg, and Luxembourg, Gare Centrale in around 6 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Trier via Basel EuroAirport, Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel, and Luxembourg, Gare routière in around 8 h 47 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flairjet
Website
flair-jet.com
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
Standard
$50 - $70
First
$90 - $110
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $120
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 Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Standard
$50 - $70
First
$90 - $110
Train from Zürich HB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
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 Karlsruhe to Trier, Trier train
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Basel EuroAirport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Mobiliteit
Phone
+352 2465 2465
Email
service@verkeiersverbond.lu
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Luxembourg, Gare routière to Trier, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Mobiliteit

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Luxembourg Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Zürich to Trier bus services, operated by Mobiliteit, arrive at Trier, Hauptbahnhof station.

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Zürich to Trier train services, operated by Luxembourg Railways (CFL), arrive at Trier, Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Trier is 407 km. It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to drive from Zürich to Trier.

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Flairjet, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Luxembourg Airport.

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There are 370+ hotels available in Trier. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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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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