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There are 7 ways to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Zurich  •  1h 25m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Zurich (ZRH) BER - ZRH

SFr 55 - SFr 180

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Bus  •  14h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Zurich Bus Station N42

SFr 50 - SFr 76

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Fly to Basel, train  •  3h 27m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Basel (BSL) BER - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

SFr 53 - SFr 191

Train  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB Ir36 / ...

SFr 171 - SFr 331

Train via Stuttgart  •  12h 16m

  1. Take the train from Berlin central station to Stuttgart central station
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Schaffhausen Ic
  3. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Zürich Flughafen S24

SFr 119 - SFr 177

Night train  •  13h 38m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Zuerich Hb Nj

SFr 91 - SFr 179

Drive  •  7h 10m

  1. Drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) 846.4 km

SFr 100 - SFr 150

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) by train

The train journey time between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Zurich Airport (ZRH) is around 10h 26m and covers a distance of around 1023 km. The fastest train normally takes 9h 32m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, S-Bahn Berlin and others, the Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) train service departs from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arrives in Zürich Flughafen. Typically 32 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 26m
Fastest train time:
9h 32m
Train distance:
1023 km
Trains per week:
32
Cheapest price:
SFr 197
Carbon emissions:
53 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:14
Last train departs at:
15:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) train schedules

Germany → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Paris, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire

This applies to arrivals from India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: India, Nepal and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zurich Airport (ZRH) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Switzerland.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to bus which costs €45 - €75 and takes 14h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to fly which costs €50 - €170 and takes 1h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zurich Airport (ZRH). However, there are services departing from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Zürich Flughafen via Berlin Hbf, Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 25m.

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It is 651 km from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zurich Airport (ZRH). It is approximately 846.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) without a car is to train which takes 10h 25m and costs €160 - €310.

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It takes approximately 1h 25m to fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Zurich (ZRH), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to fly which takes 1h 25m and costs €50 - €170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €160 - €310 and takes 10h 25m, you could also bus, which costs €45 - €75 and takes 14h 38m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zurich Airport (ZRH).
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  • Distance: 650.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 25m

What companies run services between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER), Germany and Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland?

Swiss, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) via Berlin Hbf, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 10h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 430
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 290
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 180
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 180
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 430
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 430
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 460
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Schaffhausen to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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 Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 220
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 32 - SFr 38
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 31
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin central station to Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Nightjet
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 846 km. It takes approximately 7h 10m to drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Zurich Airport (ZRH).

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Austrian Airlines, easyJet, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Zurich Airport.

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