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Travelling from St Moritz to Zurich by train

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.

St-Moritz to Zurich Hb by train

It takes an average of 3h 58m to travel from St-Moritz to Zurich Hb by train, over a distance of around 87 miles (139 km). There are normally 25 trains per day travelling from St-Moritz to Zurich Hb and tickets for this journey start from €29.86 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 6m
PriceFrom €29.86
Distance87 miles (139 km)
Frequency25 trains per day
First train04:45
Last train21:02
Departure stationSt-Moritz
Arrival stationZurich Hb
Changes1 change

Cheap train tickets from St-Moritz to Zurich Hb

The price of train tickets from St-Moritz to Zurich Hb starts at €29.86 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 St-Moritz 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.

§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 dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from St-Moritz 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 St-Moritz to Zurich Hb take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between St-Moritz and Zurich Hb by train?

The fastest journey time by train from St-Moritz to Zurich Hb is 3 hours and 6 minutes.

How much does the train from St-Moritz to Zurich Hb cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from St-Moritz to Zurich Hb?

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.

What time does the first train from St-Moritz to Zurich Hb leave?

The first train from St-Moritz to Zurich Hb leaves at 04:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from St-Moritz to Zurich Hb leave?

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.

What's the distance between St-Moritz and Zurich Hb by train?

Trains travelling from St-Moritz to Zurich Hb cover a distance of around 87 miles (139 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zurich Hb to St-Moritz.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for St-Moritz to Zurich Hb for a typical week day using timetable data for . 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 04/02/2019 for travel on 04/02/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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