Arrival from Germany

Internationale Anreise aus Deutschland

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 2 h 55 min
up to 8 
München – Lindau – Zürich 2 h 55 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 and 2nd class

Accessible to 1st and 2nd class passengers

  • Onboard restaurant and/or minibar
  • Free WLAN/onboard entertainment via ICE portal in Germany and Switzerland, power outlets at the seat
  • Special zones: children and quiet zones

Accessible exclusively to 1st class passengers

  • Service at the seat
  • Access to Deutsche Bahn lounges (not valid for supersaver tickets)
Timetable & Tickets

Timetable Link for direct booking: Deutsche Bahn

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

  • Full flexibility thanks to free choice of train ICE, IC/EC
  • IC/EC tickets only valid on these trains, upgrade to ICE possible against surcharge
  • Seat reservation included in 1st class, recommended in 2nd class

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

  • 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 recommended

Information regarding Nightjet

  • Standard and saver night fares available, 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). Link for direct bookings: Deutsche Bahn