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There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Warsaw by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Zurich  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) ZRH - WAW

273 zł - 1 278 zł

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Train to Basel, fly  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) BSL - WAW

278 zł - 1 454 zł

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) STR - WAW

557 zł - 1 816 zł

Train  •  15h 22m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Berlin Ostbahnhof Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Warszawa Centralna Ec

942 zł - 1 293 zł

Bus  •  20h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Warsaw

270 zł - 390 zł

Train, bus  •  22h 53m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen 5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sankt Gallen to Warszawa

333 zł - 523 zł

Night train, train  •  22h 18m

  1. Take the night train from Zuerich Hb to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi En
  2. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Warszawa Centralna 113 / ...

821 zł - 1 148 zł

Drive  •  12h 9m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Warsaw 1348.1 km

650 zł - 950 zł

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Warsaw is to bus which costs SFr 65 - SFr 95 and takes 20h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Warsaw is to fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 320 and takes 4h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zürich and arriving at Warsaw. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Warsaw. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Warszawa Centralna via Berlin Ostbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 22m.

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The distance between Zürich and Warsaw is 1043 km. The road distance is 1348.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Warsaw without a car is to train which takes 15h 22m and costs SFr 230 - SFr 320.

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It takes approximately 4h 54m to get from Zürich to Warsaw, including transfers.

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Zürich to Warsaw bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Zürich station.

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Zürich to Warsaw train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Warsaw is to fly which takes 4h 54m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 230 - SFr 320 and takes 15h 22m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 95 and takes 20h 45m.

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  • Distance: 1043.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 54m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Warsaw, Poland?

Swiss, LOT and six other airlines fly from Zürich to Warsaw every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Warsaw via Berlin Ostbahnhof in around 15h 22m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zurich to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300 zł - 1 400 zł
Flights from Stuttgart to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 zł - 1 100 zł
Flights from Stuttgart to Warsaw Chopin via Budapest
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
500 zł - 1 100 zł
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300 zł - 1 400 zł
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Warsaw Chopin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
370 zł - 1 300 zł
Flights from Zurich to Warsaw Chopin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
370 zł - 1 300 zł
Flights from Basel to Warsaw Chopin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1 000 zł - 2 000 zł
Flights from Stuttgart to Warsaw Chopin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 zł - 1 900 zł
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Warsaw Chopin via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450 zł - 1 600 zł
Flights from Basel to Warsaw Chopin via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
700 zł - 1 700 zł
Flights from Stuttgart to Warsaw Chopin via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 zł - 3 100 zł
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Warsaw Chopin via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
380 zł - 900 zł
Flights from Stuttgart to Warsaw Chopin via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 zł - 1 500 zł
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Warsaw Chopin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450 zł - 1 500 zł
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Basel to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
100 zł - 850 zł
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
200 zł - 950 zł
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.

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
130 zł - 240 zł
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
270 zł - 490 zł
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
1 100 zł - 2 100 zł
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
130 zł - 240 zł
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100 zł - 150 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
700 zł - 1 000 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
110 zł - 160 zł
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
130 zł - 160 zł
1st Class
110 zł - 130 zł
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 zł - 90 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
220 zł - 310 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
65 zł - 90 zł
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Night train from Zuerich Hb to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
13h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
650 zł - 900 zł
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
140 zł - 250 zł
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
140 zł - 180 zł
Business
200 zł - 240 zł
1st Class
200 zł - 250 zł
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
270 zł - 390 zł
Book at
eurolines.ch
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Zurich to Warszawa
Ave. Duration
24h 28m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
220 zł - 310 zł
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Zürich to Warsaw bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Warsaw station.

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Zürich to Warsaw train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Warszawa Centralna station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Warsaw is 1348 km. It takes approximately 12h 9m to drive from Zürich to Warsaw.

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LOT, Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport.

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There are 2206+ hotels available in Warsaw. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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