Berlin to Zurich by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:32
  • Last train
    00:29
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 56m

Travelling from Berlin to Zurich by train

The fastest trains from Berlin to Zurich take around 7 hours and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 669 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Berlin and Zurich.

Journeys between Berlin and Zurich usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 53 departures on the route from Berlin to Zurich every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 49 departures. The duration is normally about 7 hours and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Zurich is usually scheduled to depart Berlin around 04:32 and the last train is around 00:29. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Berlin around 05:00, and the last at 23:53.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Berlin to Zurich train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Berlin to Zurich by train.

Which trains operate between Berlin and Zurich?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Berlin to Zurich, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Nightjet
  • TGV
  • TGV Lyria

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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