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Zurich-Düsseldorf Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Zurich to Düsseldorf?

Lowest Price$68.90
Fastest Train5h 30m
Trains Per Day144
Train Lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Zurich to Düsseldorf right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Zurich to Düsseldorf?

In the last month, $125.11 was the average price of a train ticket from Zurich, ZH to Düsseldorf, NW. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Zurich to Düsseldorf?

The distance between Zurich and Düsseldorf is approximately 278 miles, or 447 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Zurich to Düsseldorf are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Zurich at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Zurich to Düsseldorf?

There are 144 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Zurich to Düsseldorf. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Düsseldorf to Zurich. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Zurich to Düsseldorf for $45.88.

Which train should you take from Zurich to Düsseldorf?

There are 4 train lines with service from Zurich, Canton of Zurich to Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 120 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity16h 30m$89.91
DB Intercity-Express96h 19m$138.94
Deutsche Bahn1206h 47m$127.65
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company146h 27m$122.07

Where is the train station in Zurich?

There is one train station in Zurich:

  • Zürich HB

Where is the train station in Düsseldorf?

There are more train stations and stops in Düsseldorf than most cities. Most trains from Zurich will stop at one (or more) of the 5 following stations in Düsseldorf:

  • Train Station
  • Düsseldorf-Benrath
  • Angermund
  • Düsseldorf-Hellerhof
  • Düsseldorf-Garath

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