By Train to Zurich in 2023
Zurich, the capital of Switzerland, stands as an ideal destination for visitors seeking a blend of history, culture, and contemporary lifestyle. Wandering through the narrow streets of the old town, where Gothic and Renaissance buildings intermingle, feels like a journey back in time. Visitors can marvel at renowned architecture such as the Grossmünster and Fraumünster cathedrals, and explore numerous museums like the Kunsthaus or Rietberg Museum. Additionally, the city offers a vast array of shops, restaurants, and cafes where one can savor typical Swiss delicacies.
For those looking to maximize their time, the overnight train from Prague to Zurich is an optimal choice. Departing from Prague at 18:21 in the evening, it arrives in Zurich at 8:20 the following morning. This allows travelers to rest during the journey and arrive in Zurich refreshed, ready to uncover the beauties of this magnificent city. Moreover, this train option is available for the return journey to Prague, letting visitors savor their last moments in Zurich before departure.
The sleeper carriage traveling from Prague to Zurich is attached to the Eurocity “Southern Express” bound for Linz. This train features a dining car, allowing passengers to order meals for their journey. In Linz, the sleeper carriage joins the Euronight from Vienna, departing for Switzerland just before 1 a.m. The carriage is comfortable, ensuring passengers can enjoy this convenient and swift journey to Zurich, setting the stage for their adventure in this beautiful city.
|Vlakem do Švýcarska||EC 337 / NJ 466|
Praha – Curych
|NJ 467 / EC 330
Curych - Praha
|Tábor||19:20 -19:21||09:37 - 09:38|
|České Budějovice||20:01 - 20:06||08:52 - 08:57|
|Velešín město||20:24 - 20:25||08:32 - 08:33|
|Kaplice||20:36 - 20:37||08:20 - 08:21|
|Rybník||20:52 - 20:53||08:05 - 08:06|
|Linz||22:06 - 00:59||04:52 - 06:52|
|Salzburg Hbf||02:12 - 02:30||03:22 - 03:43|
|Innsbruck Hbf||04:23 - 04:31||01:20 - 01:28|
|Feldkirch||06:37 - 06:40||23:21 - 23:24|
|Buchs SG||06:56 - 07:12||22:48 - 23:05|
What’s the Train Experience Like?
The connection via Austria offers only sleeper carriages. Typically, the WLABmz826 sleeper carriage is used – an air-conditioned carriage with Economy and Deluxe compartments (the latter featuring a private shower and toilet). Corridors provide access to toilets and showers. If you opt for a DELUXE bed, you’ll have an en-suite toilet and shower. Refreshments and drinks can be purchased from the train attendant.
Beds come with a pillow and blanket. Compartments are designed for three (triple) but can be adjusted for two (double) or even a single traveler. All compartments are equipped with a sink with hot and cold water.
Each compartment features a power socket and WiFi connectivity throughout the journey. Unfortunately, the transport of bicycles or dogs is not permitted.
Ticket Prices and Purchase Points
Tickets can be acquired not only at Swiss Railways counters and their e-shop but also via the Czech Railways eShop. Ticket sales commence 180 days before the departure date, allowing ample time for trip planning. However, prices vary based on ticket availability for each price category, meaning earlier purchases increase the likelihood of securing a lower fare.
|Ceny v Kč||Včasná jízdenka od||Dospělá osoba||Dítě od 6 – 15 let||Interrail / Eurail|
|Lůžko T3||1364 Kč||1250 Kč||1116 Kč|
|Double||1686 Kč||1572 Kč||1438 Kč|
|Single||2257 Kč||2257 Kč||2728 Kč|
First minute Europe Tickets: These tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. They are person-specific.
Other Tickets: Can be returned by midnight the day before validity with a 10% deduction. On the day of departure, a 50% fee applies (minimum 3 EUR per seat/night).