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from Erfurt to Zurich

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Deutsche Bahn

Travel Information between Erfurt and Zurich

distanceDistance273 miles (440 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £47 • 6 h 43 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn

Take a train to travel 273 miles (440 km) between Erfurt and Zurich. Deutsche Bahn is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct train from Erfurt to Zurich.

Travel Tips: Travel from Erfurt to Zurich

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

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:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • 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 20/01/2022. 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.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Erfurt, 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 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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 19/01/2022. 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.

What are my Erfurt to Zurich travel options?

Travel Erfurt to Zurich by train.

What is the fastest way to Zurich from Erfurt?

Travelling by train is also the quickest way from Erfurt to Zurich. It takes on average 6 h 43 min   to travel this journey.

How many miles are between Erfurt and Zurich

You should expect to travel around 273 miles (440 km) from Erfurt to Zurich.

How many services a day are there between Erfurt and Zurich?

The average frequency per day from Erfurt to Zurich is:

  • 6 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travellers catch their train from Erfurt Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.

Who can get me from Erfurt to Zurich?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with between Erfurt and Zurich:

  • You can take a train from Erfurt to Zurich with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for £47 with Deutsche Bahn from Erfurt to Zurich.

Is there a way to travel directly from Erfurt to Zurich?

Yes, there is a direct route available from Erfurt to Zurich:

  • You can find around 6 direct trains per day and book this direct train with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Zurich as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Erfurt to Zurich.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Erfurt to Zurich ends?

Your journey from Erfurt 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 Erfurt 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 between Erfurt and Zurich online for the best deals?

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

  • The price of a train ticket is on average £47 one way for this journey.

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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