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There are 18 intercity buses per day from Berlin to Zurich. Traveling by bus from Berlin to Zurich usually takes around 16 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 12 hours and 25 minutes.
|Distance||416 mi (669 km)|
|Shortest duration||12h 25m|
|Trips per day||4|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
How much is a bus ticket from Berlin to Zurich?
$68.89 is the average price of a bus ticket from Berlin to Zurich. Any tickets cheaper than $68.89 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $70 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Berlin to Zurich in April, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $96 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
What bus companies travel from Berlin to Zurich?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from Berlin to Zurich that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 17 scheduled trips per day.
First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 17 trips from Berlin to Zurich, and usually makes the trip in about 16 hours and 26 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
Book RegioJet from Berlin to Zurich from $76. There are 2 RegioJet schedules from Berlin to Zurich and you can expect on average to pay for a RegioJet ticket to Zurich. In Berlin, RegioJet departs to Zurich from Central Bus Station and 1 other station. In Zurich, RegioJet arrives at Limmatstrasse 5 and no other station.
An average trip on RegioJet from Berlin to Zurich takes 15 hours and 42 minutes , while the fastest available RegioJet trip will get you to Zurich in 12 hours and 25 minutes .
On weekends, RegioJet offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Zurich.
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The bus takes an average of 16 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 669 kilometers from Berlin to Zurich. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 hours and 25 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
"Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Berlin to Zurich for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Zurich, book your ticket for the last day of the week."
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Berlin to Zurich, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
There are 18 scheduled buses that travel from Berlin to Zurich every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Berlin to Zurich; ticket prices start at $44.40.
Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.
Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.
The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.
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Located in the heart of Europe, the Swiss capital lies at the northwestern tip of the eponymous Lake Zurich. This cosmopolitan city is buzzing year-round with vibrant city life, while the relaxing and peaceful Alps are less than an hour away.
Lake Zurich provides an elegant focal point of the city, with daily cruises available to explore this vast lake. Many chic cafes and restaurants are dotted along the banks, epitomizing Zurich's urban and cosmopolitan vibe.
The Old Town, or Altstadt, is arguably one of the city's most beautiful areas, characterized by winding cobblestone streets and medieval-style architecture. Here, you'll discover some of Zurich's most iconic landmarks, such as St Peter's church with its impossibly large clock face, the largest clock in Europe.
If the weather isn't suited to wandering, there are over 50 museums within Zurich to explore. Go traditional with the Swiss National Museum, or opt for something a bit more exhilarating at the FIFA Museum.
Zurich's airport is the largest in Switzerland, and it is just 10 kilometers from the city center. Several train carriers, including the German Deutsche Bahn network, operate routes to Zurich from across Europe. Long-distance buses also make it easy to reach Zurich from cities like Bern, Stuttgart, Munich, and Milan.
Where does the bus leave from in Berlin?
Main departure station: Central Bus Station
Berlin's Central Bus Station— or ZOB (Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin)—is located on the Masurenallee, close to the landmark Funkturm tower. Used exclusively for long-distance bus services, 35 different companies run through the station, including FlixBus. Destinations include Hamburg, Munich, and Leipzig, as well as international destinations such as Wroclaw and Poznan in Poland. There are restrooms, left-luggage lockers, and places to grab a bite to eat, which have improved substantially after recent renovation work. The nearest S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations are approximately 250m away.
All bus stations in Berlin:
Central Bus Station
Alt-Tegel Bus Stop
Südkreuz Bus Terminal
Where does the bus arrive in Zurich?
Main arrival station: Limmatstrasse 5
Zurich Central Bus Station is directly next to Zurich HB (the city's central train station), and buses operate here to various destinations across Europe. Although there are few amenities for the station, most people rely on the train station's extensive shopping facilities, including restaurants, grocery stores, cafes, and souvenir shops. There is also a large, multi-story parking garage and stops for different services, such as Flixbus and OneBus. Flixbus also has a ticket and information center here, although they encourage passengers to buy tickets online in advance. Destinations include Paris, Nantes, Salzburg, Sofia, and Bucharest.
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