How to travel from Zurich to Ilmenau

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Travel Information between Zurich and Ilmenau

distanceDistance252 miles (407 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $359
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€20) • 13 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $333 (€293) • 2 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 252 miles (407 km) to Ilmenau from Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $23 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Zurich to Ilmenau.

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

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Ilmenau, 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 6/24/22. 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 Ilmenau from Zurich.

The restriction level for your return to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Zurich from Ilmenau restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Zurich from Ilmenau?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 6/17/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zurich from Ilmenau closer to your date of departure here.

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

The cheapest way to get from Zurich to Ilmenau is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $23 (€20) compared to other travel options to Ilmenau:

Taking a bus is about $310 (€273) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $333 (€293) for this route.

Taking a bus is usually $336 (€296) less than taking a ferry to Ilmenau, which costs on average $359 (€316) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $2 (€1) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $24 (€21) from Zurich to Ilmenau.

The fastest way to get to Ilmenau from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 40 min.

Other travel options to Ilmenau can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 13 h 30 min   of travel time.

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

In comparison, going by train can take 9 h 31 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 252 miles (407 km) between Zurich and Ilmenau.

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Ilmenau is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 4 trains per day.

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

  • Trains mostly depart from Zürich HB and arrive in Ilmenau.

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

  • You can take a flight from Zurich to Ilmenau with Lufthansa Cityline. Cheap tickets can be found for $333 (€293) with Lufthansa Cityline from Zurich to Ilmenau.
  • You can travel by train between Zurich and Ilmenau with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Zurich to Ilmenau tickets for $24 (€21) on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to Ilmenau often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Erfurt or Frankfurt am Main. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich and Ilmenau itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Ilmenau and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Zurich to Ilmenau, 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 route is costing $23 (€20) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket costs $333 (€293) one way on average for this route.
  • A ferry ticket for this journey costs on average $359 (€316) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $24 (€21) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Zurich to Ilmenau 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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