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There are 7 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rainau by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Stuttgart, train

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Stuttgart (STR)
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt to Schwabsberg

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Winterthur to Ulm Hbf
  2. Take the train from Ulm Hauptbahnhof to Aalen Hauptbahnhof

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Fly to Nuremberg, train

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nuremberg (NUE)
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Ellwangen

Train

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Schaffhausen
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Ulm Hauptbahnhof
  3. Take the train from Ulm Hauptbahnhof to Aalen Hauptbahnhof

Train via Stuttgart

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Schaffhausen
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Schwabsberg

Train via Stuttgart #2

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Schwabsberg

Drive

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rainau

Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rainau by train

The train journey time between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Rainau is around 5h 43m and covers a distance of around 324 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 34m. The fastest train normally takes 5h 41m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), DB ZugBus RAB GmbH, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rainau train service departs from Zürich Flughafen and arrives in Schwabsberg. Typically 49 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
4h 8m
Layover time:
1h 34m
Total time:
5h 43m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
5h 41m
Train distance:
324 km
Trains per week:
49
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:57
Last train departs at:
17:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rainau train 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, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, 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, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, 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, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • 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, France, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, 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 Rainau is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Rainau 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: 26 Sep 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 Rainau is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 2h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rainau is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 2h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rainau. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Schwabsberg via Schaffhausen, Ulm Hauptbahnhof and Aalen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 19m.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Rainau is 203 km. The road distance is 314.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rainau without a car is to train which takes 5h 19m and costs SFr 65 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rainau, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rainau train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rainau train services, operated by Go Ahead BW, arrive at Schwabsberg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rainau is 315 km. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rainau.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rainau.
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  • Distance: 202.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 53m

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

You can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Rainau via Schaffhausen, Ulm Hauptbahnhof, Aalen Hauptbahnhof, and Aalen Hbf in around 5h 19m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €240
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €350
Train operators
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt to Schwabsberg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Schwabsberg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Go Ahead BW
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Bad Cannstatt to Schwabsberg
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Schwabsberg
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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 Nuernberg Hbf to Ellwangen
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Ellwangen Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Schaffhausen to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.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 Zürich Flughafen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Schaffhausen to Ulm Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Train from Ulm Hauptbahnhof to Aalen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Schaffhausen to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Aalen Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Hohenz.Landesbahn AG
Phone
(07471) 1806-11
Email
hzl@sweg.de
Website
hzl-online.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Aalen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Hohenzollerische Landesbahn
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Winterthur to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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