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There are 10 ways to get from Zürich to Zoologischer Garten by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  4h 53m

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

€59 - €196

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Heidelberg Pre Waypoint 476 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heidelberg central train station to Berlin central station Flx10

€49 - €65

8 alternative options

Fly Zurich to Berlin Tegel  •  15h 2m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) ZRH - TXL

€105 - €441

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) STR - BER

€116 - €354

Train to Basel, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) BSL - BER

€68 - €198

Fly Zurich to Dresden, train  •  6h 51m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Dresden (DRS) ZRH - DRS
  2. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf

€84 - €439

Train via Basel  •  9h 28m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Berlin-Spandau Ice / ...

€155 - €280

Train  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Berlin Suedkreuz Ice

€155 - €212

Night train  •  11h 52m

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

€82 - €107

Drive  •  7h 15m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Zoologischer Garten 839.9 km

€90 - €140

Zürich to Zoologischer Garten by train and walk

The journey time between Zürich and Zoologischer Garten is around 10h 26m and covers a distance of around 976 km. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 30m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui and others, the Zürich to Zoologischer Garten service departs from Zuerich Hb and arrives in Zoologischer Garten. Typically 43 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10h 26m
Fastest journey time:
9h 30m
Services per week:
43
Cheapest price:
€166
Carbon emissions:
51 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:08
Last service departs at:
23:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zürich to Zoologischer Garten train and walk schedules

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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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
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zoologischer Garten is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zoologischer Garten is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zoologischer Garten 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, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Germany.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Zoologischer Garten is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 11h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Zoologischer Garten is to fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 220 and takes 4h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Zoologischer Garten. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Berlin Zoologischer Garten via Basel Sbb and Berlin-Spandau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 28m.

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The distance between Zürich and Zoologischer Garten is 666 km. The road distance is 839.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zoologischer Garten without a car is to train via Basel which takes 9h 28m and costs SFr 170 - SFr 310.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Zürich to Zoologischer Garten, including transfers.

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Zürich to Zoologischer Garten train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zoologischer Garten is to fly which takes 4h 53m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can train via Basel, which costs SFr 170 - SFr 310 and takes 9h 28m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 11h 13m.

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

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Zürich to Zoologischer Garten train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin-Spandau station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Zoologischer Garten.
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  • Distance: 666.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Zoologischer Garten, Germany?

Swiss, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Zürich to Zoologischer Garten hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Zoologischer Garten via Basel Sbb, Berlin-Spandau, and Berlin Zoologischer Garten in around 9h 28m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €320
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €320
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €480
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Tegel via Berlin Brandenburg Apt, Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Tegel via Hamburg, Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Tegel via Dusseldorf, Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Tegel via Hannover, Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Basel to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Flights from Basel to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €490
Flights from Zurich to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €260
Flights from Zurich to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Flights from Zurich to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€80 - €410
Flights from Stuttgart to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Flights from Zurich to Dresden via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€120 - €430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Flights from Basel to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €240
Flights from Basel to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€45 - €240
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Flights from Zurich to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €260
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €280
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Tegel via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €470
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 Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€29 - €55
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€140 - €200
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€150 - €210
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
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 Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€130 - €190
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €15
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€9 - €11
Business
€12 - €15
1st Class
€12 - €15
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 Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €45
Website
Railjet
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 Dresden-Neustadt to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Zurich Bus Station to Heidelberg Pre Waypoint
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Heidelberg central train station to Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Zoologischer Garten is 840 km. It takes approximately 7h 15m to drive from Zürich to Zoologischer Garten.

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

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There are 791+ hotels available in Zoologischer Garten. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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