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Train Information to Cardiff from Zurich

distanceDistance596 miles (962 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Zurich to Cardiff cover the 596 miles (962 km) long journey taking on average 25 h 1 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Cardiff Central.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Zurich, Switzerland and Cardiff, United Kingdom allowed?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Cardiff, United Kingdom by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter United Kingdom from Switzerland?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Cardiff, United Kingdom?

All travelers in United Kingdom must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 12/3/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Zurich and Cardiff as this information can change.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Zurich, Switzerland from Cardiff, United Kingdom?

Return travel from United Kingdom to Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Zurich from Cardiff?

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Tests performed on days 4 and 7 of quarantine
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

Last checked on 11/29/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Zurich from Cardiff.

How far is Cardiff from Zurich by train?
The distance from Zurich to Cardiff by train is approximately 596 miles (962 km).
How long is the train ride between Zurich and Cardiff?
The train time from Zurich to Cardiff is on average 25 h 1 min  for the 596 miles (962 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Zurich to Cardiff by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Zurich to Cardiff do I depart from? Which Cardiff train station from Zurich do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Zurich to start your trip from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. In Cardiff you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays).

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Zürich HB   and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Where is the train station in Zurich? Where is the train station in Cardiff?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Zürich HB, which is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Cardiff Central, located 0.2 miles (425 m) away from the city center.

How many train services per day are there to Cardiff from Zurich?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Zurich to Cardiff. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich 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 Zurich for your trip to Cardiff.

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