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from Zurich to Magdeburg

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

Our recommendation

To get from Zurich to Magdeburg on 8 Dec we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:40Zurich Airport3h20 12:00Berlin Brandenburg Airport
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21:38Zürich HB12h16 09:54Magdeburg Hbf
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16:05Zurich Airport4h00 20:05Berlin Brandenburg Airport
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09:59Zürich HB7h55 17:54Magdeburg Hbf
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21:36Zürich HB12h18 09:54Magdeburg Hbf
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Travel Information between Zurich and Magdeburg

distanceDistance355 miles (573 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£47 - £172
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £47 • 17 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £172 • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 355 miles (573 km) to Magdeburg from Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £47. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, easyJet or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Zurich to Magdeburg.

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Travel from Zurich to Magdeburg
Travel to Magdeburg 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 Magdeburg.
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Magdeburg, Germany if I’m coming from Zurich, Switzerland?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Magdeburg, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Switzerland enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Magdeburg from Zurich?

Conditions of entry into 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Magdeburg, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 06/12/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip from Zurich to Magdeburg.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Switzerland 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 29/11/2021. 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 Zurich from Magdeburg here.

What are my travel options from Zurich to Magdeburg?

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

What is the cheapest way from Zurich to Magdeburg?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Zurich to Magdeburg, which costs on average £47.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Magdeburg:

A coach is £125 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Magdeburg costing on average £172.

A coach journey is usually £4 less than a journey to Magdeburg by train, which costs on average £52 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to Magdeburg from Zurich?

The fastest way to get to Magdeburg from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 35 min.

There are alternative travel options to Magdeburg that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 17 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 9 h 29 min   of travel time.

How many miles are between Zurich and Magdeburg

The distance between Zurich and Magdeburg is around 355 miles (573 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Magdeburg is:

  • 4 trains a day.

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

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Zurich to Magdeburg:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and arrive in Magdeburg, ZOB.
  • Trains mostly depart from Zürich HB and arrive in Magdeburg Hbf.
Which travel companies can take me from Zurich to Magdeburg?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Zurich to Magdeburg:

  • You can take a coach from Zurich to Magdeburg with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £47 with Flixbus from Zurich to Magdeburg.
  • You can travel by plane to Magdeburg from Zurich with easyJet, and you can find easyJet Zurich to Magdeburg tickets for £172 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Magdeburg from Zurich with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Zurich to Magdeburg tickets for £52 on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly between Zurich and Magdeburg?

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

  • You can check for a direct flight to Magdeburg with Swiss with direct flights per day.
  • You can find 4 direct trains per day to Magdeburg with Deutsche Bahn.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Magdeburg from Zurich?
Many of our customers travelling from Zurich to Magdeburg don't make Magdeburg 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 Magdeburg trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Magdeburg to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy my Zurich to Magdeburg ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Zurich to Magdeburg, 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 for this journey is £47 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average £172 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £52 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Zurich to Magdeburg 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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