Heidelberg to Zurich by train

  • First train
    04:05
  • Last train
    00:55
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 35m
  • Distance
    226 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    36
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 22m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Heidelberg to Zurich by train

Fast trains from Heidelberg to Zurich take around 3 hours and 35 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 226 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Heidelberg and Zurich.

1. Are there direct trains from Heidelberg to Zurich?

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

We usually find around 38 departures on the route from Heidelberg to Zurich every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 43 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Heidelberg to Zurich?

The Heidelberg to Zurich train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 35 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Heidelberg to Zurich train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Zurich is usually scheduled to depart Heidelberg around 04:05 and the last train is around 00:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Heidelberg around 04:26, and the last at 22:14.

When to book Heidelberg to Zurich train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half 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 Heidelberg to Zurich by train.

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Which train companies operate between Heidelberg and Zurich?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Regional-Express
  • S-Bahn

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 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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