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Dortmund to Zurich by train

  • First train
    04:04
  • Last train
    23:37
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 4m
  • Distance
    467 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    29
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 20m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Dortmund to Zurich by train

Fast trains from Dortmund to Zurich take around 6 hours and 4 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 467 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dortmund and Zurich.

1. Are there direct trains from Dortmund to Zurich?

Journeys between Dortmund and Zurich usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 32 departures on the route from Dortmund 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 27 departures.

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

The Dortmund to Zurich train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 4 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Zurich is usually scheduled to depart Dortmund around 04:30 and the last train is around 22:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Dortmund around 04:04, and the last at 23:37.

When to book Dortmund to Zurich train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 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 Dortmund to Zurich by train.

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Which train companies operate between Dortmund and Zurich?

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

  • ABELLIO Rail NRW
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Regional-Express
  • TGV
  • Thalys

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

Zurich to Dortmund by train

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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.