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from Erfurt to Zurich

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Travel Information to Zurich from Erfurt

distanceDistance273 miles (440 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£24 - £30
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £24 • 7 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £24 • 7 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 273 miles (440 km) by coach or train from Erfurt to Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 7 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £24. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Erfurt to Zurich.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Zurich, Switzerland if I’m coming from Erfurt, Germany?

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

Is international entry into Zurich from Erfurt 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 Erfurt?

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 15/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Zurich from Erfurt closer to your planned date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Germany from Zurich, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for returning to Erfurt, Germany from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Erfurt, Germany from Zurich, Switzerland?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Erfurt from Zurich?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Erfurt, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 15/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Erfurt from Zurich here.

How do I travel to Zurich from Erfurt?

You can travel to Zurich from Erfurt 2 different ways: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Erfurt to Zurich?

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Erfurt to Zurich, which costs on average £24.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Zurich:

A train journey is usually £6 less than a journey to Zurich by coach, which costs on average £30 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Zurich from Erfurt?

The fastest way from Erfurt to Zurich is by train with an average journey time of 7 h 45 min.

Other travel options from Erfurt to Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 12 h 30 min   on average.

How far is it from Erfurt to Zurich?

Zurich is approximately 273 miles (440 km) away from Erfurt.

How many services a day are there from Erfurt to Zurich?

The average frequency per day from Erfurt to Zurich is:

  • Around 6 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Erfurt to Zurich as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Erfurt? Where do I arrive in Zurich?

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

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Erfurt Hbf and arrive in Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.
  • Most travellers board their train from Erfurt Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.
Which travel companies can take me from Erfurt to Zurich?

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Zurich by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Erfurt to Zurich for £30.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Zurich by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Erfurt to Zurich tickets on Omio for £24.
Where should I go next after I travel from Erfurt to Zurich?
Looking to extend your trip from Erfurt to Zurich? Many Omio customers who go from Erfurt to Zurich usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Munich. If you're looking to explore Paris, Milan or Munich from Zurich, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I purchase a ticket between Erfurt and Zurich online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Erfurt to Zurich, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £30 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is £24 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Erfurt to Zurich tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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