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About the train journey from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb

Want to travel from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb usually takes 14 hours 50 minutes on average to travel 80 miles (128 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 8 hours 55 minutes. You can expect to find 17 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren’t any direct services running between Neuchâtel and Zurich Hb, you’ll need to make 1 change on your way to Zurich Hb. SBB are the main train operator on this route and will whisk you to Zurich Hb in no time.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save!

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Zurich Hb, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb by train

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station

Zurich Hb

Journey time

From 8h 55m


80 miles (128 km)


17 trains per day


1 change

Train and bus operators


Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb train times

Check out the next trains departing from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb for Tuesday 19th December 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:34 21:26 9h 52m, 2 changes
12:08 22:27 10h 19m, 2 changes
14:08 04:28 14h 20m, 4 changes
15:08 06:55 15h 47m, 6 changes
16:08 07:55 15h 47m, 4 changes
16:08 10:27 18h 19m, 2 changes
17:02 09:28 16h 26m, 3 changes
17:02 10:28 17h 26m, 2 changes
17:08 10:55 17h 47m, 5 changes
17:08 11:27 18h 19m, 4 changes

SBB trains from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb

You can travel from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb 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).

Intercity classes from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity when travelling from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb.

Onboard services on Intercity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Cheap train tickets from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb

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 Neuchâtel to Zurich 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 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 Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb? 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 Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb take?

The average journey time by train between Neuchâtel and Zurich Hb is 14 hours and 50 minutes, with around 17 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 Neuchâtel and Zurich Hb by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb is 8 hours and 55 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb?

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

What time does the first train from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb leave?

The first train from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb leaves at 07:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb leave?

The last train from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb leaves at 21:15. 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 Neuchâtel and Zurich Hb by train?

Trains travelling from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb cover a distance of around 80 miles (128 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zurich Hb to Neuchâtel. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Neuchâtel to Zurich Hb.

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