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There are 6 ways to get from Donaueschingen to Zurich Airport (ZRH) by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the train from Donaueschingen to Singen Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Singen to Zürich HB Ic / ...

SFr 53 - SFr 135

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Train, bus  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the train from Donaueschingen to Singen Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Singen Station to Winterthur Station

SFr 16 - SFr 83

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Train via Konstanz  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the train from Donaueschingen to Konstanz Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Konstanz to Zürich Flughafen Ir75 / ...

SFr 28 - SFr 115

Train, bus via Stein am Rhein  •  2h 54m

  1. Take the train from Donaueschingen to Singen Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Singen Bahnhof - ZOB to Stein am Rhein Bf 349
  3. Take the train from Stein am Rhein to Winterthur S29

SFr 22 - SFr 92

Drive  •  1h 6m

  1. Drive from Donaueschingen to Zurich Airport (ZRH) 77.3 km

SFr 9 - SFr 14

Towncar  •  1h 6m

  1. Take a town car from Donaueschingen to Zurich Airport 77.3 km

SFr 55 - SFr 110

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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (COVID-19 not detected) taken 3 days before boarding
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
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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 2 metres
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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 2 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.

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Last updated: 11 Apr 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Donaueschingen to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to drive which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 1h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Donaueschingen to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to drive which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 1h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Donaueschingen to Zurich Airport (ZRH). However, there are services departing from Donaueschingen and arriving at Zürich Flughafen via Singen and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 5m.

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The distance between Donaueschingen and Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 56 km. The road distance is 77.3 km.

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The best way to get from Donaueschingen to Zurich Airport (ZRH) without a car is to train which takes 2h 5m and costs 45€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 2h 5m to get from Donaueschingen to Zurich Airport (ZRH), including transfers.

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Donaueschingen to Zurich Airport (ZRH) train services, operated by DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg, depart from Donaueschingen station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Donaueschingen to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 77 km. It takes approximately 1h 6m to drive from Donaueschingen to Zurich Airport (ZRH).

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  • Distance: 56.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 5m

What companies run services between Donaueschingen, Germany and Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland?

You can take a train from Donaueschingen to Zurich Airport (ZRH) via Singen and Zürich HB in around 2h 5m.

Train operators
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Donaueschingen to Singen
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Donaueschingen to Konstanz
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Donaueschingen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 14
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Donaueschingen to Konstanz
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Donaueschingen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Donaueschingen to Konstanz
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Singen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Konstanz to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from Konstanz to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 17
Website
Thurbo
Schedules at
SBB
Train from Stein am Rhein to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 9
Website
Thurbo
Schedules at
SBB
Bus operators
Sonstige
Website
suedbadenbus.de
Bus from Singen Bahnhof - ZOB to Stein am Rhein Bf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
suedbadenbus.de
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Singen Station to Winterthur Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 2 - SFr 4
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Donaueschingen to Zurich Airport
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110

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