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from Zurich to Bielefeld

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

Our recommendation

To get from Zurich to Bielefeld on 2 Dec we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

13:08Zürich HB8h50 21:58Bielefeld Hbf
2 changes
21:38Zürich HB10h58 08:36Bielefeld Hbf
4 changes
Other options
13:08Zürich HB8h28 21:36Bielefeld Hbf
2 changes
05:59Zürich HB7h19 13:18Bielefeld Hbf
2 changes
08:59Zürich HB8h08 17:07Bielefeld Hbf
3 changes

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Deutsche Bahn

Travel Information to Bielefeld from Zurich

distanceDistance321 miles (518 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£35 - £176
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £35 • 10 h 37 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £176 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesHOP! Or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 321 miles (518 km) by flight or train between Zurich and Bielefeld. 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as £35. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are HOP! Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Zurich to Bielefeld.

Travel Tips

Travel from Zurich to Bielefeld
Travel to Bielefeld easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Zurich to Bielefeld.
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Bielefeld, Germany if I’m coming from Zurich, Switzerland?

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

Can I enter Germany if coming from Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Bielefeld, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Germany 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 30/11/2021; 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 Zurich and Bielefeld.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Zurich, Switzerland from Bielefeld, Germany?

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Germany?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland 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 Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 29/11/2021. 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 Zurich from Bielefeld.

How do I travel from Zurich to Bielefeld?

There are 2 travel options from Zurich to Bielefeld: flight or train.

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

The cheapest way from Zurich to Bielefeld is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £35 compared to other travel options to Bielefeld:

A train is generally £141 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £176 from Zurich to Bielefeld.

What is the quickest way from Zurich to Bielefeld?

The quickest way to travel from Zurich to Bielefeld is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by train can take 10 h 37 min   on average.

What is the distance from Zurich to Bielefeld?

You should expect to travel around 321 miles (518 km) from Zurich to Bielefeld.

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

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Bielefeld is:

  • 6 trains a day.

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

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

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

  • Most travellers take a train from Zürich HB to Bielefeld Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Zurich to Bielefeld?

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

  • Travel with HOP! To go to Bielefeld by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find HOP! Zurich to Bielefeld tickets on Omio for £176.
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Bielefeld by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Bielefeld for £35.
Is it possible to travel directly between Zurich and Bielefeld?

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

  • You'll find direct flight services to Bielefeld with Eurowings, Swiss or tab with around direct flights every day.
  • You can find 6 direct trains per day to take to Bielefeld with.

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

Where should I go next after I travel to Bielefeld from Zurich?
Many of our customers travelling from Zurich to Bielefeld don't make Bielefeld their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Berlin, Munich or Hamburg, either of which you could add to your Zurich and Bielefeld trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bielefeld to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book my Zurich to Bielefeld ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Zurich to Bielefeld, 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 plane ticket is £176 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £35 one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Zurich to Bielefeld 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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