From the fresh alpine air of a picturesque resort town to the sprawling Swiss capital, when you need to make the trek from one to the other, consider going from St Moritz to Zurich by train.
The drive is only quicker if you’re a dab hand at negotiating the many parklands, mountains and rivers you’ll encounter. Better to sit back and let someone else take the reins, and go by train! Not only is this environmentally kinder to the beautiful countryside you’ll pass through, but it means you can read up on your destination before arriving.
The three-hour journey from St Moritz to Zurich encounters one quick change - the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs before hopping back on. In no time, you’ll find yourself in the heart of Zurich and with no taxi transfers needed either. Intrigued to find out more? Read on to discover more about this route, including train times, ticket prices and some useful FAQs.
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).
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.
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 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.
The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.
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 St-Moritz to Zurich Hb 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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between St-Moritz and Zurich Hb is 4 hours and 0 minutes, with around 29 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 St-Moritz to Zurich Hb is 3 hours and 6 minutes.
Train tickets from St-Moritz to Zurich Hb can start from as little as €29.86 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.
No, there are no direct train services from St-Moritz to Zurich Hb. Travelling from St-Moritz to Zurich Hb by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from St-Moritz to Zurich Hb leaves at 04:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from St-Moritz to Zurich Hb leaves at 21:02. 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 St-Moritz to Zurich Hb cover a distance of around 86 miles (139 km) during the journey.