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Train Information to Zurich from Dortmund

distanceDistance290 miles (467 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price$44 (€35)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Dortmund to Zurich cover the 290 miles (467 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 7 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $24 (€19), but the average price of train tickets is $44 (€35). Travelers depart most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.

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Deutsche Bahn trains between Dortmund and Zurich

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Deutsche Bahn

Travel 290 miles (467 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) between Dortmund and Zurich. Check the DB train schedule for your trip from Dortmund to Zurich on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Dortmund and Zurich you can pay as low as $24 (€19).

Deutsche Bahn is the main provider of Germany’s train services and makes an average of 40, 000 train journeys domestically and internationally every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn includes its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

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, bathrooms are standard amenities, but other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Deutsche Bahn train ticket between Dortmund and Zurich:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Dortmund to Zurich
Travel by train 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 Dortmund to Zurich.
FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Dortmund and Zurich?

Travel by train between Dortmund, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Zurich from Dortmund restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Dortmund?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 9/13/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Dortmund and Zurich closer to your date of departure here

What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from Zurich, Switzerland?

The restriction level for your return train to Dortmund, Germany from Zurich is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Dortmund from Zurich restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Zurich?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Dortmund, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/15/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Dortmund from Zurich closer to your date of departure here here.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Dortmund to Zurich?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Dortmund to Zurich to cost as little as $24 (€19)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train from Dortmund to Zurich?
The train price to Zurich from Dortmund is on average $44 (€35)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
What is the distance from Dortmund to Zurich by train?
The train distance from Dortmund to Zurich is around 290 miles (467 km).
How long is the train from Dortmund to Zurich?
The Dortmund to Zurich train duration is on average 7 h 7 min, which is to be expected when traveling 290 miles (467 km) to Zurich from Dortmund. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Which train station from Dortmund to Zurich do I depart from? Which Zurich train station from Dortmund do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Dortmund, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund-Germania and Dortmund-Hörde. When you arrive in Zurich, your train can arrive in train stations including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Dortmund Hbf   to Zürich HB.

Where is the Dortmund train station located? Where is the Zurich train station located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Dortmund Hbf, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Dortmund.

The most popular arrival train station, Zürich HB, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Zurich.

Which train providers should I travel with from Dortmund to Zurich?
If you're looking for trains from Dortmund to Zurich, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn to get you to Zurich. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Dortmund to Zurich trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there between Dortmund and Zurich?
On average, there are 4 trains a day from Dortmund to Zurich. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Dortmund to Zurich? When is the last train from Dortmund to Zurich?
You can take the earliest train from Dortmund to Zurich at 4: 36 AM   or take the last train from Dortmund to Zurich leaving at 11: 45 PM. Look for the latest Dortmund to Zurich train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How far in advance should I book train tickets between Dortmund and Zurich for the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Dortmund to Zurich is on average $44 (€35) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Dortmund and Zurich available a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Dortmund
Zurich
Dortmund Hbf
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