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There are 7 ways to get from Venice to Zürich by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Zuerich Hb Ec

$75 - $110

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Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Zurich 401 / ...

$32 - $57

5 alternative options

Train Trenitalia Frecce  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...

$88 - $172

Bus Domo Reisen  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Venezia to Affoltern am Albis

$77 - $98

Drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Zürich 342.3 miles

$80 - $120

Fly to Zurich  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zurich (ZRH) VCE - ZRH

$68 - $323

Fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Basel (BSL) VCE - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$85 - $388

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Zürich is to bus which costs 27€ - 50€ and takes 9 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Zürich is to fly which costs 55€ - 290€ and takes 4 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Venezia and arriving at Zürich Enge, Bahnhof/Bederstr. via Affoltern a.A., Moosbach and Affoltern a. A., Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Venezia S.Lucia and arriving at Zuerich Hb. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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The distance between Venice and Zürich is 361 km. The road distance is 547.7 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 6 h 31 min and costs 65€ - 95€.

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The train from Venezia S.Lucia to Zuerich Hb takes 6 h 31 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Venice to Zürich bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Venezia station.

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Venice to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Venezia S.Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Zürich is to train which takes 6 h 31 min and costs 65€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 85€ and takes 8 h 3 min, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 290€ and takes 4 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 225.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

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

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Venice to Zürich once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 6 h 31 min. Alternatively, Domo Reisen operates a bus from Venice to Zürich once a week. Tickets cost $65 - $90 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Venice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Venice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Venezia S.Lucia to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Venezia to Affoltern am Albis
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Venice to Zürich bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Affoltern am Albis station.

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Venice to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Zürich is 548 km. It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to drive from Venice to Zürich.

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easyJet, Air Dolomiti, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Venice Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 512+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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