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There are 5 ways to get from Innsbruck to Zürich by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb Rjx / ...

SFr 40 - SFr 75

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Bus  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Zurich Bus Station 1921

SFr 17 - SFr 21

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Night train  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the night train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb En / ...

SFr 25 - SFr 75

Drive  •  3h 8m

  1. Drive from Innsbruck to Zürich 289.5 km

SFr 30 - SFr 50

Train, fly  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Muenchen Ost
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH

SFr 100 - SFr 281

Innsbruck to Zürich by train

The train journey time between Innsbruck and Zürich is around 3h 32m and covers a distance of around 278 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 32m. Operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), Hungarian Railways (MÁV) and Railjet, the Innsbruck to Zürich train service departs from Innsbruck Hbf and arrives in Zuerich Hb. Typically 49 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 32m
Fastest train time:
3h 32m
Trains per week:
49
Cheapest price:
SFr 40
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:48
Last train departs at:
19:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Innsbruck to Zürich train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Austria → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Austria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
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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 Austria

  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
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
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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 Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Georgia, India, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
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
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Austria

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 Austria.

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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 Zürich is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zürich is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zürich 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 Austria from Switzerland.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 21 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Innsbruck to Zürich is to bus which costs €16 - €19 and takes 4h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Innsbruck to Zürich is to drive. Taking this option will cost €30 - €45 and takes 3h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Innsbruck Südbahnstraße and arriving at Zurich Bus Station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 4h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Innsbruck Hbf and arriving at Zuerich Hb. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 32m.

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The distance between Innsbruck and Zürich is 215 km. The road distance is 289.5 km.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 3h 32m and costs €35 - €65.

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The train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb takes 3h 32m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Innsbruck to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Innsbruck Südbahnstraße station.

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Innsbruck to Zürich train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Innsbruck Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Zürich is to train which takes 3h 32m and costs €35 - €65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €19 and takes 4h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Innsbruck to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 214.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 32m

What companies run services between Innsbruck, Austria and Zürich, Switzerland?

Austrian Railways (ÖBB) operates a train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb every 4 hours. Tickets cost SFr 50 - SFr 75 and the journey takes 3h 32m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Zurich Bus Station 4 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 17 - SFr 21 and the journey takes 4h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 500
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Website
Railjet
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 Innsbruck Hbf to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Innsbruck to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich Bus Station.

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Innsbruck to Zürich train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Innsbruck to Zürich is 290 km. It takes approximately 3h 8m to drive from Innsbruck to Zürich.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Zurich Airport.

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