Zurich to Cologne by train
Travelling from Zurich to Cologne by train
Fast trains from Zurich to Cologne take around 6 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 413 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Cologne.
1. Are there direct trains from Zurich to Cologne?
Direct trains from Zurich to Cologne have been found.
We usually find around 3 direct trains on the route from Zurich to Cologne every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 2 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Zurich to Cologne?
The Zurich to Cologne train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Zurich to Cologne train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 11:00 and the last train is around 21:42.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Zurich to Cologne train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Zurich to Cologne are $44.32.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $111 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $136. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Zurich to Cologne 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 Zurich to Cologne by train.
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Which train companies operate between Zurich and Cologne?
More than one train company operates on the route from Zurich to Cologne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Eurocity (EC)
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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