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Travelling from Zurich to Rotterdam by train

Fast trains from Zurich to Rotterdam take around 8 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 585 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Rotterdam.

Are there direct trains from Zurich to Rotterdam?

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

We usually find around 18 departures on the route from Zurich to Rotterdam 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 17 departures.

How long is the train journey from Zurich to Rotterdam?

The Zurich to Rotterdam train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Zurich to Rotterdam train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Rotterdam is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 05:08 and the last train is around 00:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Zurich around 05:08, and the last at 23:38.

When to book Zurich to Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam by train.

Which train companies operate between Zurich and Rotterdam?

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

  • Eurobahn
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn
  • S-Bahn
  • Schnellzug
  • 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 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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