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Ghent to Zurich by train

  • First train
    05:24
  • Last train
    22:23
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 2m
  • Distance
    537 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    21
  • Avg. journey time
    10hr 36m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Ghent to Zurich by train

Fast trains from Ghent to Zurich take around 7 hours and 2 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 537 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ghent and Zurich.

1. Are there direct trains from Ghent to Zurich?

Journeys between Ghent and Zurich usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 22 departures on the route from Ghent to Zurich every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 19 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Ghent to Zurich?

The Ghent to Zurich train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 2 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Ghent to Zurich train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Zurich is usually scheduled to depart Ghent around 05:37 and the last train is around 22:23. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Ghent around 05:24, and the last at 20:27.

When to book Ghent to Zurich train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Ghent to Zurich by train.

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Which train companies operate between Ghent and Zurich?

More than one train company operates on the route from Ghent to Zurich, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Lyria
  • TGV
  • Thalys
  • Train Express Regional

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.