The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
This is the last train of the day.
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4 h 53 m
Trains per day
Of the 34 trains that leave Cologne Hbf for Zürich HB every day 2 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 30 min|
|Average train ticket price||$61 (€56)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express|
Trains from Cologne Hbf to Zürich HB cover the 255 miles (412 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 30 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $61 (€56), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $33 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.
You can travel by train between Cologne Hbf and Zürich HB with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $33 (€30). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
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 from Cologne Hbf to Zürich HB. 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.
Deutsche Bahn from Cologne Hbf to Zürich HB train information:
Travel by train between Cologne Hbf, Germany and Zürich HB, Switzerland is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 8/3/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zürich HB from Cologne Hbf closer to your date of departure here
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Zürich HB to Cologne Hbf is: Fully open
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
What are the requirements?
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 8/8/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Cologne Hbf from Zürich HB here.
Omio customers book a train from Köln Hbf to Zürich HB most frequently for this route.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Zürich HB most often arrive at Zürich HB and need to travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from this train station to the city center.
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