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The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Zurich to Kiel will cost around $ 144 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 81.
This is the last train of the day.
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8 h 44 m
10 h 54 m
Trains per day
Of the 21 trains that leave Zurich for Kiel every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 781 km distance in an average of 10 h 54 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 8 h 44 m .
The slowest trains will take 13 h 35 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||484 miles (781 km)|
|Average train duration||13 h|
|Average train ticket price||$81 (€71)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB|
Trains from Zurich to Kiel cover the 484 miles (781 km) long route taking on average 13 h with our travel partners like ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $81 (€71), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $80 (€71). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Kiel Hbf.
Find the best trains from Zurich to Kiel with Omio's travel partners ÖBB and Deutsche Bahn from $80 (€71). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Zurich to Kiel train.
Zurich to Kiel train information with Deutsche Bahn:
When purchasing your Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Zurich to Kiel, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:
Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Kiel, Germany by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 5/22/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Zurich to Kiel before traveling.
The restriction level for your return train to Zurich, Switzerland from Kiel is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 5/9/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zurich from Kiel closer to your date of departure here here.
When departing from Zurich, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich Oerlikon. When arriving in Kiel, you can end your trip in train stations like Kiel Hbf, Kiel, Hbf Kaistraße and Kiel-Hassee CITTI-PARK.
Omio customers book a train from Zürich HB to Kiel Hbf most frequently for this route.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Zürich HB, located approximately 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city center of Zurich. The most popular arrival train station in Kiel, called Kiel Hbf, is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from its city center.
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