How to travel from Olten to Zurich

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from Olten to Zurich

You can get from Olten to Zurich by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Olten to Zurich on Aug 13 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30AMOlten0h36 10:06AMZürich HB
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10:20PMOlten0h36 10:56PMZürich HB
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08:30AMOlten0h36 09:06AMZürich HB
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10:30AMOlten0h36 11:06AMZürich HB
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10:20AMOlten0h36 10:56AMZürich HB
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Travel Information from Olten to Zurich

distanceDistance30 miles (48 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $18
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $3 (€3) • 1 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $18 (€17) • 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSBB

Travel 30 miles (48 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Olten and Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 31 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $3 (€3). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Olten to Zurich.

Travel Tips: Travel from Olten to Zurich

Travel to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Olten to Zurich.

There are 4 ways to get from Olten to Zurich: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Zurich from Olten is by taking a bus, which costs on average $3 (€3).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Zurich:

A bus is generally $15 (€14) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $18 (€17) from Olten to Zurich.

The fastest way to get to Zurich from Olten is by train with an average travel time of 31 min.

Other travel options to Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Zurich by bus can take on average 1 h 30 min.

The Olten to Zurich distance is around 30 miles (48 km).

The average frequency per day from Olten to Zurich is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 161 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Olten and Zurich as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Olten to Zurich:

  • Buses mostly leave from Olten, Gösgerstrasse (Bahnhof) and tend to arrive in Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Trains most often depart from Olten at Olten Bhf and arrive in Zurich at Zürich HB.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Olten to Zurich, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • SBB can take you to Zurich by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SBB from Olten to Zurich for $18 (€17).

Yes, there are direct services available from Olten to Zurich with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 75 direct trains per day with SBB.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Zurich as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Olten to Zurich.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Olten to Zurich often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Olten and Zurich itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Zurich and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Olten to Zurich, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $3 (€3) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $18 (€17) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Olten to Zurich online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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