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Heidelberg to Zürich by train

It takes an average of 4h 47m to travel from Heidelberg to Zürich by train, over a distance of around 140 miles (225 km). There are normally 30 trains per day travelling from Heidelberg to Zürich and tickets for this journey start from $23.62 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 35m
Price$23.62 - $118.47
Distance140 miles (225 km)
Frequency30 trains per day
Departure stationHeidelberg
Arrival stationZürich
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Heidelberg to Zürich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Heidelberg to Zürich for Tuesday Apr 20th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:59 02:34 3h 35m, 1 change
11:37 03:44 4h 7m, 1 change
11:59 03:44 3h 45m, 2 changes
00:08 04:01 3h 53m, 2 changes
00:59 04:34 3h 35m, 1 change
01:37 05:44 4h 7m, 1 change
01:59 05:45 3h 46m, 2 changes
02:59 06:34 3h 35m, 2 changes
03:59 07:46 3h 47m, 1 change
04:59 08:54 3h 55m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Heidelberg to Zürich

The price of train tickets from Heidelberg to Zürich starts at $23.62 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.
lowest price found
from$23.62
on the day
avg. single price$89.18

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 Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg to Zürich

Want to know more about your journey from Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg to Zürich take?

The average journey time by train between Heidelberg and Zürich is 4 hours and 47 minutes, with around 30 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 Heidelberg and Zürich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Heidelberg to Zürich is 3 hours and 35 minutes.

How much does the train from Heidelberg to Zürich cost?

Train tickets from Heidelberg to Zürich can start from as little as $23.62 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 Heidelberg to Zürich?

No, there are no direct train services from Heidelberg to Zürich. Travelling from Heidelberg to Zürich by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Heidelberg to Zürich leaves at 11:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Heidelberg to Zürich leaves at 09:32. 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 Heidelberg and Zürich by train?

Trains travelling from Heidelberg to Zürich cover a distance of around 140 miles (225 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zürich to Heidelberg.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Heidelberg to Zürich for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/20/2021. 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 03/03/2021 for travel on 05/20/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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