Duration 6h 12m
Distance 560.8 km
Average price SFr 110
Frequency 10/day

Trip overview

The average train between Cologne and Zurich Airport (ZRH) takes 6h 12m and the fastest train takes 5h 19m. The train service runs several times per day from Cologne to Zurich Airport (ZRH). The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via Basel

  1. Koeln Hbf
  2. Basel SBB
  3. Zurich Airport (ZRH)
5h 26m
SFr 78 - SFr 207

Cologne to Zurich Airport (ZRH) train times

Trains run every three hours between Cologne and Zurich Airport (ZRH). The earliest departure is at 10:53 in the morning, and the last departure from Cologne is at 23:53 which arrives into Zurich Airport (ZRH) at 07:42. All services require a transfer, and take on average 6h 12m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Zurich Airport (ZRH). However, there are services departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Zürich Flughafen via Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 26m.

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The distance between Cologne and Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 405 km. The road distance is 560.8 km.

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Cologne to Zurich Airport (ZRH) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Koeln Hbf station.

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Cologne to Zurich Airport (ZRH) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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There are 529+ hotels available in Zurich Airport (ZRH). Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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What companies run services between Cologne and Zurich Airport (ZRH)?

You can take a train from Cologne to Zurich Airport (ZRH) via Basel Sbb, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 5h 26m.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 130

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 70

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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