Arrival from Germany

Map – Arrival from Germany

Due to the epidemiological situation, international train services are currently still limited. Daily updated information can be found here.

Numerous German cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt or Munich 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, WiFi, 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 Approximate travel time Times per day
Berlin – Frankfurt – Basel SBB – Interlaken Ost 10 h up to 3 
Dortmund/Köln – Mannheim – Basel SBB 3 h 55 min up to 6
Hamburg – Frankfurt – Basel SBB – Zürich – Chur 10 h up to 2  
Stuttgart – Singen – Zürich 3 h up to 8 
München – Lindau – Zürich 3 h 30 min up to 3
Frankfurt – Basel SBB – Luzern – Lugano 6 h once
Overnight connections: Hamburg – Hannover – Basel – Zürich 12 h 15 min once 
Overnight connections: Berlin – Basel – Zürich 12 h 20 min once
Services ICE

Travel classes

  • 1st class
  • 2nd class

Available for 1st and 2nd class

  • Onboard restaurant and / or minibar
  • Free WiFi / on-board entertainment “ICE portal” in Germany and Switzerland
  • Power outlets at the seat
  • Special zones: children and quiet zones

Available exclusively to 1st class

  • Service at the seat
  • Access to DB lounges (no valid for supersaver tickets)
Timetable & Tickets


Standard fare (Presale: 180 days prior to departure date)

  • Full flexibility (free choice of train ICE, IC/EC)
  • IC/EC tickets can only be used on these trains (change to ICE at a surcharge)
  • Seat reservation not included but available and recommended (included in 1st class)

Supersaver fare

  • Saver and supersaver fares (no rebooking or cancellation)
  • Valid only on the booked date and train
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts
  • Limited offer of supersaver tickets available
  • Seat reservation not included but available and recommended

Link for direct booking: Deutsche Bahn

Note for Nightjet connections: Standard and saver night fares available, both tied to a specific train

On validated travel days, holders of a Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) Only need a ticket to the Swiss border (Basel Bad Bf, Schaffhausen, St. Margrethen).