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

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Fly Zagreb to Zurich  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Zurich (ZRH) ZAG - ZRH

$105 - $415

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Bus  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb Zob to Zürich Hbf Nord N953

$50 - $90

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Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Ljubljana Airport
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Zurich (ZRH) LJU - ZRH

$134 - $576

Fly Zagreb to Basel, train  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Basel (BSL) ZAG - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$167 - $540

Shuttle to Graz, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Graz Airport
  2. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Zurich (ZRH) GRZ - ZRH

$148 - $650

Train  •  13 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Zürich HB Rj

$127 - $215

Night train  •  14 h 42 min

  1. Take the night train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Zürich HB En

$100 - $170

Drive  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Zürich 541.1 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Zürich is to bus which costs 340 kn - 600 kn and takes 13 h.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Zürich is to fly which costs 650 kn - 2.700 kn and takes 4 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zagreb Zob and arriving at Zürich Hbf Nord. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. and arriving at Zürich HB. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 42 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Zürich is 593 km. The road distance is 865.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zürich without a car is to bus which takes 13 h and costs 340 kn - 600 kn.

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It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Zagreb to Zürich, including transfers.

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Zagreb to Zürich bus services, operated by Globtour, depart from Zagreb Zob station.

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Zagreb to Zürich train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zürich is to fly which takes 4 h 32 min and costs 650 kn - 2.700 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 340 kn - 600 kn and takes 13 h, you could also train, which costs 800 kn - 1.400 kn and takes 13 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 370.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 32 min

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Zürich, Switzerland?

Korean Air, Swiss and three other airlines fly from Zagreb to Zürich every 2 hours. Alternatively, Globtour operates a bus from Zagreb to Zürich twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 13 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Zagreb to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Zagreb to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Graz to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Graz to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Ljubljana to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zagreb to Basel via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
hzpp.hr
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eurail.com
Night train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
14 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
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 Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Zagreb to Ljubljana Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$30 - $45
Private
$130 - $280
Shuttle from Zagreb to Graz Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$35 - $45
Private
$150 - $320
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Zürich Hbf Nord
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
globtour.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zagreb to Zürich
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Book at
eurolines.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 Zagreb to Zurich
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Zagreb to Zürich bus services, operated by Globtour, arrive at Zürich Hbf Nord station.

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Zagreb to Zürich train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Zürich is 866 km. It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to drive from Zagreb to Zürich.

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Korean Air, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Zagreb to Zürich bus tickets online with Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 505+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to shuttle which takes 27 min and costs 90 kn - 700 kn.

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