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Train Information between Zurich and Friedrichshafen

distanceDistance47 miles (76 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 5 min
priceAverage train ticket price£26 (€30)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Zurich to Friedrichshafen cover the 47 miles (76 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 5 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £26, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £19. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Friedrichshafen Stadt.

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Deutsche Bahn Zurich – Friedrichshafen

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Zurich to Friedrichshafen from £19 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular 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 Zurich and Friedrichshafen. 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.

Zurich to Friedrichshafen train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 46 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 6 a day

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets from Zurich to Friedrichshafen due to the coronavirus:

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Zurich to Friedrichshafen
Travel by train to Friedrichshafen 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 Zurich to Friedrichshafen.
FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Zurich, Switzerland to Friedrichshafen, Germany?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Friedrichshafen, Germany by train is: Partially open.

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

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

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Friedrichshafen, Germany?

When travelling in Germany, 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 26/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Zurich and Friedrichshafen before travelling.

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

Return travel from Germany to Switzerland is: Partially open.

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

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

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

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
  • 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?

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 23/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Zurich from Friedrichshafen.

How much do cheap trains from Zurich to Friedrichshafen cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Zurich to Friedrichshafen for the next 7 days starting from £19  one way.
What is the average cost of a train from Zurich to Friedrichshafen?
If you’re looking to book tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Zurich to Friedrichshafen train prices are on average £26  one way.
How many miles is it from Zurich to Friedrichshafen by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Zurich and Friedrichshafen via train to be approximately 47 miles (76 km).
How long is the train to Friedrichshafen from Zurich?
On average the Zurich to Friedrichshafen train time is 2 h 5 min  covering the 47 miles (76 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train station from Zurich to Friedrichshafen do I depart from? Which Friedrichshafen train station from Zurich do I arrive in?

Some of the Zurich train stations to Friedrichshafen you can start your journey from include Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Friedrichshafen include Friedrichshafen Stadt, Friedrichshafen Flughafen and Friedrichshafen-Kluftern.

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

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

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Zürich HB and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Friedrichshafen most often arrive at Friedrichshafen Stadt and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

What train companies offer a service to Friedrichshafen from Zurich?
For the trip from Zurich to Friedrichshafen you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Friedrichshafen from Zurich on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains per day are there from Zurich to Friedrichshafen?
The average number of trains departing Zurich for Friedrichshafen is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Zurich to Friedrichshafen? When does the last train depart from Zurich to Friedrichshafen?
The earliest train departing from Zurich to Friedrichshafen leaves at 05: 37. The last train departing from Zurich to Friedrichshafen leaves at 18: 37. You can find the latest Zurich to Friedrichshafen train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy Zurich Friedrichshafen train tickets to score the best deals?
If you book a train ticket between Zurich and Friedrichshafen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £26 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Zurich to Friedrichshafen are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Friedrichshafen
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 Friedrichshafen.