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There are 6 ways to get from Arona 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  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the train from Arona to Domodossola Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Brig to Zürich HB 8 / ...

$82 - $162

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Bus  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Malpensa Airport, Milan to Zurich 470

$21 - $32

4 alternative options

STN, train  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the STN from Arona - Piazza de Filippi to Domodossola Novara
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Zürich HB Eurocity

$76 - $136

Drive  •  3h 18m

  1. Drive from Arona to Zürich 180.1 miles

$40 - $65

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the train from Arona to Busto Arsizio
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH

$96 - $312

Train, line 50 train, line 10 train to Lugano, fly  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from Arona to Gallarate
  2. Take the line 50 train from Gallarate to Mendrisio
  3. Take the line 10 train from Mendrisio to Lugano
  4. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH

$111 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Arona to Zürich is to bus which costs 18€ - 28€ and takes 7h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Arona to Zürich is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arona station to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Arona Station and arriving at Zurich via Bellinzago Novarese and Milan Malpensa Airport, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Arona to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Arona and arriving at Zürich HB via Domodossola and Brig. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 43m.

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The distance between Arona and Zürich is 179 km. The road distance is 288.2 km.

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The best way to get from Arona to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 4h 43m and costs 70€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from Arona to Zürich, including transfers.

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Arona to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan Malpensa Airport, Milan station.

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Arona to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Arona station.

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The best way to get from Arona to Zürich is to train which takes 4h 43m and costs 70€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 28€ and takes 7h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Arona to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 111.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 43m

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

You can take a train from Arona to Zürich via Domodossola and Brig in around 4h 43m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Arona to Zürich twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 4h 5m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
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 Arona to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$8 - $11
Train from Arona to Busto Arsizio
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$5 - $7
Train from Arona to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$5 - $6
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Arona to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Website
Trenord
Train from Arona to Busto Arsizio
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
Trenord
Train from Arona to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Website
Trenord
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
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Gallarate to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Lugano
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Domodossola to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
STN
Phone
0321 472647
Email
info@stnnet.it
Website
stnnet.it
Bus from Arona - Piazza de Filippi to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stnnet.it
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 Milan Malpensa Airport, Milan to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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

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Arona to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arona to Zürich is 288 km. It takes approximately 3h 18m to drive from Arona to Zürich.

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Swiss offers flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 539+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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