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Overview: Train from Zermatt to Cologne

distanceDistance340 miles (549 km)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day

Trains from Zermatt to Cologne cover the 340 miles (549 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 16 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Zermatt, Bahnhof and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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What are the travel restrictions for Cologne, Germany if I'm coming from Zermatt, Switzerland by train?

Travel between Zermatt, Switzerland and Cologne, Germany by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany from Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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

All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/22/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Zermatt to Cologne as this information can change.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Cologne, Germany to Zermatt, Switzerland?

Return travel from Germany to Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Zermatt from Cologne?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

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

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

Last checked on 1/20/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Zermatt from Cologne.

How far is Cologne from Zermatt by train?

The train distance from Zermatt to Cologne is around 340 miles (549 km).

How long is the train from Zermatt to Cologne?

On average the Zermatt to Cologne train travel time is 7 h 16 min  for the 340 miles (549 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

When traveling by train from Zermatt to Cologne, which train station in Zermatt do I depart from and which train station in Cologne do I arrive in?

When departing from Zermatt, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Zermatt, Bahnhof, Zermatt, Vispa and Zermatt ZBAG-zsb. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your route in train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

Omio customers book a train from Zermatt, Bahnhof   to Köln Hbf   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Zermatt located? Where is the arrival train station in Cologne located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Zermatt, Bahnhof, which is located around 0.2 miles (322 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city center.

How many trains are there from Zermatt to Cologne a day?

The average number of trains departing Zermatt for Cologne is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zermatt, Bahnhof is the most popular Zermatt 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 Zermatt for your trip to Cologne.