There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Zell am See 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.

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Train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Zell am See Ec

$70 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus, train  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße 409
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Wörgl Hbf Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Wörgl Hbf to Zell am See Rex / ...

$44 - $72

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Train via Wörgl Hbf  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wörgl Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Wörgl Hbf to Zell am See Rex / ...

$81 - $132

Bus Eurolines CH, train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Innsbruck
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Wörgl Hbf Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Wörgl Hbf to Zell am See Rex / ...

$56 - $78

Drive  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Zell am See 300.9 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein
  3. Take the train from Wörgl Hbf to Zell am See

$148 - $408

Fly to Salzburg, train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Salzburg (SZG) ZRH - SZG
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Zell am See

$129 - $356

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Zell am See is to bus and train which costs SFr 40 - SFr 70 and takes 7 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Zell am See is to drive which costs SFr 60 - SFr 90 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Zell am See. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Zell am See is 320 km. The road distance is 481.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zell am See without a car is to train which takes 5 h 35 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 120.

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The train from Zürich HB to Zell am See takes 5 h 35 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Zürich to Zell am See train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Zell am See.
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  • Distance: 200 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Zell am See, Austria?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Zell am See once daily. Tickets cost $70 - $120 and the journey takes 5 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Salzburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $900
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 Zell am See
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wörgl Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wörgl Hbf to Zell am See
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Wörgl Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Zell am See
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
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 Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Book at
eurolines.ch

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