Rotterdam to Zurich by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:00
  • Last train
    00:05
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 28m

Travelling from Rotterdam to Zurich by train

Fast trains from Rotterdam to Zurich take around 7 hours and 28 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 585 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Rotterdam and Zurich.

Are there direct trains from Rotterdam to Zurich?

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

We usually find around 24 departures on the route from Rotterdam 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 22 departures.

How long is the train journey from Rotterdam to Zurich?

The Rotterdam to Zurich train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 28 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Rotterdam to Zurich train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Zurich is usually scheduled to depart Rotterdam around 06:05 and the last train is around 00:05. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Rotterdam around 04:02, and the last at 23:11.

When to book Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Zurich by train.

Which train companies operate between Rotterdam and Zurich?

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

  • Alleo
  • Eurobahn
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • IC Direct
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Regionalbahn
  • TGV
  • Thalys
  • Train Express Regional

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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