Arrival from Germany

Map – Arrival from Germany

Numerous German cities such as Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt are connected to Basel, Zurich, Berne, Lucerne, Chur, Thun and Interlaken via 40 daily connections.

On the train, travellers lack nothing at all: Restaurant, minibar, power outlets at the seat and ample legroom are standard conveniences on the ICE. A regular timetable and high flexibility ensure a smooth arrival from Germany.

The tri-national train runs daily from Frankfurt to Milano via Basel, Lucerne and Lugano.

Direct connections Duration Times per day
Berlin – Frankfurt – Basel SBB – Interlaken Ost 10 h up to 3 
Dortmund/Köln – Mannheim – Basel SBB 5 h 10 min up to 2 
Hamburg – Frankfurt – Basel SBB – Zürich – Chur 9 h up to 2  
Stuttgart – Singen – Zürich 3 h up to 8 
München – Lindau – Zürich 4 h 45 min up to 3*
Frankfurt – Basel SBB – Luzern – Lugano 6 h 25 min once
Overnight connections: Hamburg – Hannover – Basel – Zürich 12 h 40 min once 
Overnight connections: Berlin – Basel – Zürich 12 h 35 min once

*IC buses travel the route between Munich and Zurich up to seven times daily, a service in addition to train connections.

Services ICE

Travel classes

  • 1st class
  • 2nd class

Available for 1st and 2nd class

  • On-board restaurant and / or minibar
  • Free WiFi / on-board entertainment “ICE portal”
  • Power outlet at the seat
  • Special coaches: children’s and quiet compartment

Available exclusively for 1st class

  • Access to DB lounges
  • More space and spacious, comfortable seats
  • At-seat food and beverages service
  • Free daily newspapers
Timetable & Tickets


Standard fare

  • Full flexibility (free choice of train)
  • Seat reservation not included in the fare but optional and recommended (included in 1st class fare)
  • Ticket bookable from 180 days prior to departure

Supersaver fare

  • Saver and supersaver fares available
  • Valid only on the booked date and train
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts
  • Limited number of tickets available
  • Seat reservation not included but possible and recommended
  • Ticket bookable from 180 days prior to departure

Link for direct booking: Deutsche Bahn

Note for Nightjet connections: both standard fare and supersaver night fare only valid on the booked train