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There are 5 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Olten by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  42 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Olten Ic5 / ...

SFr 26 - SFr 50

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Bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Airport to Olten, Gösgerstrasse/Bahnhof Venedig-Bern

SFr 24 - SFr 35

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Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Olten 68.6 km

SFr 290 - SFr 350

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Olten 68.6 km

SFr 8 - SFr 12

Towncar  •  47 min

  1. Take a town car from Zurich Airport to Olten 68.6 km

SFr 55 - SFr 110

Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Olten by train

The train journey time between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Olten is around 46 min and covers a distance of around 65 km. The fastest train normally takes 42 min. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Olten train service departs from Zürich Flughafen and arrives in Olten. Typically 224 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Olten train schedules

Zurich Airport (ZRH) → Olten
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Olten is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Olten is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Olten is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Olten is to drive which costs SFr 8 - SFr 12 and takes 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Olten is to train which costs SFr 26 - SFr 50 and takes 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich Airport and arriving at Olten, Gösgerstrasse/Bahnhof. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Olten. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

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It is 51 km from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Olten. It is approximately 68.6 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Olten without a car is to train which takes 42 min and costs SFr 26 - SFr 50.

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The train from Zürich Flughafen to Olten takes 42 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Olten bus services, operated by ExpressBus, depart from Zurich Airport station.

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

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Olten is to train which takes 42 min and costs SFr 26 - SFr 50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 24 - SFr 35 and takes 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Olten.
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  • Distance: 50.8 km
  • Duration: 42 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich Flughafen to Olten hourly. Tickets cost SFr 26 - SFr 50 and the journey takes 42 min. Alternatively, ExpressBus operates a bus from Zurich Airport to Olten, Gösgerstrasse/Bahnhof once a week. Tickets cost SFr 24 - SFr 35 and the journey takes 55 min.

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 Flughafen to Olten
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Zurich Airport to Olten, Gösgerstrasse/Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
ExpressBus
Other operators
Taxi from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Olten
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
SFr 290 - SFr 350
Zuerich taxi 24
Phone
+41 44 321 28 28
Website
zuerich-taxi24.ch
Taxizentrale Zürich
Phone
+41 44 888 88 88
Taxi 7x7
Phone
+41 44 777 77 77
Website
7x7.ch
Taxi 444 AG
Phone
+41 44 444 44 44
Website
taxi444.ch
Jayride
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Zurich Airport to Olten
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Olten bus services, operated by ExpressBus, arrive at Olten, Gösgerstrasse/Bahnhof station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Olten is 69 km. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Olten.

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