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There are 4 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Altdorf by train or car

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Train, line 2 train  •  2h 8m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the line 2 train from Arth-Goldau to Altdorf 2 / ...

$38 - $67

3 alternative options

Line 24 train, line 2 train  •  2h 11m

  1. Take the line 24 train from Zürich Flughafen to Zug 24 / ...
  2. Take the line 2 train from Zug to Flüelen 2 / ...

$38 - $70

Train  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Flüelen 46 / ...

$38 - $71

Drive  •  1h 5m

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Altdorf 57.8 miles

$12 - $18

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Altdorf is to drive which costs SFr 12 - SFr 18 and takes 1h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Altdorf is to drive which costs SFr 12 - SFr 18 and takes 1h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Altdorf. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Altdorf via Zürich HB and Arth-Goldau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 8m.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Altdorf is 63 km. The road distance is 92.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Altdorf without a car is to train and line 2 train which takes 2h 8m and costs SFr 35 - SFr 70.

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It takes approximately 2h 8m to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Altdorf, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Altdorf train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Altdorf train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Altdorf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Altdorf is 93 km. It takes approximately 1h 5m to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Altdorf.

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There are 400+ hotels available in Altdorf. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Altdorf.
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  • Distance: 39.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 8m

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Altdorf, Uri, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Altdorf via Zürich HB and Arth-Goldau in around 2h 8m.

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 Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to Altdorf
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Zug
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zug to Flüelen
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Flüelen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Flueelen
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com

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