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Edinburgh to Zurich by train

  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    23:59
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    12hr 56m
  • Distance
    1,248 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    19
  • Avg. journey time
    22hr 45m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Zurich by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Zurich take around 12 hours and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,248 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Zurich.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Zurich?

Journeys between Edinburgh and Zurich usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Zurich every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 24 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Zurich?

The Edinburgh to Zurich train travel time is normally about 12 hours and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Edinburgh to Zurich train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Zurich is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:59. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 05:14, and the last at 00:30.

When to book Edinburgh to Zurich train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Edinburgh to Zurich by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Zurich?

More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to Zurich, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • East Coast
  • Eurostar
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Lyria
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • TGV
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Zurich to Edinburgh by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.