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Route overview
Avg. journey time4h 03m
Fare range€19.00 - €133.00
Train operators
First & last trains
First train departs at02:02
Last train departs at21:14
Fastest journey
Fastest route3h 35m
Changes1 change
Origin StationHeidelberg Hbf
Destination StationZürich HB

Heidelberg Hbf to Zürich HB train times

Check out the next trains departing from Heidelberg Hbf to Zürich HB for Tuesday 30th Apr 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
Heidelberg Hbf
Zürich HB
4h 01m
2 changes
Heidelberg Hbf
Zürich HB
4h 13m
1 change
Heidelberg Hbf
Zürich HB
3h 47m
2 changes
Heidelberg Hbf
Zürich HB
3h 35m
1 change
Heidelberg Hbf
Zürich HB
4h 02m
2 changes

ÖBB and Nightjet trains from Heidelberg Hbf to Zürich HB

You can travel from Heidelberg Hbf to Zürich HB on ÖBB and Nightjet 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.

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 230 km/h and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Nightjet is the night train service for ÖBB. These trains travel through Austria at night to neighbouring countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Poland and Croatia. Passengers can choose to travel in a seating position or in a sleeping cabin, shared or individual. Convenient for those looking to save one night at the hotel and avoid spending part of the day travelling. This train also has luxury compartments with extras for a trip in comfort.

Cheap train tickets from Heidelberg Hbf to Zürich HB

Train tickets from Heidelberg Hbf to Zürich HB start at €19 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €77.48.
lowest price found
1 weeksin advance
avg. single price71.14
0.14285714285714285 weeksin advance
avg. single price75.37
on the day
avg. single price77.48

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 Heidelberg Hbf to Zürich HB 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 dependant on the individual train operating company you travel with.

How long does it take to travel from Heidelberg Hbf to Zürich HB by train?

The average journey time between Heidelberg Hbf and Zürich HB is 4 hours and 3 minutes and the fastest journey time is 3 hours and 35 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 36 trains per day travelling from Heidelberg Hbf to Zürich HB. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Heidelberg Hbf to Zürich HB?

The first train from Heidelberg Hbf to Zürich HB departs at 02:02. The last train from Heidelberg Hbf to Zürich HB departs at 21:14. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Heidelberg Hbf and Zürich HB?

No, it is not possible to travel from Heidelberg Hbf to Zürich HB without having to change trains. To travel from Heidelberg Hbf to Zürich HB will require a minimum of 1 change. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zürich HB to Heidelberg Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Heidelberg Hbf to Zürich HB.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Heidelberg Hbf to Zürich HB for a typical week day using timetable data for 30/04/2019. 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 01/10/2018 for travel on 01/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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