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from Zurich to Kiel

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Travel Information between Zurich and Kiel

distanceDistance484 miles (781 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • $31 (€26) • 8 h 44 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection

Take a train to travel 484 miles (781 km) between Zurich and Kiel. Deutsche Bahn with connection is the main travel company operating this trip. Travelers can even take a direct from Zurich to Kiel.

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FAQs

What are the international travel restrictions for Germany due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling from Zurich to Kiel?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Kiel, 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 Kiel 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 Kiel, 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 1/17/22. 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 from Zurich to Kiel.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Switzerland from Kiel, Germany?

Return travel to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Germany?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • 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

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

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland 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 Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 1/13/22. 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 Zurich from Kiel.

How do I get from Zurich to Kiel?

Travel between Zurich and Kiel by taking a train.

What is the fastest way to travel from Zurich to Kiel?

A train is the fastest way to get to Kiel from Zurich with an average travel time for this trip around 8 h 44 min.

How far is Kiel from Zurich?

The distance from Zurich to Kiel is approximately 484 miles (781 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Zurich to Kiel?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Kiel is:

  • 2 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Zurich to Kiel?

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

  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Zurich to Kiel depart from Zürich HB to Kiel Hbf.

Which travel companies can get me from Zurich to Kiel?

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

  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn with connection for trains to Kiel. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn with connection Zurich to Kiel tickets on Omio for $31 (€26).

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Zurich and Kiel ends?

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

How early should I buy tickets to Kiel from Zurich online for the best deals?

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

  • Train tickets are costing $31 (€26) one way on average.

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

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