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Overview: Train from Cologne to Zurich

distanceDistance140 miles (225 km)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day

Trains from Cologne to Zurich cover the 140 miles (225 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 17 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Cologne and arrive in Zürich HB.

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FAQs

Is travel by train currently allowed from Cologne, Italy to Zurich, Switzerland?

Travel by train between Cologne, Italy and Zurich, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Zurich from Cologne restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Cologne?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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?

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

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

The above information was last checked on 13/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zurich from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

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

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Zurich to Cologne is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Italy from Switzerland?

Reentry to Italy is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

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

What are the entry requirements?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • 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)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Italy?

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

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

Last verified on 18/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Zurich to Cologne train here.

How many miles is it from Cologne to Zurich by train?

You should expect to travel around 140 miles (225 km)  between Cologne and Zurich by train.

How long is the train journey to Zurich from Cologne?

On average the Cologne to Zurich train time is 6 h 17 min  covering the 140 miles (225 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

What station does the Cologne to Zurich train leave from? Which Zurich train station do I come into from Cologne?

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

Where do I find the Cologne train station to Zurich? Where is the Zurich train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Cologne, is located 0.4 miles (707 m) from the city centre of Cologne.

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

How many trains per day are there to Zurich from Cologne?

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

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Zurich
The major railway station for departures from Cologne is Cologne. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cologne for your trip to Zurich from Cologne.