You can get from Cologne to Zurich by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||256 miles (413 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||£25 - £89|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £25 • 10 h|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £89 • 1 h 10 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn|
Take a coach, flight or train to travel 256 miles (413 km) between Cologne and Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £25. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to Zurich.
Travel from Cologne, Germany to Zurich, Switzerland is: Partially open.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.
The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last verified on 29/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Cologne and Zurich closer to your planned date of departure here.
Return travel to Cologne, Germany from Switzerland is: Partially open.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.
Requirements for reentering Germany:
All travellers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:
The above information about your return travel to Cologne, Germany was last verified on 30/11/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to your planned date of travel to Cologne from Zurich.
You can travel to Zurich from Cologne 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Zurich, which costs on average £25.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Zurich:
A coach journey is usually £64 less than a journey to Zurich by plane, which costs on average £89 for the same trip.
A coach is £5 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Cologne to Zurich costing on average £30.
The fastest way to get to Zurich from Cologne is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.
There are alternative travel options to Zurich that can usually take longer:
In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 10 h of travel time.
In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 6 min of travel time.
You should expect to travel around 256 miles (413 km) from Cologne to Zurich.
The average frequency per day from Cologne to Zurich is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Cologne to Zurich as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Cologne to Zurich:
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