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There are 6 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Berlin Wall by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to S Südkreuz Bhf

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Train via Basel

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Berlin Hbf

Train

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Berlin Hbf

Night train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Berlin Wall

Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Berlin Wall by train and walk

The journey time between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Berlin Wall is around 9h 27m and covers a distance of around 999 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 2m. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 38m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, Thurbo and others, the Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Berlin Wall service departs from Zürich Flughafen and arrives in Berlin Wall. Typically 47 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
8h 24m
Layover time:
1h 2m
Total time:
9h 27m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
8h 38m
Journey distance:
999 km
Services per week:
47
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
52 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:45
Last service departs at:
23:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Berlin Wall train and walk schedules

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: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, France, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Switzerland

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

Frequently Asked Questions


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 Berlin Wall is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Berlin Wall is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Berlin Wall 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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Berlin Wall is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 85 and takes 15h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Berlin Wall is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 200 and takes 2h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Berlin Wall. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Berlin Hbf via Zuerich Hb and Basel Sbb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 28m.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Berlin Wall is 660 km. The road distance is 841.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Berlin Wall without a car is to train via Basel which takes 9h 28m and costs SFr 160 - SFr 290.

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It takes approximately 2h 13m to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Berlin Wall, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Berlin Wall train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Berlin Wall is to fly which takes 2h 13m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 200. Alternatively, you can train via Basel, which costs SFr 160 - SFr 290 and takes 9h 28m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 85 and takes 15h 37m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Berlin Wall train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Berlin Wall.
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  • Distance: 659.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 13m

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

Swiss, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Berlin Wall every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Berlin Wall via Zuerich Hb, Basel Sbb, and Berlin Hbf in around 9h 28m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €330
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €330
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €280
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €430
Train operators
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 Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€140 - €210
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€160 - €230
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€130 - €190
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).

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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 S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
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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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai to Berlin Südkreuz
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
RegioJet

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Berlin Wall is 841 km. It takes approximately 7h 16m to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Berlin Wall.

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Eurowings, easyJet, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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