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Zurich to Klosters Train: All You Need To Know

Last Updated on December 26, 2023 by Darla Uhl

Situated in the picturesque Prättigau region, Klosters is a charming alpine village known for its captivating beauty and tranquil ambiance. Surrounded by the breathtaking Swiss Alps, Klosters captivates visitors with its idyllic charm and natural splendor. The village is a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts, boasting a range of ski slopes and outdoor activities. If you would like to go from Zurich to Klosters by train, then this article is for you.

Image of Klosters Platz Train Station by TouringSwitzerland.com

Skiers and snowboarders can explore the pristine slopes of renowned ski areas such as Madrisa and Gotschna, while enjoying fantastic mountain vistas. With its rustic charm and welcoming atmosphere, Klosters captures the essence of an alpine retreat, providing a serene escape for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Some of those visitors who will want to go to Klosters will come from Zurich. In this article, we will discuss the train commute from Zurich to get to Klosters. How long is the travel time from Zurich to reach this popular mountain resort? How much are the tickets? Read on for more information. 

On this page, you can find all the information you need regarding the train journey from Zurich to get to Klosters.

Overview: Navigating Swiss Trains

You can start by visiting the SBB website: www.sbb.ch. Using the website, you can type in your departure and arrival destinations. It will then guide you to where and when you need to be. An app is also available for iOS and Android devices.

If you wish to pay half the fare for all your train rides in Switzerland, a Half Fare Discount Card (1-month validity) is available on www.sbb.ch. This allows you to travel for half the price on all SBB routes and most other railways during the duration of your discount card.

Using the Swiss Pass, you get unlimited travel by train, bus, and boat in Switzerland. Over 500 museums are also free or discounted, and there are free or discounted excursions to mountain summits.

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How to Get From Zurich to Klosters

Image of Klosters Dorf Train Station by TouringSwitzerland.com

Two train stops will bring you to Klosters – Klosters Platz and Klosters Dorf. Find out where you need to get off the train before you head to Klosters. You need to check your itinerary or accommodation for which stop you’re taking.

How To Get From Zurich to Klosters

The fastest and easiest way to get from Zurich to Davos is to go via Landquart. You will have to take the following trains:

  1. First, take the Intercity train from Zurich to Landquart.
  2. In Landquart, take the regional train to Klosters Platz or Klosters Dorf.

For those heading to Madrisa, the Klosters Dorf stop is the one to look out for. On the other hand, if Gotschna is your destination, the Klosters Platz stop is where you should alight. These well-placed stops provide seamless access to the respective ski areas, ensuring a smooth journey for all visitors.

Image of Gotschnabahn Valley Station, Klosters Platz by TouringSwitzerland.com

How To Get From Zurich Airport to Klosters

There are no direct trains from Zurich Airport to Klosters. If you want to find out which train platform you need to go to and what time, you can check the screens and boards inside Zurich Airport. 

From Zurich Airport, you can take any train which will lead you to Zurich Train Station. From Zurich Train Station, you can head to Klosters via Landquart.

Here are the trains that you need to take from Zurich Airport to Klosters:

  1. First, take an Intercity or Interregio train from Zurich Airport to Zurich (Zurich HB).
  2. In Zurich, take the Intercity train to Landquart.
  3. In Landquart, take the regional train to Klosters Platz or Klosters Dorf.

For those heading to Madrisa, the Klosters Dorf stop is the one to look out for. On the other hand, if Gotschna is your destination, the Klosters Platz stop is where you should alight. These well-placed stops provide seamless access to the respective ski areas, ensuring a smooth journey for all visitors.


Is There a Direct Train From Zurich to Klosters?

Image of Klosters Dorf Train Station by TouringSwitzerland.com

As of the time of writing (updated December 2023), there are no direct trains from Zurich to Klosters. You will have to change to a connecting train in Landquart.


How Long Is the Train Ride From Zurich to Klosters?

The following table shows the train ride duration from Zurich to Klosters (as of December 2023):

RouteDuration (fastest)
Zurich – Klosters Dorf1 hour 46 minutes
Zurich Airport – Klosters Dorf2 hours 9 minutes
Zurich – Klosters Platz1 hour 50 minutes
Zurich Airport – Klosters Platz2 hours 10 minutes
Klosters Dorf – Zurich1 hour 46 minutes
Klosters Dorf – Zurich Airport2 hours 8 minutes
Klosters Platz – Zurich1 hour 49 minutes
Klosters Platz – Zurich Airport2 hours 9 minutes
Zurich to Klosters Travel Duration

Is the Train Route from Zurich to Klosters Scenic?

Although not as scenic as the Bernina Express route, the views once you reach Graubünden are incredibly beautiful. If you are interested in pursuing a scenic train route, then you can check out some options listed below.

Image of Landwasser Viaduct by TouringSwitzerland.com

Your other options in detail are the following:

  • Historical Train Davos to Filisur – May through October, vintage carriages are pulled by the century-old crocodile locomotive from Davos Platz to Filisur. The train line covers a total length of 4,200 meters through 14 tunnels and 28 bridges. Its scenic highlights include the Wiesen Viaduct and the Zügen Gorge.
  • Golden Pass – The Golden Pass departs from Lucerne. You would take a train from Zurich to Lucerne, then change to Interlaken. This is sometimes referred to as the east end of this route. The Golden Pass has panorama coaches and is scenic.
  • Glacier Express – Glacier Express is a long journey that starts from Zermatt, home of Matterhorn. It then traverses 291 bridges and 91 tunnels before stopping in St. Moritz. Zermatt and St. Moritz are beautiful mountain resorts worthy of a longer stay. The Glacier Express passes by several idyllic mountain villages.
  • Bernina Express – Bernina Express is another train route that begins in Chur. Chur is the oldest alpine city in Switzerland and is worth visiting. This train route spans 196 bridges. It goes through 55 tunnels and passes 20 beautiful villages in Switzerland. For you to go on this scenic train, you will have to go from Zurich or to Chur first.

How Much Will the Train Ticket from Zurich to Klosters Cost?

The following table shows the train ticket prices from Zurich to Klosters (updated December 2023):

RouteFull Fare (CHF)Half Fare (CHF)
Zurich – Klosters Dorf51.0025.50
Zurich – Klosters Platz53.0026.50
Zurich Airport – Klosters Platz / Klosters Dorf56.0028.00

As you can see, if you avail of the Half Fare Travel Card, you can save on your fare for long train journeys. So this is something to consider during your travel to Switzerland. You can do simple calculations and decide from there if it will be worth it for you.


Do You Need a Seat Reservation on the Train?

No, there is no need to reserve a spot on the train. But you can always add this option if that is your wish.


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Darla Uhl is the owner of TouringSwitzerland.com. Her home is in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Having lived almost 20 years in Switzerland, she's traveled extensively all over the country.

Darla's favorite regions to visit in Switzerland include Engadin, Lake Geneva, Bernese Oberland, Ticino, and Valais. She loves spending time with her family, hiking, visiting museums, and reading books.

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