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 Zurich to Dortmund will cost around £ 114 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 62.
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6 h 17 m
7 h 41 m
Trains per day
Of the 48 trains that leave Zurich for Dortmund every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 468 km distance in an average of 7 h 41 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 6 h 17 m .
The slowest trains will take 13 h 23 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.
|Distance||290 miles (467 km)|
|Average train duration||9 h 44 min|
|Average train ticket price||£36 (€41)|
|Train frequency||5 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 5 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Zurich to Dortmund cover the 290 miles (467 km) long journey taking on average 9 h 44 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £36, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Dortmund Hbf.
You can travel by train from Zurich to Dortmund with Deutsche Bahn for as low as £17. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Find the perfect Deutsche Bahn train between Zurich and Dortmund for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest Deutsche Bahn train timetables and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Zurich to Dortmund. You can also check relevant travel information for the Deutsche Bahn train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap Deutsche Bahn train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 290 miles (467 km) on this route and your Deutsche Bahn Zurich to Dortmund train ticket can cost as little as £17 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Deutsche Bahn tickets between Zurich and Dortmund in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!
Operator ticket policies for COVID
Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Dortmund, Germany by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
When travelling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 20/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Zurich and Dortmund before travelling.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Dortmund to Zurich is: Partially open
Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
What are the entry requirements?
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last verified on 15/10/2021. 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 Dortmund to Zurich train here.
Some of the Zurich train stations to Dortmund you can start your journey from include Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Dortmund include Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund-Germania and Dortmund-Hörde.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Zürich HB and arriving in Dortmund Hbf.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Zürich HB and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Dortmund Hbf and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Dortmund.
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