Cologne to Zurich train

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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 18 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne to Zurich is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
08:535h59
Cologne Hbf
14:52Zürich Hbf
£1001One-way
1 change
Deutsche Bahn with connection
09:115h15
Cologne Messe/Deutz
14:26Zürich Hbf
£1241One-way
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:555h05
Cologne Hbf
14:00Zürich Hbf
£1241One-way
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
09:555h05
Cologne Hbf
15:00Zürich Hbf
£1351One-way
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:536h07
Cologne Hbf
16:00Zürich Hbf
£1391One-way
2 changes

Train timetableCologne to Zurich

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 18 April
Deutsche Bahn
08:535h59
Cologne Hbf
14:52Zürich Hbf
1 change
ÖBB | Euro City (EC)
08:535h59
Cologne Hbf
14:52Zürich Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:555h05
Cologne Hbf
14:00Zürich Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn with connection
09:115h15
Cologne Messe/Deutz
14:26Zürich Hbf
2 changes
ÖBB | ICE
09:176h43
Cologne Hbf
16:00Zürich Hbf
1 change
ÖBB | ICE
09:536h07
Cologne Hbf
16:00Zürich Hbf
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:536h07
Cologne Hbf
16:00Zürich Hbf
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:555h31
Cologne Hbf
15:26Zürich Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
09:555h05
Cologne Hbf
15:00Zürich Hbf
2 changes

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Train times from Cologne to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 18 Apr

Fastest Journey

5 h 5 m

Average

5 h 45 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

413 km

To travel from Cologne to Zurich you need to make at least one change.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
09:555h05
Cologne Hbf
15:00Zürich Hbf
£1351One-way
2 changes
Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
08:555h05
Cologne Hbf
14:00Zürich Hbf
£1241One-way
1 change
Deutsche Bahn with connection
09:115h15
Cologne Messe/Deutz
14:26Zürich Hbf
£1241One-way
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:555h31
Cologne Hbf
15:26Zürich Hbf
£1431One-way
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:535h59
Cologne Hbf
14:52Zürich Hbf
£1001One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Zurich

distanceDistance256 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 49 min
priceAverage train ticket price£117 (€130)
frequencyTrain frequency11 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB Nightjet or ÖBB | ICE

Trains from Cologne to Zurich cover the 256 miles long route taking on average 4 h 49 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB Nightjet or ÖBB | ICE. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £117, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £45. Travellers depart most frequently from Cologne Hbf and arrive in Zürich Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity and ÖBB | Euro City (EC) trains Cologne to Zurich

You can travel by train from Cologne to Zurich with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity and ÖBB | Euro City (EC) for as low as £36. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

The ÖBB ICE is a high-speed train service operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). It is one of the most popular train services in Austria, offering fast and comfortable journeys between major cities. The ICE trains are modern and well-equipped, with comfortable seating, air-conditioning, and power sockets. There are three types of ICE trains: ICE T, ICE S, and ICE Sprinter. The ICE T is the fastest, with speeds of up to 230 km/h, while the ICE S and ICE Sprinter offer slightly slower speeds. The ÖBB ICE offers a range of ticket types, including single tickets, return tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include a restaurant car, free Wi-Fi, and a range of entertainment options. The most popular routes for the ÖBB ICE include Vienna to Salzburg, Vienna to Innsbruck, and Vienna to Graz. These routes offer stunning views of the Austrian countryside and provide a convenient way to travel between major cities.

Train information from Cologne to Zurich with ÖBB | ICE:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 7 min
  • Cheapest Price: £143

FAQs: Cologne to Zurich train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cologne 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 Cologne to Zurich.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Zurich can start from as little as £45 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cologne to Zurich is £117; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cologne to Zurich train time is 4 h 49 min   covering the 256 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cologne to Zurich leaves at 04: 53. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cologne to Zurich leaves at 22: 55.
There are 11 trains a day from Cologne to Zurich which require at least one change with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB Nightjet or ÖBB | ICE. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Zurich. Take the fast train with ÖBB | ICE from Cologne to Zurich.
For the best Cologne to Zurich train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB Nightjet or ÖBB | ICE. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Cologne to Zurich to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, you can take a night train from Cologne to Zurich with ÖBB Nightjet. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Cologne Hbf, Cologne Messe/Deutz and Cologne/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in Zurich, you can end your route in train stations like Zürich Hbf, Zurich Airport and Zürich Stadelhofen.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cologne Hbf, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Zürich Hbf, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Cologne to Zurich is March.
You have options as you can travel from Cologne to Zurich 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Cologne and Zurich

Cologne
Zurich
Cologne Hbf is the most popular Cologne 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 Cologne for your journey to Zurich.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+49 2211411055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transport options for Cologne Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
Cologne Messe/DeutzWifiLockersParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Cologne/Bonn FlughafenShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Cologne SüdShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne-EhrenfeldATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne HansaringATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne MülheimShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Cologne WestATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne-NippesParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne TrimbornstrATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne-Müngersdorf TechnologieparkATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne-BuchforstParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne Geldernstr. /ParkgürtelATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility

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