How to travel from Kiel to Zurich

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from Kiel to Zurich

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

Our recommendation

To get from Kiel to Zurich on Dec 08 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:13AMKiel Hbf8h47 04:00PMZürich HB
0 transfers
06:38PMKiel Hbf12h48 07:26AMZürich HB
3 transfers
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04:50PMHamburg Airport3h20 08:10PMZurich Airport
1 transfer
11:13AMKiel Hbf8h47 08:00PMZürich HB
0 transfers
06:38PMKiel Hbf12h48 07:26AMZürich HB
2 transfers

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Travel Information from Kiel to Zurich

distanceDistance484 miles (781 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$41 - $129
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $41 (€37) • 9 h 23 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $129 (€117) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Swiss or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 484 miles (781 km) to Zurich from Kiel. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Swiss or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Kiel to Zurich.

Travel Tips: Travel from Kiel to Zurich

Travel Tips: Travel to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Kiel to Zurich.

Travel between Kiel, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Germany enter Switzerland?

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

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

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 11/6/22. 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 between Kiel and Zurich.

Return travel to Kiel, Germany from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Switzerland?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted 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 Kiel, Germany was last verified on 11/6/22. 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 Kiel from Zurich.

There are 4 ways to get from Kiel to Zurich: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Zurich from Kiel is by taking a train, which costs on average $41 (€37).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Zurich:

Taking a train is usually $11 (€10) less than taking a bus to Zurich, which costs on average $52 (€47) for the same trip.

Taking a train is about $88 (€80) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $129 (€117) for this journey.

The fastest way to get to Zurich from Kiel is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

Other travel options to Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 18 h 50 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 9 h 23 min   on average.

Zurich is approximately 484 miles (781 km) away from Kiel.

The average frequency per day from Kiel to Zurich is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 1 train per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Kiel to Zurich:

  • Buses from Kiel to Zurich most often leave from Kiel and arrive in Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Trains mostly leave from Kiel Hbf and tend to arrive in Zürich HB.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Kiel to Zurich, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Zurich by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Kiel to Zurich for $52 (€47) on Omio.
  • Swiss can take you to Zurich by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Swiss from Kiel to Zurich for $129 (€117).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Zurich by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Kiel to Zurich tickets on Omio for $41 (€37).
Many of our customers traveling from Kiel to Zurich don't make Zurich their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Zurich are Paris, Milan or Munich, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Zurich to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $52 (€47) one way.
  • A plane ticket costs $129 (€117) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $41 (€37) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Kiel 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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