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Routes221
Trips per day6,207
train lines7
Stations2
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About Zurich

Located in the heart of Europe, the Swiss capital lies at the northwestern tip of the eponymous Lake Zurich. This cosmopolitan city is buzzing year-round with vibrant city life, while the relaxing and peaceful Alps are less than an hour away.

Lake Zurich provides an elegant focal point of the city, with daily cruises available to explore this vast lake. Many chic cafes and restaurants are dotted along the banks, epitomizing Zurich's urban and cosmopolitan vibe.

The Old Town, or Altstadt, is arguably one of the city's most beautiful areas, characterized by winding cobblestone streets and medieval-style architecture. Here, you'll discover some of Zurich's most iconic landmarks, such as St Peter's church with its impossibly large clock face, the largest clock in Europe.

If the weather isn't suited to wandering, there are over 50 museums within Zurich to explore. Go traditional with the Swiss National Museum, or opt for something a bit more exhilarating at the FIFA Museum.

Zurich's airport is the largest in Switzerland, and it is just 10 kilometers from the city center. Several train carriers, including the German Deutsche Bahn network, operate routes to Zurich from across Europe. Long-distance buses also make it easy to reach Zurich from cities like Bern, Stuttgart, Munich, and Milan.

What train companies travel to Zurich, Switzerland?

Located in Switzerland, Zurich is accessible by train from 221 other cities. You can choose from 6207 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Zurich on Wanderu. Deutsche Bahn usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Zurich are also available.

Train companies serving Zurich

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn4906h 11m$84.74
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company4176h 54m$101.01
DB Intercity-Express1456h 42m$96.51
DB Intercity713h 53m$43.33
DB Eurocity146h 9m$73.37
Non-federally owned railway company82h 26m$50.56
Bayerische Regiobahn45h 39m$125.75

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Zurich?

$21.11 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Zurich, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Zurich. In the last month, trains from Frankfurt to Zurich had the lowest average price at $21.11. In general, these cities tend to have the cheapest trains to Zurich:

Where is the train station in Zurich, Switzerland?

The busiest train station in Zurich is Zürich HB. As Zurich's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Affoltern.

What is the closest airport to Zurich, ZH?

The closest airport to Zurich is Zürich Airport (ZRH), it is located 6.1 miles from the city center of Zurich.

Is Zurich a popular train travel destination?

Zurich is the most popular train destination in Canton of Zurich. It also ranks number 49 in Switzerland. Zurich has the most train connections in the region. There are 99 train schedules arriving in Zurich each day.

What is the population of Zurich?

The population of Zurich is 341730. Zurich ranks number 1 in terms of population in Canton of Zurich and number 10 in all of Switzerland.

How much do train tickets to Zurich cost?

Train tickets to Zurich range from $22 for a short trip to Zurich, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Zurich starts at , and a longer trip by train to Zurich can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $21.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Zurich?

The closest train station to the city center of Zurich is Zürich HB, located just 0.1 miles away. Select Zürich HB as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Zurich. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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