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Trip Zurich Johannesburg

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Zurich to Johannesburg

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How to get from Zurich to Johannesburg?

We are suggesting 3 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Zurich Johannesburg. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Zurich-Johannesburg

For your trip from Zurich (Switzerland) to Johannesburg (South Africa) with a distance of 5227 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight Zurich > Johannesburg will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Zurich and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Zurich ZRH airport, 5.7 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Johannesburg (Johannesburg International airport, IATA code: JNB) operated by Swiss International Airlines.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Zurich to Johannesburg without changing trains. You can take the train Zurich-Frankfurt am Main and travel by plane to get to your final destination.
Trains ICE, InterCity (IC) or CityNightLine Pegasus of Deutsche Bahn or SBB CFF FFS to Frankfurt am Main leave from Zurich HB railway station in Zurich. Arrival in Frankfurt am Main will take place at Frankfurt (Main) Hbf station (0.8 mi from the city centre).
Even though it is not possible to make the trip Zurich Johannesburg only by bus, there are other means of transport (plane) that will complete the journey Zurich-Munich.
You will board a coach of IC Bus in Zurich. The bus will drop you off at München Flughafen bus station (18 mi from Munich, Germany). Please make sure to show up on time at Zurich bus station (1.2 mi from Zurich) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Munich.
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Zurich-Frankfurt am Main will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by plane in order to cover the entire trip.

Which carriers to travel between Zurich and Johannesburg?

Bus companies
The bus company FlixBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Frankfurt central station (Hesse Germany)
IC Bus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Zurich (serving Zurich bus station at 1.2 mi from centre) and the city of Munich where the coach will drop you off at München Flughafen station situated at about 18 mi from Munich city centre.
The coach company Eurolines CH carries out the route from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Frankfurt Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) (Hesse Germany)
Lufthansa carries out the flights from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Frankfurt am Main (arrival at Frankfurt International FRA airport) and from Frankfurt International FRA airport (located 6.8 mi from Frankfurt am Main, Germany) to Johannesburg (serving Johannesburg International JNB airport)
Cyprus Airways flies on the route from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Munich (arrival at Franz Josef Strauss MUC airport)
South African Airways schedules the flight from Franz Josef Strauss MUC airport (located 18 mi from Munich, Germany) to Johannesburg (serving Johannesburg International JNB airport)
Swiss International Airlines ensures the flight route from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Johannesburg (arrival at Johannesburg International JNB airport)
Railway companies
Deutsche Bahn provides a rail connection Zurich-Frankfurt am Main with the train ICE from Zurich HB railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Frankfurt (Main) Hbf at arrival (0.8 mi from centre)
SBB CFF FFS transports passengers on a rail line from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main with the train InterCity (IC) which leaves Zurich HB station to arrive at Frankfurt (Main) Hbf railway station (Hesse Germany)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Zurich-Frankfurt am Main (190.1 mi)

Stop cities from Zurich or cities to visit near Johannesburg

When travelling from Johannesburg to Zurich by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Munich, Frankfurt am Main (Germany). If you have some time on your way to Johannesburg or back to Zurich, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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