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There are 4 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pilatus by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  2h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Luzern K188 / ...

$83 - $114

Cheapest option

Train  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Luzern 70
  2. Take the train from Alpnachstad PB to Pilatus Kulm 164-Y

$40 - $71

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1h 17m

  1. Take a taxi from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pilatus 50 miles

$340 - $410

Drive  •  1h 17m

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pilatus 50 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pilatus is to drive which costs SFr 10 - SFr 15 and takes 1h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pilatus is to taxi which costs SFr 340 - SFr 410 and takes 1h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pilatus. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Pilatus Kulm via Luzern and Alpnachstad PB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 59m.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Pilatus is 57 km. The road distance is 79.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pilatus without a car is to bus which takes 2h 54m and costs SFr 80 - SFr 120.

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It takes approximately 2h 54m to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pilatus, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pilatus 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 Pilatus is to bus which takes 2h 54m and costs SFr 80 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 75 and takes 2h 59m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pilatus is 80 km. It takes approximately 1h 17m to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pilatus.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pilatus.
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  • Distance: 35.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 54m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pilatus 5 times a day. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 1h. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pilatus via Luzern, Alpnachstad, and Alpnachstad PB in around 2h 59m.

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 Flughafen to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Alpnachstad PB to Pilatus Kulm
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Zurigo to Lucerna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Website
Marino Autolinee
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Lucerne, Inseli Park
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
regiojet.com
Other operators
Taxi from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pilatus
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Estimated price
$340 - $410
Taxi Frei AG
Phone
+41 44 363 22 66
Website
taxi-frei.ch
Taxi 7x7
Phone
+41 44 777 77 77
Website
taxi7x7.ch
Taxi 444 AG
Phone
+41 44 444 44 44
Website
taxi444.ch

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