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from Kiel to Zurich

You can get from Kiel to Zurich by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Kiel to Zurich on 7 Dec we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:27Kiel Hbf12h59 08:26Zürich HB
2 changes
£231One-way
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19:27Kiel Hbf12h59 08:26Zürich HB
2 changes
£231One-way
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15:08Kiel Hbf9h16 00:24Zürich HB
2 changes
£641One-way
18:38Kiel Hbf12h48 07:26Zürich HB
1 changes
£551One-way
11:13Kiel Hbf8h47 20:00Zürich HB
0 changes
£961One-way

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Mon
6 Dec
£23Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
7 Dec
£23Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
8 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
9 Dec
£17Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
Sun
12 Dec
£55Deutsche Bahn
£45Flixbus
Tue
14 Dec
£23Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
15 Dec
£23Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
16 Dec
£23Deutsche Bahn
£44Flixbus
Fri
17 Dec
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£50Flixbus
Sun
19 Dec
£18Deutsche Bahn
£44Flixbus
Mon
20 Dec
£23Deutsche Bahn
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Tue
21 Dec
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£37Flixbus
Wed
22 Dec
£59Deutsche Bahn
£50Flixbus
Sat
25 Dec
£131ÖBB | Nightjet
£44Flixbus
Sun
26 Dec
£23Deutsche Bahn
£59Flixbus

Travel Information from Kiel to Zurich

distanceDistance484 miles (781 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£29 - £35
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £29 • 17 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £35 • 11 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach or train to travel 484 miles (781 km) to Zurich from Kiel. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 11 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £29. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Kiel to Zurich.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Zurich, Switzerland from Kiel, Germany currently allowed?

International travel from Kiel, Germany to Zurich, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Germany?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Zurich if travelling from Kiel?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 29/11/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Kiel and Zurich.

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

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

Am I allowed to reenter Kiel, 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 Kiel from Zurich?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Kiel, 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 05/12/2021. 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 Kiel from Zurich here.

What are my travel options from Kiel to Zurich?

There are 2 ways to get from Kiel to Zurich: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Kiel to Zurich?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Kiel to Zurich. Tickets for a coach cost on average £29.

This is compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A coach journey is usually £5 less than a journey to Zurich by train, which costs on average £35 for the same trip.

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

The fastest way from Kiel to Zurich is by train with an average journey time of 11 h 25 min.

Other travel options between Kiel and Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 17 h 50 min   on average.

How far is Zurich from Kiel?

The distance from Kiel to Zurich is approximately 484 miles (781 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Kiel to Zurich is:

  • 1 train per day.

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

When going from Kiel to Zurich, where do I depart from Kiel and where do I arrive in Zurich?

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

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Kiel to Zurich depart from Kiel Hauptbahnhof to Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Kiel Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.
Which travel companies can get me from Kiel to Zurich?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Kiel 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 Kiel to Zurich tickets on Omio for £29.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Zurich by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Kiel to Zurich tickets on Omio for £35.
Is there a way to travel directly from Kiel to Zurich?

Yes, there are direct routes from Kiel to Zurich with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct train to Zurich with Deutsche Bahn with 1 direct train per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Zurich tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Kiel to Zurich?
Many of our customers travelling from Kiel to Zurich don't make Zurich their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Milan or Munich, either of which you could add to your Kiel and Zurich trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Zurich to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Kiel to Zurich ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £29 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £35 one way.

But we recommend booking Kiel 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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