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There are 4 ways to get from Zürich to Kempten (Allgäu)Ost by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Memmingen Ec

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Memmingen central bus station 106

2 alternative options

Bus via Winterthur  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Winterthur to Memmingen

Drive  •  2h 11m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Kempten (Allgäu)Ost 234.8 km
Switzerland → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Switzerland

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

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Switzerland

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, Taiwan and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Switzerland.

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kempten (Allgäu)Ost is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kempten (Allgäu)Ost is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kempten (Allgäu)Ost is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Switzerland from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 16 May 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Kempten (Allgäu)Ost is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 2h 11m.

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The fastest way to get from Zürich to Kempten (Allgäu)Ost is to drive. Taking this option will cost SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 2h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Kempten (Allgäu)Ost. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Kempten via Memmingen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 33m.

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The distance between Zürich and Kempten (Allgäu)Ost is 140 km. The road distance is 234.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Kempten (Allgäu)Ost without a car is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 140.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from Zürich to Kempten (Allgäu)Ost, including transfers.

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Zürich to Kempten (Allgäu)Ost train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Kempten (Allgäu)Ost is to train which takes 3h 33m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 60 and takes 4h 37m.

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Zürich to Kempten (Allgäu)Ost train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Memmingen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Kempten (Allgäu)Ost is 235 km. It takes approximately 2h 11m to drive from Zürich to Kempten (Allgäu)Ost.

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  • Distance: 139.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 33m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Kempten (Allgäu)Ost, Germany?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zuerich Hb to Memmingen 5 times a day. Tickets cost €65 - €120 and the journey takes 2h 26m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich Bus Station to Memmingen central bus station twice daily. Tickets cost €12 - €15 and the journey takes 3h 30m. Autokar Polska also services this route once a week.

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 Zuerich Hb to Memmingen
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Memmingen central bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Zurich to Memmingen
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Winterthur to Memmingen
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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