If you want to know more about the journey from Zürich to Thun by train, look no further!
The average journey time from Zürich to Thun by train is 1 hour 35 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 1 hour 20 minutes. You'll usually find 42 trains per day traveling the 98 km between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Thun. 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 Thun.
Book train tickets from Zürich to Thun in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $18.43. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.
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It takes an average of 1h 35m to travel from Zürich to Thun by train, over a distance of around 61 miles (98 km). There are normally 42 trains per day traveling from Zürich to Thun and tickets for this journey start from $18.43 when you book in advance.
From 1h 20m
61 miles (98 km)
42 trains per day
Direct trains available
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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).
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 Thun by booking early.§
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.
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!
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.
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The average journey time by train between Zürich and Thun is 1 hour and 35 minutes, with around 42 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Zürich to Thun is 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Train tickets from Zürich to Thun can start from as little as $18.43 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Zürich to Thun without having to change trains. There are 14 direct trains from Zürich to Thun each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Zürich to Thun leaves at 00:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Zürich to Thun leaves at 23:02. 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.
Trains travelling from Zürich to Thun cover a distance of around 61 miles (98 km) during the journey.