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How to travel from Gstaad to Zürich by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Gstaad to Zürich? Look no further.

You'll usually find 26 trains per day running between Gstaad and Zürich, which usually take 3 hours 53 minutes to complete the 139 km journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 55 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Zürich from Gstaad, you'll just need to make 2 changes along the way. All or part of your journey will be onboard a train operated by SBB, as they are the main carrier on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Gstaad to Zürich if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $46.37. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Gstaad to Zürich by train

It takes an average of 3h 53m to travel from Gstaad to Zürich by train, over a distance of around 86 miles (139 km). There are normally 26 trains per day traveling from Gstaad to Zürich and tickets for this journey start from $46.37 when you book in advance.

First train

05:03

Last train

23:25

Departure station

Gstaad

Arrival station

Zürich

Journey time

2h 55m

Distance

139 miles (86 km)

Frequency

26 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From $46.37

Train and bus operators

SBB CFF FFS

Gstaad to Zürich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Gstaad to Zürich for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:25 12:28 3h 3m, 2 changes
10:02 12:58 2h 56m, 2 changes
10:25 13:28 3h 3m, 2 changes
11:25 14:28 3h 3m, 2 changes
12:25 15:28 3h 3m, 2 changes
13:25 16:28 3h 3m, 2 changes
14:25 17:28 3h 3m, 2 changes
15:25 18:28 3h 3m, 2 changes
16:25 19:28 3h 3m, 2 changes
17:25 20:28 3h 3m, 3 changes

SBB trains from Gstaad to Zürich

You can travel from Gstaad to Zürich on SBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

Cheap train tickets from Gstaad to Zürich

The price of train tickets from Gstaad to Zürich starts at $46.37 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Gstaad to Zürich by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Gstaad to Zürich

Want to know more about your journey from Gstaad to Zürich? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Gstaad to Zürich take?

The average journey time by train between Gstaad and Zürich is 3 hours and 53 minutes, with around 26 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Gstaad and Zürich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Gstaad to Zürich is 2 hours and 55 minutes.

How much does the train from Gstaad to Zürich cost?

Train tickets from Gstaad to Zürich can start from as little as $46.37 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Gstaad to Zürich?

No, there are no direct train services from Gstaad to Zürich. Travelling from Gstaad to Zürich by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Gstaad to Zürich leave?

The first train from Gstaad to Zürich leaves at 05:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Gstaad to Zürich leave?

The last train from Gstaad to Zürich leaves at 23:25. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Gstaad and Zürich by train?

Trains travelling from Gstaad to Zürich cover a distance of around 86 miles (139 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zürich to Gstaad.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Gstaad to Zürich for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 05/02/2019 for travel on 05/02/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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