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There are 3 ways to get from Bellinzona to Zürich by train, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Bellinzona to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...

$50 - $90

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Bellinzona to Zürich 115.3 miles

$24 - $35

Line 10 train, fly  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 10 train from Bellinzona to Lugano
  2. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH

$101 - $276

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The cheapest way to get from Bellinzona to Zürich is to drive which costs SFr 24 - SFr 35 and takes 2 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bellinzona to Zürich is to drive which costs SFr 24 - SFr 35 and takes 2 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bellinzona and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 29 min.

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The distance between Bellinzona and Zürich is 135 km. The road distance is 184.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bellinzona to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 2 h 29 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 90.

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The train from Bellinzona to Zürich HB takes 2 h 29 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Bellinzona to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bellinzona station.

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The quickest flight from Lugano Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Bellinzona 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 Bellinzona to Zürich is 184 km. It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to drive from Bellinzona to Zürich.

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  • Distance: 84.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

What companies run services between Bellinzona, Switzerland and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Bellinzona to Zürich hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 29 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
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.

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Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Lugano
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bellinzona to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com

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Swiss offers flights from Lugano Airport to Zurich Airport.

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