Cheap train tickets from Kiel to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 8 Dec

Cheapest

£23

Average

£82

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Kiel to Zurich will cost around £ 82 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 23.

Cheapest
19:27Kiel Hbf12h59 08:26Zürich HB
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£231One-way
2nd Cheapest
18:38Kiel Hbf12h48 07:26Zürich HB
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£551One-way
21:27Kiel Hbf13h33 11:00Zürich HB
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£631One-way
15:08Kiel Hbf9h16 00:24Zürich HB
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£641One-way
17:02Kiel Hbf12h47 05:49Zürich HB
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£721One-way

Train schedule Kiel to Zurich

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00:05Kiel Hbf11h55 12:00Zürich HB
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00:05Kiel Hbf13h18 13:23Zürich HB
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03:11Kiel Hbf11h41 14:52Zürich HB
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04:47Kiel Hbf9h13 14:00Zürich HB
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05:27Kiel Hbf11h33 17:00Zürich HB
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05:27Kiel Hbf11h25 16:52Zürich HB
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06:02Kiel Hbf11h21 17:23Zürich HB
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07:13Kiel Hbf8h47 16:00Zürich HB
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09:02Kiel Hbf8h58 18:00Zürich HB
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11:13Kiel Hbf8h47 20:00Zürich HB
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13:02Kiel Hbf8h58 22:00Zürich HB
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15:08Kiel Hbf9h16 00:24Zürich HB
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17:02Kiel Hbf12h47 05:49Zürich HB
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18:38Kiel Hbf12h48 07:26Zürich HB
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19:27Kiel Hbf12h59 08:26Zürich HB
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21:27Kiel Hbf12h33 10:00Zürich HB
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21:27Kiel Hbf13h33 11:00Zürich HB
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21:27Kiel Hbf13h56 11:23Zürich HB
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7 Dec
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8 Dec
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Thu
9 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
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12 Dec
£55Deutsche Bahn
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14 Dec
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15 Dec
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16 Dec
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17 Dec
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£18Deutsche Bahn
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20 Dec
£23Deutsche Bahn
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21 Dec
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22 Dec
£59Deutsche Bahn
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26 Dec
£23Deutsche Bahn
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Mon
27 Dec
£55Deutsche Bahn
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Fastest train times from Kiel to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 8 Dec

Fastest Journey

8 h 47 m

Average

11 h 19 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

781 km

Of the 18 trains that leave Kiel for Zurich every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 781 km distance in an average of 11 h 19 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 8 h 47 m .

The slowest trains will take 13 h 56 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
11:13Kiel Hbf8h47 20:00Zürich HB
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£961One-way
Fastest
07:13Kiel Hbf8h47 16:00Zürich HB
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£961One-way
2nd Fastest
09:02Kiel Hbf8h58 18:00Zürich HB
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£1041One-way
2nd Fastest
13:02Kiel Hbf8h58 22:00Zürich HB
1 changes
£1041One-way
04:47Kiel Hbf9h13 14:00Zürich HB
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£1041One-way

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Overview: Train from Kiel to Zurich

distanceDistance484 miles (781 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 47 min
priceAverage train ticket price£29 (€33)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Kiel to Zurich cover the 484 miles (781 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 47 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £17, but the average price of train tickets is £29. Travellers depart most frequently from Kiel Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn trains Kiel to Zurich

For as little as £17 you can travel by train from Kiel to Zurich with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

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 between Kiel and 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 Kiel to Zurich train information:

  • Average Duration: 8 h 48 min
  • Average Price: £17
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train to Zurich from Kiel:

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Kiel 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 Kiel to Zurich.
FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Kiel and Zurich?

Travel between Kiel, 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 Kiel?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • 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 29/11/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Zurich from Kiel before travelling.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Germany from Zurich, Switzerland?

The restriction level for your return train to Kiel, Germany from Zurich is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Kiel from Zurich restricted?

International entry 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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 Kiel, Germany?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 06/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Kiel from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

How much does a cheap train from Kiel to Zurich cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Kiel and Zurich for the next 7 days starting from £17  one way.
What is the average cost of a train from Kiel to Zurich?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Kiel to Zurich train to cost on average £29  one way.
How many miles is it from Kiel to Zurich by train?
You should expect to travel around 484 miles (781 km)  to Zurich from Kiel by train.
How long is the train between Kiel and Zurich?
The Kiel to Zurich train duration is on average 8 h 47 min, which is to be expected when travelling 484 miles (781 km) from Kiel to Zurich. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
When travelling by train from Kiel to Zurich, which train station in Kiel do I depart from and which train station in Zurich do I arrive in?

When taking the train from Kiel to Zurich, you can choose to depart from train stations like Kiel Hbf, Kiel, Hbf Kaistraße and Kiel-Hassee CITTI-PARK. Your journey can end in train stations such as Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Kiel Hbf   and arrive in Zürich HB.

Where is the Kiel train station located? Where is the Zurich train station located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Kiel Hbf and need to travel around 0.4 miles (731 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Zurich most often arrive at Zürich HB and need to travel around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from this train station to the city centre.

Which train providers can get me from Kiel to Zurich?
For the route from Kiel to Zurich you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Kiel and Zurich on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any Kiel to Zurich direct train services?
Yes, there is 1 direct train a day to Zurich from Kiel. If you’re looking for a direct train from Kiel to Zurich, consider travelling with Deutsche Bahn. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
How many train services per day are there to Zurich from Kiel?
The average number of trains departing Kiel for Zurich is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Kiel to Zurich?
If you prefer early morning trains from Kiel to Zurich, the first train leaves at 08: 13. If you prefer late night trains from Kiel to Zurich, the last train of the day leaves at 23: 05. Omio shows you the latest train from Kiel to Zurich timetable to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How early should I buy Kiel to Zurich train tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets between Kiel and Zurich within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £29 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Kiel to Zurich a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Kiel
Zurich
Kiel Hbf is the most popular Kiel 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 Kiel for your journey to Zurich.

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