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Travel from Zürich to Schwyz by train in 56 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Zürich to Schwyz by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Zürich to Schwyz by train is 1 hour 8 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 56 minutes. You'll usually find 41 trains per day traveling the 40 km between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Schwyz. As the main train operator on this route, you're likely to be traveling on a service operated by SBB for all or at least part of your journey to Schwyz.

Book train tickets from Zürich to Schwyz in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $23.85. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Zürich to Schwyz by train

It takes an average of 1h 8m to travel from Zürich to Schwyz by train, over a distance of around 25 miles (40 km). There are normally 41 trains per day traveling from Zürich to Schwyz and tickets for this journey start from $23.85 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 56m
PriceFrom $23.85
Distance25 miles (40 km)
Frequency41 trains per day
First train00:08
Last train23:35
Departure stationZürich
Arrival stationSchwyz
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS

Zürich to Schwyz train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zürich to Schwyz for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:05 12:01 56m, direct
11:35 12:36 1h 1m, 1 change
12:05 13:01 56m, 1 change
12:35 13:36 1h 1m, 1 change
13:05 14:01 56m, direct
13:35 14:36 1h 1m, 1 change
14:05 15:01 56m, 1 change
14:35 15:36 1h 1m, 1 change
15:05 16:01 56m, direct
15:35 16:36 1h 1m, 1 change

SBB trains from Zürich to Schwyz

You can travel from Zürich to Schwyz 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 Zürich to Schwyz

The price of train tickets from Zürich to Schwyz starts at $23.85 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 Schwyz 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 Schwyz

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

The average journey time by train between Zürich and Schwyz is 1 hour and 8 minutes, with around 41 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 Schwyz by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zürich to Schwyz is 56 minutes.

How much does the train from Zürich to Schwyz cost?

Train tickets from Zürich to Schwyz can start from as little as $23.85 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 Schwyz?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Zürich to Schwyz without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Zürich to Schwyz each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

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

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

The last train from Zürich to Schwyz leaves at 23:35. 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 Schwyz by train?

Trains travelling from Zürich to Schwyz cover a distance of around 25 miles (40 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zürich to Schwyz for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. 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 05/05/2019 for travel on 05/05/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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