The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Zurich to Dortmund is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
This is the last train of the day.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
6 h 44 m
6 h 44 m
Trains per day
It's difficult to get from Zurich to Dortmund without transferring at least once.
|Distance||290 miles (467 km)|
|Average train duration||7 h 13 min|
|Average train ticket price||$66 (€57)|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn with connection or SBB GmbH|
Trains from Zurich to Dortmund cover the 290 miles (467 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 13 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn with connection or SBB GmbH. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $66 (€57), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $46 (€40). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Dortmund Hbf.
For as little as $46 (€40) you can travel by train to Dortmund from Zurich with ÖBB Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn and SBB. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.
Enjoy a smooth and easy journey from Zurich to Dortmund with ÖBB Nightjet! As an official travel partner of ÖBB Nightjet, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from ÖBB Nightjet, compare the best routes from Zurich to Dortmund as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable ÖBB Nightjet Zurich to Dortmund train ticket available today. If you search for ÖBB Nightjet tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train between Zurich and Dortmund on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 290 miles (467 km) route to Dortmund from Zurich with ease and comfort on a train with ÖBB Nightjet.
SBB is Switzerland's main train company and for your next train trip from Zurich to Dortmund, SBB offers these ticket types: Round-trip Standard Ticket or First Class.
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 Zurich to Dortmund. 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.
Travel by train between Zurich, Switzerland and Dortmund, Germany is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 3/22/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Zurich and Dortmund closer to your date of departure here
Return travel from Germany to Switzerland is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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 Dortmund.
When taking the train to Dortmund from Zurich, you can choose to depart from train stations like Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich Oerlikon. Your route can end in train stations such as Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund-Germania and Dortmund-Hörde.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Zürich HB and arrive in Dortmund Hbf.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Zürich HB and need to travel around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Dortmund most often arrive at Dortmund Hbf and need to travel around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from this train station to the city center.
Here are some other resources that might have the information you need