How to travel from Düsseldorf to Zurich

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from Düsseldorf to Zurich

You can get from Düsseldorf to Zurich by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Düsseldorf to Zurich on Jul 04 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:16PMDüsseldorf Hbf8h10 07:26AMZürich HB
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11:16PMDüsseldorf Hbf8h10 07:26AMZürich HB
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08:24AMDüsseldorf Hbf6h28 02:52PMZürich HB
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06:24PMDüsseldorf Hbf6h42 01:06AMZürich HB
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07:23PMDüsseldorf Hbf5h43 01:06AMZürich HB
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Travel Information from Düsseldorf to Zurich

distanceDistance277 miles (447 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$49 - $224
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $49 (€44) • 12 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $224 (€200) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 277 miles (447 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Düsseldorf and Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $49 (€44). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Düsseldorf to Zurich.

How to get from Düsseldorf to Zürich

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Düsseldorf to Zürich, 58,49% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Düsseldorf to Zürich and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

Travel between Düsseldorf, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Germany enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Zurich from Düsseldorf?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Zurich, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 7/2/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Zurich from Düsseldorf.

Return travel to Düsseldorf, Germany from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Switzerland?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Düsseldorf, Germany was last verified on 7/1/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Düsseldorf from Zurich.

There are 4 ways to travel from Düsseldorf to Zurich including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Zurich from Düsseldorf is by taking a bus, which costs on average $49 (€44).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Zurich:

Taking a bus is about $175 (€156) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $224 (€200) for this trip.

A bus is generally $166 (€148) less than a ferry for the same journey. Taking a ferry costs on average $215 (€192) from Düsseldorf to Zurich.

Taking a bus is usually $65 (€58) less than taking a train to Zurich, which costs on average $114 (€102) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Zurich from Düsseldorf is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 12 h   on average.

In comparison, going by ferry can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Zurich by train can take on average 5 h 54 min.

You should expect to travel around 277 miles (447 km) between Düsseldorf and Zurich.

The average frequency per day from Düsseldorf to Zurich is:

  • Around 4 buses per day.
  • 14 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Zurich from Düsseldorf as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Düsseldorf to Zurich:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Düsseldorf, Hbf, Worringer Straße to Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Most travelers take a flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Zurich Airport.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Düsseldorf to Zurich depart from Düsseldorf Hbf to Zürich HB.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Düsseldorf to Zurich:

  • You can travel between Düsseldorf and Zurich by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $49 (€44) with Flixbus from Düsseldorf to Zurich.
  • You can go to Zurich from Düsseldorf by plane with Eurowings. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $224 (€200) with Eurowings from Düsseldorf to Zurich on Omio.
  • You can travel from Düsseldorf to Zurich by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $114 (€102) with Deutsche Bahn from Düsseldorf to Zurich.

Yes, there are direct services available from Düsseldorf to Zurich with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 2 direct buses per day with BlaBlaCar.
  • You'll find 1 direct train per day with Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Euro City (EC).

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Zurich as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Zurich from Düsseldorf.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Düsseldorf to Zurich often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Düsseldorf and Zurich itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Zurich and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Düsseldorf to Zurich, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $49 (€44) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $224 (€200) one way.
  • A ferry ticket costs $215 (€192) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $114 (€102) one way.

But we recommend booking Düsseldorf to Zurich tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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