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There are 7 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rheinstetten by plane, train, tram, bus or car

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Fly to Stuttgart, train, line 2 tram

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR)
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe-Durlach
  3. Take the line 2 tram from Durlach Auer Str./Dr. Schwabe to Karlsruhe Kronenplatz
  4. Take the train from Karlsruhe Kronenplatz to Forchheim Oberfeldstraße

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zürich Airport to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Süd

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Fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof

Train via Basel

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof

Bus via Forchheim Akazienweg

  1. Take the bus from Zürich Airport to Karlsruhe central train station

Train

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Konstanz
  2. Take the train from Konstanz to Rastatt

Drive

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rheinstetten
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rheinstetten is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Rheinstetten is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rheinstetten is to bus which costs SFr 16 - SFr 20 and takes 5h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rheinstetten is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2h 28m.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Rheinstetten is 170 km. The road distance is 270.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rheinstetten without a car is to train via Basel which takes 4h 5m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 2h 50m to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rheinstetten, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rheinstetten is to train via Basel which takes 4h 5m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 180. Alternatively, you can bus via Forchheim Akazienweg, which costs SFr 18 - SFr 24 and takes 4h 58m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rheinstetten is 271 km. It takes approximately 2h 28m to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rheinstetten.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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  • Distance: 169.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 50m

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

You can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rheinstetten via Zuerich Hb, Basel SBB, Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof, KA Hauptbahnhof, Forchheim, and Forchheim Akazienweg in around 4h 5m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich Airport to Karlsruhe central train station 5 times a week. Tickets cost €16 - €20 and the journey takes 4h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Train operators
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe-Durlach
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe-Durlach
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe-Durlach
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Karlsruhe-Durlach
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe GmbH
Phone
+49 721 61070
Email
info@vbk.karlsruhe.de
Website
vbk.info
Tram from Durlach Auer Str./Dr. Schwabe to Karlsruhe Kronenplatz
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Website
Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe GmbH
Train from Karlsruhe Kronenplatz to Forchheim Oberfeldstraße
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe GmbH
Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft mbH
Phone
+49 721 61075885
Email
info@avg.karlsruhe.de
Website
avg.info
Train from Karlsruhe Kronenplatz to Forchheim Oberfeldstraße
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft mbH
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €22
1st Class
€26 - €40
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 HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Konstanz
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€29 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Basel Sbb to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€45 - €65
1st Class
€80 - €110
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from Zuerich Flughafen to Konstanz
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
Thurbo
Schedules at
SBB
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Konstanz to Rastatt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zürich Airport to Karlsruhe central train station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zürich Airport to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Süd
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page

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