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Train Information from Zurich to Edinburgh

distanceDistance774 miles (1248 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Zurich to Edinburgh cover the 774 miles (1248 km) long trip taking on average 25 h 35 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Edinburgh, United Kingdom if I'm coming from Zurich, Switzerland by train?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Edinburgh, United Kingdom by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter United Kingdom from Switzerland?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

All travellers in United Kingdom must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 15/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Zurich to Edinburgh as this information can change.

What restrictions are there on reentering Switzerland from Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

Return travel from United Kingdom to Switzerland is: Partially open.

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • 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 requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 15/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Zurich from Edinburgh.

What is the distance between Zurich and Edinburgh by train?
The train distance from Zurich to Edinburgh is around 774 miles (1248 km).
How long is the train between Zurich and Edinburgh?
While the time it takes to travel 774 miles (1248 km) between Zurich and Edinburgh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Zurich to Edinburgh is on average 25 h 35 min.
What station does the Zurich to Edinburgh train leave from? Which Edinburgh train station do I come into from Zurich?

Some of the Zurich train stations to Edinburgh you can start your journey from include Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Zürich HB   and arriving in Edinburgh Waverley.

Where is the departure train station in Zurich located? Where is the arrival train station in Edinburgh located?

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

How many trains per day are there between Zurich and Edinburgh?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Zurich to Edinburgh. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Edinburgh
Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich 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 Zurich for your journey to Edinburgh.