The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Rotterdam to Zurich is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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|Distance||363 miles (585 km)|
|Average train duration||12 h|
|Average train ticket price||$74 (€64)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn, NS International | IC, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Thalys|
Trains from Rotterdam to Zurich cover the 363 miles (585 km) long journey taking on average 12 h with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, NS International | IC, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Thalys. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $46 (€40), but the average price of train tickets is $74 (€64). Travelers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Zürich HB.
Travel to Zurich from Rotterdam from $46 (€40) with Omio’s train partners Thalys and Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip 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 from Rotterdam to Zurich. 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.
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train to Zurich from Rotterdam with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
Are you making plans to travel from Rotterdam to Zurich? Why not take a train with Thalys? Omio can show you current Thalys train times, tickets, travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Rotterdam to Zurich trains all in one place. On the Thalys train, you can expect to travel 363 miles (585 km) between Rotterdam and Zurich. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between Rotterdam and Zurich, you can quickly see if the Thalys ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way Thalys train to Zurich from Rotterdam, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!
Rotterdam to Zurich train information with Thalys:
Travel between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Zurich, Switzerland by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 1/24/23. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Rotterdam to Zurich as this information can change.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Zurich to Rotterdam is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
What are the requirements?
The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 1/9/23. 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 Rotterdam from Zurich here.
When departing from Rotterdam, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Noord and Rotterdam Blaak. When arriving in Zurich, you can end your route in train stations like Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich Oerlikon.
Omio customers book a train from Rotterdam Centraal to Zürich HB most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Rotterdam Centraal, is located 0.6 miles (875 m) from the city center of Rotterdam.
The most popular arrival train station, Zürich HB, is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city center of Zurich.
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