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Train Information from Zurich to Cologne

distanceDistance140 miles (225 km)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day

Trains from Zurich to Cologne cover the 140 miles (225 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 33 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Cologne.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Zurich, Switzerland and Cologne, Italy allowed?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Cologne, Italy by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Italy from Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

All travelers in Italy must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/25/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Zurich and Cologne as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering Switzerland from Cologne, Italy?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Cologne to Zurich is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Italy?

Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

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

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • 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: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/23/21. 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 Zurich from Cologne here.

How many miles is it from Zurich to Cologne by train?
The Zurich to Cologne train distance is approximately 140 miles (225 km).
What is the Zurich to Cologne train travel time?
On average the Zurich to Cologne train time is 5 h 33 min  covering the 140 miles (225 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Zurich to Cologne depart from? Which Cologne train station do I come into from Zurich?

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Zürich HB   to Cologne.

Where do I find the Zurich train station to Cologne? Where is the Cologne train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Zürich HB, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Zurich.

The most popular arrival train station, Cologne, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Cologne.

How many trains per day are there between Zurich and Cologne?
On average, there are 6 trains a day from Zurich to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Zürich HB
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