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Take the train from Koblenz to Zürich in 5 hours 26 minutes

If you want to travel from Koblenz to Zürich by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Koblenz to Zürich by train to take around 6 hours 54 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 5 hours 26 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 28 trains per day running on this route, which spans 338 km. There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Zürich. DB trains are the main operator of services on this route, so you're likely to travel with them for all or at least part of your journey to Zürich.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Koblenz to Zürich start from $22.77 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Koblenz to Zürich by train

It takes an average of 6h 54m to travel from Koblenz to Zürich by train, over a distance of around 210 miles (338 km). There are normally 28 trains per day traveling from Koblenz to Zürich and tickets for this journey start from $22.77 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 5h 26m


210 miles (338 km)


28 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $22.77

Train and bus operators

Flixbus, Deutsche Bahn

Koblenz to Zürich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Koblenz to Zürich for Tuesday Mar 28th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:30 17:00 6h 30m, 3 changes
10:52 18:23 7h 31m, 2 changes
11:22 17:52 6h 30m, 4 changes
11:22 18:26 7h 4m, 3 changes
12:48 19:00 6h 12m, 2 changes
12:48 20:23 7h 35m, 1 change
12:52 20:23 7h 31m, 2 changes
13:03 20:23 7h 20m, 4 changes
14:48 20:52 6h 4m, 3 changes
14:48 21:00 6h 12m, 2 changes

Deutsche Bahn, IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Koblenz to Zürich

You can travel from Koblenz to Zürich on Deutsche Bahn, IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) 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.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Koblenz to Zürich

The price of train tickets from Koblenz to Zürich starts at $22.77 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 Koblenz 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 Koblenz to Zürich

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

The average journey time by train between Koblenz and Zürich is 6 hours and 54 minutes, with around 28 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 Koblenz and Zürich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Koblenz to Zürich is 5 hours and 26 minutes.

How much does the train from Koblenz to Zürich cost?

Train tickets from Koblenz to Zürich can start from as little as $22.77 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 Koblenz to Zürich?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Koblenz to Zürich without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Koblenz to Zürich each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Koblenz to Zürich leaves at 00:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Koblenz to Zürich leaves at 20:13. 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 Koblenz and Zürich by train?

Trains travelling from Koblenz to Zürich cover a distance of around 210 miles (338 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zürich to Koblenz.

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