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Overview: Train from Bochum to Zurich

distanceDistance290 miles (467 km)
durationAverage train duration9 h 17 min
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Bochum to Zurich cover the 290 miles (467 km) long route taking on average 9 h 17 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Bochum Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn trains Bochum to Zurich

Find the best route between Bochum and Zurich with Deutsche Bahn. Comparing timetables and prices and booking the most convenient trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel operators on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train from Bochum to Zurich. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn from Bochum to Zurich train information:

  • Average Duration: 7 h 28 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 6 a day

When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Bochum and Zurich don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips: Trains from Bochum to Zurich

Travel by train to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bochum to Zurich.

Is travel by train currently allowed from Bochum, Germany to Zurich, Switzerland?

Travel between Bochum, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Switzerland from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Bochum?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

When travelling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 13/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Bochum to Zurich before travelling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Bochum, Germany from Zurich, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Bochum from Zurich?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Zurich?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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

What are the safety rules to follow in Bochum, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 15/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Bochum from Zurich.

What is the distance from Bochum to Zurich via train?

The train distance from Bochum to Zurich is around 290 miles (467 km).

How long does it take from Bochum to Zurich by train?

On average the Bochum to Zurich train time is 9 h 17 min  covering the 290 miles (467 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

Which train station from Bochum to Zurich do I depart from? Which Zurich train station from Bochum do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Bochum, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Bochum Hbf, Bochum-Langendreer and Bochum-Langendreer West. When you arrive in Zurich, your train can arrive in train stations including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Bochum Hbf   to Zürich HB.

Where is the departure train station in Bochum located? Where is the arrival train station in Zurich located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Bochum Hbf, is located 0.4 miles (567 m) from the city centre of Bochum.

The most popular arrival train station, Zürich HB, is located 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city centre of Zurich.

Which train providers should I travel with from Bochum to Zurich?

When taking a train from Bochum to Zurich, you can count on Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Zurich. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Zurich from Bochum and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many train services per day are there to Zurich from Bochum?

The average number of trains departing Bochum for Zurich is 6 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When can I take the first train from Bochum to Zurich? When can I take the last train for the day?

The first Bochum to Zurich train departs at 05: 48   and the last train from Bochum to Zurich leaves at 21: 48. Check out the most up-to-date Bochum to Zurich train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bochum Hbf is the most popular Bochum railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Bochum for your journey to Zurich.

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