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Travel Information between Cologne and Zurich

distanceDistance256 miles (413 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£25 - £89
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £25 • 10 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £89 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, 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.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Switzerland due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling to Zurich from Cologne?

Travel from Cologne, Germany to Zurich, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Zurich from Cologne restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Zurich, Switzerland from Cologne?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

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.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Cologne, Germany from Zurich, Switzerland?

Return travel to Cologne, Germany from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Switzerland?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

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

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

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.

How do I travel from Cologne to Zurich?

You can travel to Zurich from Cologne 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Cologne to Zurich?

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.

What is the fastest way to Zurich from Cologne?

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.

How many miles are between Cologne and Zurich

You should expect to travel around 256 miles (413 km) from Cologne to Zurich.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cologne to Zurich?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Zurich is:

  • 5 trains per day.

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.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Cologne to Zurich?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Cologne to Zurich:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Cologne/Bonn Airport to Zurich Airport.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Cologne to Zurich depart from Köln Hbf to Zürich HB.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cologne to Zurich?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Zurich, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Zurich by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Cologne to Zurich tickets on Omio for £25.
  • Travel with Eurowings to go to Zurich by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Eurowings Cologne to Zurich tickets on Omio for £89.
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Zurich by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Zurich for £30.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Zurich from Cologne?
Your journey from Cologne to Zurich doesn't have to end in Zurich. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Munich. If you’d like to add Paris, Milan or Munich to your Cologne to Zurich trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Zurich today!
How early should I book tickets from Cologne to Zurich online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Cologne to Zurich, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £25 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £89 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £30 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Zurich online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.