The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne Hbf to Zürich Hauptbahnhof is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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5 h 11 m
6 h 57 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave Cologne Hbf for Zürich Hauptbahnhof every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||255 miles (412 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 59 min|
|Average train ticket price||$84 (€76)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train providers||ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | InterCity, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Cologne Hbf to Zürich Hauptbahnhof cover the 255 miles (412 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 59 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | InterCity, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $84 (€76), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $55 (€50). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.
Travel from Cologne Hbf to Zürich Hauptbahnhof from $55 (€50) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB Nightjet! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Cologne Hbf and Zürich Hauptbahnhof. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Köln Hbf, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Zürich HB, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.
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