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Düsseldorf - Zurich Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 78 daily trains from Düsseldorf to Zurich. Traveling by train from Düsseldorf to Zurich usually takes around 6 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 5 hours and 8 minutes.

Distance278 mi (447 km)
Fastest train5h 8m
Lowest price$83.66
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

Which train should you take from Düsseldorf to Zurich?

There are 4 train lines with service from Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia to Zurich, Canton of Zurich. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 64 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity26h 28m$125.56
DB Intercity-Express106h 10m$162.80
Deutsche Bahn646h 31m$150.94
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company76h 23m$156.98

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Düsseldorf to Zurich during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Düsseldorf to Zurich?

The distance between Düsseldorf and Zurich is approximately 278 miles, or 447 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 8 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 Düsseldorf to Zurich are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Thursday 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 Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf to Zurich?

There are 78 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Düsseldorf to Zurich. 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 Zurich to Düsseldorf. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Düsseldorf to Zurich for $28.49.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Düsseldorf?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Düsseldorf where you can board the train.

Train stations in Düsseldorf:

  • Düsseldorf-Garath

  • Düsseldorf Central Station

  • Düsseldorf-Benrath

  • Angermund

Where is the train station in Zurich?

Arrival stations

Zurich has one train station.

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