Zurich to Kiel by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    8hr 43m
  • Distance
    780 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 59m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Zurich to Kiel by train

Fast trains from Zurich to Kiel take around 8 hours and 43 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 780 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Kiel.

1. Are there direct trains from Zurich to Kiel?

Direct trains from Zurich to Kiel have been found.

We usually find at least one direct train on the route from Zurich to Kiel every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Zurich to Kiel train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 43 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the only direct train to Kiel is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 06:00. At weekends the only direct train usually departs Zurich around 08:00.

When to book Zurich to Kiel 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 Zurich to Kiel by train.

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Which train companies operate between Zurich and Kiel?

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

  • ICE
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)

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

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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.