There are 5 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ulm by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR) ZRH - STR
  2. Take the train from Hauptbahnhof to Ulm Hauptbahnhof

$65 - $238

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Bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Ulm 124 / ...

$30 - $54

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Fly to Munich, train  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Ulm Hbf

$137 - $361

Train  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Schaffhausen 24
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Ulm Hbf Ire

$67 - $109

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ulm 157.1 miles

$30 - $50

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No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ulm. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Ulm Hbf via Schaffhausen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 59 min.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Ulm is 150 km. The road distance is 251.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ulm without a car is to train which takes 3 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ulm, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ulm 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 Ulm is to train which takes 3 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 3 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ulm is 251 km. It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ulm.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ulm.
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  • Distance: 93.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

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

You can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ulm via Schaffhausen in around 3 h 59 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ulm once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Train operators
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Hauptbahnhof to Ulm Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
vvs.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $43
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 Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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 Ulm
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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