The cheapest trains from Rotterdam to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Cheapest

£53

Average

£79

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 Rotterdam to Zurich will cost around £ 79 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 53.

Cheapest
21:05Rotterdam Centraal13h55 11:00Zürich HB
6 changes
£531One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:20Rotterdam Centraal7h40 14:00Zürich HB
3 changes
£701One-way
2nd Cheapest
21:05Rotterdam Centraal12h55 10:00Zürich HB
5 changes
£701One-way
06:20Rotterdam Centraal9h40 16:00Zürich HB
5 changes
£791One-way
12:20Rotterdam Centraal9h40 22:00Zürich HB
2 changes
£791One-way

Timetable Rotterdam to Zurich

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06:20Rotterdam Centraal7h40 14:00Zürich HB
0 changes
06:20Rotterdam Centraal9h40 16:00Zürich HB
0 changes
07:50Rotterdam Centraal8h10 16:00Zürich HB
0 changes
10:20Rotterdam Centraal8h40 19:00Zürich HB
0 changes
11:05Rotterdam Centraal8h55 20:00Zürich HB
0 changes
12:20Rotterdam Centraal9h40 22:00Zürich HB
0 changes
12:20Rotterdam Centraal8h40 21:00Zürich HB
0 changes
13:05Rotterdam Centraal8h55 22:00Zürich HB
0 changes
14:20Rotterdam Centraal10h04 00:24Zürich HB
0 changes
14:20Rotterdam Centraal9h03 23:23Zürich HB
0 changes
14:20Rotterdam Centraal8h42 23:02Zürich HB
0 changes
16:20Rotterdam Centraal8h04 00:24Zürich HB
0 changes
16:20Rotterdam Centraal9h04 01:24Zürich HB
0 changes
21:05Rotterdam Centraal13h55 11:00Zürich HB
0 changes
21:05Rotterdam Centraal12h55 10:00Zürich HB
0 changes

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Wed
27 Oct
£33Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
28 Oct
£53Deutsche Bahn
£57Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£35Deutsche Bahn
£75Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£33Deutsche Bahn
£53Flixbus
Sun
31 Oct
£35Deutsche Bahn
£75Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£33Deutsche Bahn
£70Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£33Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
3 Nov
£33Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
4 Nov
£35Deutsche Bahn
£46Flixbus
Fri
5 Nov
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£53Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
£33Deutsche Bahn
£46Flixbus
Mon
8 Nov
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£42Flixbus
Tue
9 Nov
£33Deutsche Bahn
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The fastest trains from Rotterdam to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 28 Oct

Fastest Journey

7 h 40 m

Average

9 h 28 m

Trains per day

15

Distance

585 km

It's difficult to get from Rotterdam to Zurich without changing at least 2 times.

Fastest
06:20Rotterdam Centraal7h40 14:00Zürich HB
3 changes
£701One-way
2nd Fastest
16:20Rotterdam Centraal8h04 00:24Zürich HB
4 changes
£791One-way
07:50Rotterdam Centraal8h10 16:00Zürich HB
2 changes
£791One-way
10:20Rotterdam Centraal8h40 19:00Zürich HB
3 changes
£881One-way
12:20Rotterdam Centraal8h40 21:00Zürich HB
3 changes
£791One-way

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Train Information from Rotterdam to Zurich

distanceDistance363 miles (585 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 59 min
priceAverage train ticket price£37 (€42)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Rotterdam to Zurich cover the 363 miles (585 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 59 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £37, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £33. Travellers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Zürich HB.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn trains between Rotterdam and Zurich

Find the best trains between Rotterdam and Zurich with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from £33. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Deutsche Bahn

Find your perfect route from Rotterdam to Zurich with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train timetables between Rotterdam and Zurich and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance from Rotterdam to Zurich by DB is 363 miles (585 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket between Rotterdam and Zurich is £33.

DB is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day. A special feature of DB 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 at Omio.

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 WCs are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Zurich.
FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Zurich, Switzerland allowed?

Travel between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Zurich, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

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

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

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

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 23/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Rotterdam to Zurich before travelling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Zurich, Switzerland to Rotterdam, Netherlands?

Return travel from Switzerland to Netherlands is: Partially open.

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands 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 24/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Rotterdam from Zurich.

How much does a cheap train from Rotterdam to Zurich cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Zurich from Rotterdam for as little as £33  in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Rotterdam to Zurich cost on average?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Rotterdam to Zurich train to cost on average £37  one way.
What is the distance between Rotterdam and Zurich via train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Rotterdam and Zurich via train to be approximately 363 miles (585 km).
What is the average Rotterdam to Zurich train duration?
The train time from Rotterdam to Zurich is on average 8 h 59 min  for the 363 miles (585 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Rotterdam and Zurich by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Rotterdam and arrival train station in Zurich?

When departing from Rotterdam, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Noord. When arriving in Zurich, you can end your route in train stations like Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

Omio customers book a train from Rotterdam Centraal   to Zürich HB   most frequently for this route.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Zürich HB, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

What train providers offer a service from Rotterdam to Zurich?
For the trip from Rotterdam to Zurich you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Rotterdam to Zurich on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains are there to Zurich from Rotterdam a day?
The average number of trains departing Rotterdam for Zurich is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Rotterdam to Zurich? What time is the last train from Rotterdam to Zurich?
You can take the first train from Rotterdam to Zurich at 05: 44   or take the last train from Rotterdam to Zurich leaving at 22: 05. Look for the latest Rotterdam Zurich train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
How early should I book train tickets to Zurich from Rotterdam to score 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 trip and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Zurich from Rotterdam within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £37 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Rotterdam to Zurich a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rotterdam
Zurich
Rotterdam Centraal is the most popular Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam for your journey to Zurich.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 00: 00 - 24: 00
Connections to/from station
Subway lines: D, E
Tram lines: 4, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25
Bus lines: 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 44, 48
Train lines: NS Intercity, NS Intercity Direct, NS Sprinter, NS Nachtnet, Thalys, Eurostar