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Cologne to Zurich by train
Fastest journey4hr 53m
Trains per day32
Avg. journey time9hr 21m
Travelling from Cologne to Zurich by train
Fast trains from Cologne to Zurich take around 4 hours and 53 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 413 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Zurich.
1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Zurich?
Journeys between Cologne and Zurich usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 36 departures on the route from Cologne 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 44 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Cologne to Zurich?
The Cologne to Zurich train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 53 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cologne to Zurich train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Zurich is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 04:14 and the last train is around 23:53. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 04:18, and the last at 23:56.
What's the Cologne to Zurich train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cologne to Zurich are $61.18.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $61 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $86. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Cologne to Zurich train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 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 Cologne to Zurich by train.
Which train companies operate between Cologne and Zurich?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cologne to Zurich, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Eurocity (EC)
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
- Night Jet
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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