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.
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 3 hours and 58 minutes, with around 25 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 ticket prices from St-Moritz to Zurich Hb can start from as little as €29.86 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
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 04:45. 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 87 miles (139 km) during the journey.