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Traveling from Ramstein to Zürich by train

Looking to travel from Ramstein to Zürich by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 5 hours 55 minutes to travel from Ramstein to Zürich by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 5 hours 1 minute though. You'll usually find 17 trains per day running along the 241 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 2 changes during the journey to Zürich, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll be traveling with ICE, DB or ÖBB on your way to Zürich, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Ramstein to Zürich start from $24.21 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Zürich by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Ramstein to Zürich by train

It takes an average of 5h 55m to travel from Ramstein to Zürich by train, over a distance of around 150 miles (241 km). There are normally 17 trains per day traveling from Ramstein to Zürich and tickets for this journey start from $24.21 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 1m
PriceFrom $24.21
Distance150 miles (241 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
First train05:04
Last train20:57
Departure stationRamstein
Arrival stationZürich
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB, SBB CFF FFS

Ramstein to Zürich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Ramstein to Zürich for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:25 11:00 5h 35m, 4 changes
05:25 11:23 5h 58m, 3 changes
06:18 13:23 7h 5m, 4 changes
07:05 13:23 6h 18m, 3 changes
07:05 14:23 7h 18m, 2 changes
07:59 13:26 5h 27m, 3 changes
09:59 15:00 5h 1m, 2 changes
11:59 17:00 5h 1m, 3 changes
13:59 19:00 5h 1m, 3 changes
14:59 20:52 5h 53m, 4 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Ramstein to Zürich

You can travel from Ramstein to Zürich on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), 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.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

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 Ramstein to Zürich

The price of train tickets from Ramstein to Zürich starts at $24.21 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 Ramstein 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 Ramstein to Zürich

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

The average journey time by train between Ramstein and Zürich is 5 hours and 55 minutes, with around 17 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 Ramstein and Zürich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Ramstein to Zürich is 5 hours and 1 minute.

How much does the train from Ramstein to Zürich cost?

Train tickets from Ramstein to Zürich can start from as little as $24.21 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 Ramstein to Zürich?

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

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

The first train from Ramstein to Zürich leaves at 05:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Ramstein to Zürich leaves at 20:57. 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 Ramstein and Zürich by train?

Trains travelling from Ramstein to Zürich cover a distance of around 150 miles (241 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Ramstein to Zürich for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. 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 12/08/2022 for travel on 12/08/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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