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from Zurich to Bochum

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

Our recommendation

To get from Zurich to Bochum on Jan 17 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:08AMZürich HB7h12 06:20PMBochum Hbf
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09:59PMZürich HB9h11 07:10AMBochum Hbf
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01:08PMZürich HB7h12 08:20PMBochum Hbf
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02:59PMZürich HB6h10 09:09PMBochum Hbf
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12:59PMZürich HB6h21 07:20PMBochum Hbf
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Travel Information between Zurich and Bochum

distanceDistance290 miles (467 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $168
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $24 (€20) • 6 h 9 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $168 (€140) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight or train to travel 290 miles (467 km) from Zurich to Bochum. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Zurich to Bochum.

Travel Tips: Travel from Zurich to Bochum

Travel to Bochum 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 Zurich to Bochum.

Is international travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Bochum, Germany allowed?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Bochum, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 1/15/22. 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 Bochum from Zurich.

Are there restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Bochum, Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic?

The current restriction level for returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Zurich, Switzerland from Bochum, Germany?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Zurich from Bochum?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Which rules do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/13/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Zurich from Bochum here.

How do I get from Zurich to Bochum?

There are 2 travel options from Zurich to Bochum: flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Zurich to Bochum?

The cheapest way to get from Zurich to Bochum is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $24 (€20) compared to other travel options to Bochum:

Taking a train is about $144 (€120) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $168 (€140) for this trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Zurich to Bochum?

The fastest way from Zurich to Bochum is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bochum that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 6 h 9 min.

How far is Bochum from Zurich?

The distance from Zurich to Bochum is approximately 290 miles (467 km).

When traveling from Zurich to Bochum, where do I depart from Zurich and where do I arrive in Bochum?

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

  • Trains mostly leave from Zürich HB and tend to arrive in Bochum Hbf.

Who can get me from Zurich to Bochum?

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

  • You can go to Bochum from Zurich by plane with Eurowings. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $168 (€140) with Eurowings from Zurich to Bochum on Omio.
  • You can travel between Zurich and Bochum by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $24 (€20) with Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Bochum.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Zurich to Bochum?

Omio customers who travel from Zurich to Bochum often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Hamburg or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bochum and these popular destinations at a great price.

How far in advance should I buy my Zurich to Bochum one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $168 (€140) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $24 (€20) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Zurich to Bochum 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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