Gelsenkirchen to Zurich train

Cheap train tickets from Gelsenkirchen to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Aug 17

Cheapest

26

Average

31

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.

Deutsche Bahn
01:29AMGelsenkirchen7h54 09:23AMZurich
0 transfers
261One-way
Deutsche Bahn with connection
04:39AMGelsenkirchen6h44 11:23AMZurich
0 transfers
371One-way

Train schedule from Gelsenkirchen to Zurich

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Deutsche Bahn
01:29AMGelsenkirchen7h54 09:23AMZurich
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Deutsche Bahn with connection
04:39AMGelsenkirchen6h44 11:23AMZurich
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Fastest train times from Gelsenkirchen to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Aug 17

Fastest Journey

6 h 44 m

Average

7 h 19 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

472 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Gelsenkirchen for Zurich every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn with connection
04:39AMGelsenkirchen6h44 11:23AMZurich
0 transfers
371One-way
Deutsche Bahn
01:29AMGelsenkirchen7h54 09:23AMZurich
0 transfers
261One-way

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Overview: Train from Gelsenkirchen to Zurich

distanceDistance292 miles (471 km)
durationAverage train duration10 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price$59 (€55)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn Regional

Trains from Gelsenkirchen to Zurich cover the 292 miles (471 km) long trip taking on average 10 h 35 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn Regional. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $28 (€26), but the average price of train tickets is $59 (€55). Travelers depart most frequently from Gelsenkirchen Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Gelsenkirchen to Zurich trains

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Deutsche Bahn

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 Gelsenkirchen to Zurich train.

Gelsenkirchen to Zurich train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 7 h 14 min
  • Average Price: $28
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 20 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Gelsenkirchen to Zurich

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FAQs

Travel by train between Gelsenkirchen, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Zurich from Gelsenkirchen restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

The above information was last checked on 8/3/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zurich from Gelsenkirchen closer to your date of departure here

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

Is my return train into Gelsenkirchen from Zurich restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Gelsenkirchen, 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 8/8/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Gelsenkirchen from Zurich closer to your date of departure here here.

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Gelsenkirchen and Zurich for as low as $28 (€26)  for the next 7 days.
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Gelsenkirchen to Zurich train to cost on average $59 (€55)  one way.
The train distance from Gelsenkirchen to Zurich is around 292 miles (471 km).
While the time it takes to travel 292 miles (471 km) from Gelsenkirchen to Zurich can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Gelsenkirchen to Zurich train journey time is on average 10 h 35 min.

There are a few train stations in Gelsenkirchen to start your trip from including Gelsenkirchen Hbf, Gelsenkirchen-Hassel and Gelsenkirchen Zoo. In Zurich you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich Oerlikon.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Gelsenkirchen Hbf   and arrive in Zürich HB.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Gelsenkirchen Hbf and travel around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Zürich HB and need to travel approximately 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the train station to the city center in Zurich.

If you're looking for trains from Gelsenkirchen to Zurich, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn Regional to get you to Zurich. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Gelsenkirchen to Zurich trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Gelsenkirchen for Zurich is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the first train from Gelsenkirchen to Zurich at 4: 39 AM. The last train from Gelsenkirchen to Zurich that you can take departs at 11: 29 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Gelsenkirchen to Zurich schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
If you buy the Gelsenkirchen to Zurich train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $59 (€55). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Gelsenkirchen to Zurich. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Gelsenkirchen
Zurich
Gelsenkirchen Hbf is the most popular Gelsenkirchen 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 Gelsenkirchen for your trip to Zurich.
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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.
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