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Taking the train from Zürich to Poznań in 11 hours 33 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Zürich to Poznań? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 15 hours 59 minutes to travel the 818 km from Zürich to Poznań by train, although you can get there in as little as 11 hours 33 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 14 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either ICE, DB or ÖBB. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Zürich to Poznań start from $79.45 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Poznań? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Zürich to Poznań by train

It takes an average of 15h 59m to travel from Zürich to Poznań by train, over a distance of around 509 miles (818 km). There are normally 14 trains per day traveling from Zürich to Poznań and tickets for this journey start from $79.45 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

11h 33m


818 miles (509 km)


14 trains per day


1 change


From $79.45

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, SBB CFF FFS, Flixbus, Regiojet, ÖBB

Zürich to Poznań train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zürich to Poznań for Monday Feb 13th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
23:08 15:32 16h 24m, 2 changes
04:59 17:32 12h 33m, 2 changes
07:59 19:32 11h 33m, 2 changes
08:59 00:57 15h 58m, 3 changes
09:53 03:42 17h 49m, 6 changes
11:40 07:23 19h 43m, 2 changes
12:33 06:06 17h 33m, 4 changes
12:33 07:23 18h 50m, 3 changes
15:59 07:32 15h 33m, 2 changes
18:59 11:32 16h 33m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn, SBB, ÖBB and IC (Intercity) trains from Zürich to Poznań

You can travel from Zürich to Poznań on Deutsche Bahn, SBB, ÖBB and IC (Intercity) 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.

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).

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Zürich to Poznań

The price of train tickets from Zürich to Poznań starts at $79.45 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 Zürich to Poznań 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 Zürich to Poznań

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

The average journey time by train between Zürich and Poznań is 15 hours and 59 minutes, with around 14 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 Zürich and Poznań by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zürich to Poznań is 11 hours and 33 minutes.

How much does the train from Zürich to Poznań cost?

Train tickets from Zürich to Poznań can start from as little as $79.45 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 Zürich to Poznań?

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

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

The first train from Zürich to Poznań leaves at 00:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Zürich to Poznań leaves at 22:36. 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 Zürich and Poznań by train?

Trains travelling from Zürich to Poznań cover a distance of around 509 miles (818 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Poznań to Zürich.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zürich to Poznań for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/13/2023. 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 02/13/2023 for travel on 02/13/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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