There are 4 ways to get from Bellinzona 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Bellinzona to Zürich HB 12-Y / ...

$50 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bellinzona to Zürich

$13 - $21

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Bellinzona to Zürich 115.3 miles

$24 - $35

Train, fly  •  3 h 28 min

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

$101 - $275

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Bellinzona to Zürich every 3 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $90 and the journey takes 1 h 38 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Bellinzona to Zürich 3 times a week. Tickets cost $15 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Autolinee Gambioli also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Lugano
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bellinzona to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Bellinzona to Zürich
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Bellinzona to Zürich
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bellinzona and Zürich is 135 km. The road distance is 184 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bellinzona to Zürich is to bus which costs SFr 13 - SFr 21 and takes 2 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Bellinzona to Zürich is to train which takes 1 h 38 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 90.

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 1 h 38 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bellinzona and arriving at Zürich. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

The train from Bellinzona to Zürich HB takes 1 h 38 min including transfers and departs hourly.