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There are 4 ways to get from Bolzano to Zürich by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bozen to Zurich 409

$23 - $40

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Train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Bolzano/Bozen to Innsbruck Hbf Rex / ...
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB Rj / ...

$62 - $113

Drive  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Bolzano to Zürich 257.9 miles

$60 - $90

Bus, fly  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Bolzano to Munich Airport
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH

$154 - $411

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The cheapest way to get from Bolzano to Zürich is to bus which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bolzano to Zürich is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bozen and arriving at Zurich. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bolzano to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Bolzano/Bozen and arriving at Zürich HB via Innsbruck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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The distance between Bolzano and Zürich is 233 km. The road distance is 412.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bolzano to Zürich without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 30 min and costs 20€ - 35€.

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The bus from Bozen to Zurich takes 5 h 30 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Bolzano to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bozen station.

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Bolzano to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Bolzano/Bozen station.

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The best way to get from Bolzano to Zürich is to bus which takes 5 h 30 min and costs 20€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 50€ - 100€ and takes 6 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Bolzano to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 145.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Bolzano, Italy and Zürich, Switzerland?

FlixBus operates a bus from Bolzano to Zürich once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bolzano to Zürich via Innsbruck Hbf in around 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bolzano/Bozen to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bozen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Bolzano to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Bolzano to Zürich train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bolzano to Zürich is 413 km. It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to drive from Bolzano to Zürich.

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Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Munich Airport to Zurich Airport.

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