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Chemnitz-Zurich Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 19 daily trains from Chemnitz to Zurich. Traveling by train from Chemnitz to Zurich usually takes around 10 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train can make the trip in 8 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance310 mi (499 km)
Fastest train8h 29m
Lowest price$40.03
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Chemnitz to Zurich?

2 train services operate from Chemnitz, Saxony to Zurich, Canton of Zurich. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company usually has more trains scheduled, with 11 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn1511h 5m$83.72
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company1110h 45m$131.09

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chemnitz 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 Chemnitz to Zurich?

The distance between Chemnitz and Zurich is approximately 310 miles, or 499 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 29 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 Chemnitz to Zurich are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Wednesday 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 Chemnitz at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Chemnitz to Zurich?

There are 19 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Zurich to Chemnitz. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chemnitz to Zurich for $32.32.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Chemnitz?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Chemnitz where you can board the train to Zurich.

Train stations in Chemnitz:

  • Train Station

Where is the train station in Zurich?

Arrival stations

Zurich has one train station.

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