The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Zurich to Cologne is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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6 h 6 m
9 h 27 m
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Of the 3 trains that leave Zurich for Cologne every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||140 miles (225 km)|
|Average train ticket price||$25 (€21)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train providers||Trenitalia or Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express|
Trains from Zurich to Cologne cover the 140 miles (225 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 55 min with our travel partners like Trenitalia or Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $1 (€1), but the average price of train tickets is $25 (€21). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Cologne.
Travel from Zurich to Cologne on Trenitalia and Deutsche Bahn trains with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.
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 to Cologne from 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.
Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Cologne train information:
Trenitalia is Italy’s national railroad company providing services across the whole country, giving you ample opportunity to discover the beauty and culture of Italy. Trenitalia’s fleet of trains include its high-speed trains Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca as well as intercity, regional and night trains. Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard services on long-distance routes, and, in most cases, there is barrier-free access on Trenitalia trains.
Taking a train with Trenitalia is a great way to travel from Zurich to Cologne, and Omio can show you the best times and tickets available for the 140 miles (225 km) long train route. Trenitalia offers different fares for the Zurich to Cologne trip with ticket options like Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria. You can even apply Trenitalia discount cards on Omio at the time of purchasing tickets. Simply check the current Trenitalia train schedule, compare the cheapest, fastest, or earliest routes from Zurich to Cologne, and buy your cheap Trenitalia train ticket on Omio easily and securely today.
Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Cologne, Italy by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Italy, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 3/8/23. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Zurich before traveling.
Return travel from Italy to Switzerland is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 3/22/23. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Zurich from Cologne.
Omio customers book a train from Zürich HB to Cologne most frequently for this route.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Zürich HB, is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city center of Zurich.
The most popular arrival train station, Cologne, is located 0.6 miles (1 km) away from the city center of Cologne.
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