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Cheap train tickets and times from Cologne to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Jun 20

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

5 h 5 m

Average

5 h 30 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

413 km

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to start from $148 with an average ticket price of $189.

The fastest train from Cologne to takes 5h 5m in comparison to an average duration of 5h 30m and covers a distance of 413 km.

6 trains that leave Cologne for every day with It's difficult to get from Cologne to Zurich without transferring at least once. travelling directly.

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
08:53AM5h59
Cologne Hbf
02:52PMZürich Hbf
$1481One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
08:55AM5h05
Cologne Hbf
02:00PMZürich Hbf
$1661One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn with connection
09:11AM5h15
Cologne Messe/Deutz
02:26PMZürich Hbf
$1721One-way
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:53AM6h07
Cologne Hbf
04:00PMZürich Hbf
$2201One-way
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:55AM5h31
Cologne Hbf
03:26PMZürich Hbf
$2381One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Zurich

distanceDistance256 miles (413 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 49 min
priceAverage train ticket price$160 (€140)
frequencyTrain frequency11 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB Nightjet or ÖBB | ICE

Trains from Cologne to Zurich cover the 256 miles (413 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 49 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB Nightjet or ÖBB | ICE. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $55 (€48), but the average price of train tickets is $160 (€140). Travelers depart most frequently from Cologne Hbf and arrive in Zürich Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity and ÖBB | Euro City (EC) from Cologne to Zurich trains

Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity and ÖBB | Euro City (EC) trains will get you between Cologne and Zurich from $46 (€40). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Zurich train.

Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Zurich train information:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 4 min
  • Cheapest Price: $46
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 11 a day

Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB) classes from Cologne to Zurich

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Cologne to Zurich with Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB)

Inter City Express (ICE)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 89 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at seat and restaurant
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Inter City Express (ICE)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 80 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at the restaurant
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Intercity (IC)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Intercity (IC)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Regional Express (RE)

1st class & 2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

Regionalbahn (RB)

1st class & 2nd class
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Power sockets on some trains
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

FAQs: Trains from Cologne to Zurich

FAQs: Travel by train from Cologne 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 Cologne to Zurich.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Zurich can start from as little as $55 (€48) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cologne to Zurich is $160 (€140); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Cologne to Zurich is 4 h 49 min   to travel the 256 mile (413 km) long trip, with around there are 11 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cologne to Zurich leaves at 4: 53 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cologne to Zurich leaves at 10: 55 PM.
There are 11 trains a day from Cologne to Zurich which require at least one change with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB Nightjet or ÖBB | ICE. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Zurich. Take the fast train with ÖBB | ICE from Cologne to Zurich.
For the route from Cologne to Zurich you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB Nightjet or ÖBB | ICE. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Zurich from Cologne on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, you can take a night train from Cologne to Zurich with ÖBB Nightjet. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Cologne Hbf, Cologne Messe/Deutz and Cologne/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in Zurich, you can end your journey in train stations like Zürich Hbf, Zurich Airport and Zürich Stadelhofen.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cologne Hbf, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Zürich Hbf, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Zurich from Cologne is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 49 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Cologne to Zurich by train is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between Cologne and Zurich including taking a train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Cologne and Zurich

Cologne
Zurich
Cologne Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your trip to Zurich.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+49 2211411055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Cologne Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
Cologne Messe/DeutzWifiLockersParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Cologne/Bonn FlughafenShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Cologne SüdShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne-EhrenfeldATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne MülheimShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Cologne HansaringATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne-Müngersdorf TechnologieparkATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne WestATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne TrimbornstrATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne-NippesParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne-BuchforstParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne Geldernstr. /ParkgürtelATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility

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