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Intercity Buses ( traveling from zurich to rest of Europe by bus )

Can anyone update here on traveling by bus, coaches from Zurich to rest of Europe?

does Zurich city have a Luxury coach service to go outside of Switzerland ?

Which company to use, any recommendations, websites ? also does Zurich have a bus station for intercity( outside Switzerland ) coaches ?

Anyone with any experience on this topic , can add and share with other Ef members.
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Re: Intercity Buses ( traveling from zurich to rest of Europe by bus )

http://www.eurolines.ch/index.php ?

Plus I have seen a lot of busses behind Zürich HB (Where the Starbucks and the parking house is)
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Re: Intercity Buses ( traveling from zurich to rest of Europe by bus )

Student Agency

Express Bus

Mein Fernbus

http://www.alsa-eggmann.ch/

http://www.busticket.de/

Gare Routière Geneva schedules

http://www.autoprevoz.org/engleski/redvoznje.php

Italy to CH and elsewhere

http://www.traveltohungary.com/engli...les.php?id=591

http://bustravel.webnode.cz/switzerland/

http://bogojevic-reisen.ch/putovanja_d.html
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Re: Intercity Buses ( traveling from zurich to rest of Europe by bus )

http://meinfernbus.de/ - more routes added.
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Re: Intercity Buses ( traveling from zurich to rest of Europe by bus )

From Milan, there are excellent buses to Paris etc. ( and thereon to say London if you are game for it ) - very cheap if booked in advanced.

http://www.idbus.co.uk/
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Re: Intercity Buses ( traveling from zurich to rest of Europe by bus )

There might soon be decent deals by bus once Deutsche Bahn loses the monopoly in January 2013.

TL DE in EN


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Deutsche Post and motoring association ADAC are looking into launching a joint long-distance bus service as an 80 year-old law guaranteeing Deutsche Bahn a near monopoly on longer journeys is due to be lifted.

The announcement comes as the underdeveloped German bus travel market is due to be opened up on January 1, 2013 after nearly 80 years of restriction under German law.
http://www.polskibus.com/en

http://uk.megabus.com/
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Zurich to Munich 15 Euro

I recently found this bus to Munich and tested it out. I have made a video of the experience and would like to share it here with you. I can highly recommend this service!
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Re: Intercity Buses ( traveling from zurich to rest of Europe by bus )

National Express UK will be opening up routes in Germany from April ( website going online in March ).

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As things stand, we will use the first routes in April. The first route we will connect 10 popular German cities. The site will go online on 1st March.
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Re: Intercity Buses ( traveling from zurich to rest of Europe by bus )

Meinfernbus.de has added two new routes.

Routes

Discount:
50% off for Intercity Bus Ride on MeinFernBus.DE
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Re: Intercity Buses ( traveling from zurich to rest of Europe by bus )

Spain: ALSA, their Plus service and KMTrico Bus pass.

http://www.kmtriko.com/es/tipos.html

http://www.alsa.es/en/bus-plus/what-is-it/

Non-residents can sign up online and get the ALSA card in about 3 weeks using their B / C / L permit numbers.

Advanced purchase begets a 60% discount.
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Re: Intercity Buses ( traveling from zurich to rest of Europe by bus )

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Can anyone update here on traveling by bus, coaches from Zurich to rest of Europe?
you could also check http://www.busliniensuche.de/busverbindungen/zuerich for an overview of coaches from zurich. Unfortunaetly, it's only available in german but I hope you still get the information you are looking for.
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I recently found this bus to Munich and tested it out. I have made a video of the experience and would like to share it here with you. I can highly recommend this service!

thanks for this info - very good news.

i want to go to munich, absolutely, but have never quite got round to paying the 150 quid train fare but (for all those who didn't check the link) you can get return from zurich for like 35 francs or something. it takes 4 hours.

nice video too, and while i like your suggestions for on-board entertainment, i.e. the packed lunch and tangerines, i might also add, don't forget the bottle of wine! there's nothing like arriving in a strange place blotto!
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thanks for this info - very good news.

i want to go to munich, absolutely, but have never quite got round to paying the 150 quid train fare but (for all those who didn't check the link) you can get return from zurich for like 35 francs or something. it takes 4 hours.

nice video too, and while i like your suggestions for on-board entertainment, i.e. the packed lunch and tangerines, i might also add, don't forget the bottle of wine! there's nothing like arriving in a strange place blotto!
As long as some grumpy bus driver doesn't tell you you can't drink alcohol on the bus. And you can't unpack your sandwiches either. But he's still offended if you don't tip generously.
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Re: Intercity Buses ( traveling from zurich to rest of Europe by bus )

thats a good point, while hiding booze is one thing (apple are releasing the brown paper bag 6.0 soon), hiding gin-soaked depravity is quite another i suppose.

your point about tipping the driver might be a joke - but i have to ask coz i don't know the custom, is tipping the driver 'a thing to do' round these parts?
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your point about tipping the driver might be a joke - but i have to ask coz i don't know the custom, is tipping the driver 'a thing to do' round these parts?
if he handles your luggage, it is normal to tip.
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that's fair enough i suppose! unless he drives like a maniac i'll tip the fellow.
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if he handles your luggage, it is normal to tip.
In CH/DE? Sounds rather an Americanism?

FWIW, you do not tip public transport coach drivers in the UK, whether they handle your luggage or not.

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Re: Intercity Buses ( traveling from zurich to rest of Europe by bus )

Sometimes Eurolines Germany Touring.de has interesting offers like the current one from Stuttgart to Barcelona return from EUR16.20
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Re: Intercity Buses ( traveling from zurich to rest of Europe by bus )

I am looking for a very cheap way to travel from Geneva (or Nyon, Lausanne) to Vienna and back for one of our guests (student). The travel dates are 15th or 16th February to Vienna and 22nd February back from Vienna.

I tried searching the forum and came up with this thread. I vaguely remember there were others too, but couldn't find them.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Intercity Buses ( traveling from zurich to rest of Europe by bus )

If you go to Geneva railway station at Cornavin, they can make you an offer, as you are booking 4 weeks in advance. Usually cheaper on weekend journeys.

http://www.bahn.de/i/view/CHE/de/index.shtml

Bahnhof/Haltestelle Datum Zeit Gleis Produkte
depart Geneve Sa, 15.02.14 at 09:45
platform 4 IC 721 Intercity
Fahrradmitnahme begrenzt möglich, Bitte reservieren, Businessabteil, Bordrestaurant, Imbiss und Getränke erhältlich, Handy-/Ruhezonen, Kleinkindabteil arrive Zürich HB Sa, 15.02.14 at 12:28 platform 12


Bahnhof/Haltestelle Datum Zeit Gleis Produkte
depart Vienna Westbahnhof Sa, 22.02.14 at 09:30 platform 7 RJ 162 railjet
Businessabteil, Bordrestaurant, Teilstrecke Imbiss und Getränke erhältlich, Kinderkino arrive Zürich HB Sa, 22.02.14 at 17:20 platform 10

Umsteigezeit 12 Min. 12 minutes to change trains

Umsteigezeit anpassen

depart Zürich HB Sa, 22.02.14 at 17:32 platform 17 IC 732 Intercity
Fahrradmitnahme begrenzt möglich, Bitte reservieren, Businessabteil, Bordrestaurant, Teilstrecke Imbiss und Getränke erhältlich, Handy-/Ruhezonen, Kleinkindabteil arrive Geneve Sa, 22.02.14 at 20:15 platform 2
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