How to travel from Zurich to Bonn

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from Zurich to Bonn

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

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To get from Zurich to Bonn on Aug 15 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

01:08PMZürich HB5h35 06:43PMBonn Hbf
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10:32PMZürich HB11h49 10:21AMBonn Hbf
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11:08AMZürich HB5h35 04:43PMBonn Hbf
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03:59PMZürich HB5h44 09:43PMBonn Hbf
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10:59AMZürich HB5h44 04:43PMBonn Hbf
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821One-way

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Travel Information to Bonn from Zurich

distanceDistance241 miles (389 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $373
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $22 (€20) • 5 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $65 (€60) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 241 miles (389 km) from Zurich to Bonn. 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 $22 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Zurich to Bonn.

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FAQs

Travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Bonn, Germany is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Bonn from Zurich restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bonn, Germany from Zurich?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Bonn, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 8/8/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Zurich and Bonn closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 8/3/22. 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 Bonn here.

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

The cheapest way to get from Zurich to Bonn is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $22 (€20) compared to other travel options to Bonn:

Taking a train is usually $3 (€3) less than taking a bus to Bonn, which costs on average $25 (€23) for the same trip.

Taking a train is about $44 (€40) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $65 (€60) for this route.

A train is generally $352 (€324) less than a ferry for the same route. Taking a ferry costs on average $373 (€344) from Zurich to Bonn.

The fastest way to get to Bonn from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Bonn can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Bonn by bus can take on average 11 h 45 min.

In comparison, getting to Bonn by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 35 min   of travel time.

The distance from Zurich to Bonn is approximately 241 miles (389 km).

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Bonn is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Zurich to Bonn 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 Zurich to Bonn:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) to Bonn, Museumsmeile.
  • Most travelers take a train from Zürich HB to Bonn Hbf.

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

  • You can take a bus from Zurich to Bonn with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $25 (€23) with Flixbus from Zurich to Bonn.
  • You can take a flight from Zurich to Bonn with Eurowings. Cheap tickets can be found for $65 (€60) with Eurowings from Zurich to Bonn.
  • You can travel by train between Zurich and Bonn with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Zurich to Bonn tickets for $22 (€20) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Zurich to Bonn with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 1 direct train a day to Bonn with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Euro City (EC).

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

Many of our customers traveling from Zurich to Bonn don't make Bonn their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Bonn are Berlin, Cologne or Frankfurt am Main, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bonn to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Zurich to Bonn, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $25 (€23) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $65 (€60) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost $373 (€344) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $22 (€20) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Zurich to Bonn online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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