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Take the train from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport in 2 hours 20 minutes

If you want to travel from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport by train to take around 3 hours 20 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 2 hours 20 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 61 trains per day running on this route, which spans 36 miles (57 km). You’ll have to make 2 changes along the way on your journey to Zurich Airport. Both DB and SBB trains operate on this route, offering modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage as standard.

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Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport by train

First train

05:35

Last train

22:50

Departure station

Donaueschingen Aufen

Arrival station

Zurich Airport

Journey time

From 2h 20m

Distance

36 miles (57 km)

Frequency

61 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, SBB CFF FFS

Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport train times

Check out the next trains departing from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport for Tuesday 23rd April 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:20 14:44 3h 24m, 2 changes
12:06 14:36 2h 30m, 4 changes
12:06 14:44 2h 38m, 3 changes
12:06 15:14 3h 8m, 2 changes
12:20 15:44 3h 24m, 2 changes
13:06 15:36 2h 30m, 4 changes
13:06 15:44 2h 38m, 3 changes
13:06 16:14 3h 8m, 2 changes
13:36 16:24 2h 48m, 4 changes
13:36 16:44 3h 8m, 3 changes

Deutsche Bahn, IC (Intercity) and SBB trains from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport

You can travel from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport on Deutsche Bahn, IC (Intercity) and 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.

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.

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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.

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).

Intercity (IC) and Intercity classes from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity (IC) and Intercity when travelling from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport.

Onboard services on Intercity (IC) and Intercity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

You will find an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you opt for the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

If you upgrade to First Class, you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

Although the menu changes every three months, you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Currently, free WiFi is available on certain IC trains. Deutsche Bahn are gradually installing free WiFi on all their IC trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On IC trains, children under 5 years old travel free of charge and don’t need a ticket. Kids up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

On board, you will find family and children areas which are bookable.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle on a IC train. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Bike storage spaces are usually located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

With IC, you can travel with your pet. If you have a small dog or pet, you do not need an extra ticket and they can travel for free in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Deutsche Bahn offer the Mobility Service, where staff will help you board, disembark or change trains. Staff will also answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you want on SBB Intercity trains, provided that it fits in the luggage racks provided.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Many SBB Intercity trains will have a restaurant or bistro carriage so you can buy food and drink throughout your journey. You may be able to sit at a table in the restaurant carriage or take your meal back to your seat.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

There are plug sockets on SBB trains. You can also enjoy free WiFi on Intercity trains via the SBB FreeSurf portal.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

There is pushchair storage available on the train, as well as a baby changing toilet onboard. On Intercity trains, there is also a dedicated family carriage.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You can take your bicycle onboard SBB Intercity trains. Between 21st March and 31st October, it's compulsory to reserve a bike space on some Intercity trains. You must also buy a ticket for your bike at a ticket office, ticket machine or online.

PetPetPets

Dogs under 30cm in height can travel for free if they're in a carrier and placed under your seat. Larger dogs can travel with you if you buy a Dog Day Pass for CHF 25, which can be purchased at a ticket office, at a ticket machine, online or on the SBB app. The pass is valid for a day on trains, ships, trams and buses in most Swiss cities.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

SBB Intercity trains have priority seats for passengers with reduced mobility, as well as a wheelchair-accessible toilet.

InfoInfoOther

There is a Business Zone and a Quiet Zone in First Class on SBB Intercity trains.

Cheap train tickets from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport

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 Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport? 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 Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport take?

The average journey time by train between Donaueschingen Aufen and Zurich Airport is 3 hours and 20 minutes, with around 61 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 Donaueschingen Aufen and Zurich Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport is 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport?

No, there are no direct train services from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport. Travelling from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport leave?

The first train from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport leaves at 05:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport leave?

The last train from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport leaves at 22:50. 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 Donaueschingen Aufen and Zurich Airport by train?

Trains travelling from Donaueschingen Aufen to Zurich Airport cover a distance of around 36 miles (57 km) during the journey.

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