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There are 6 ways to get from Bregenz to Varese 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  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from St. Margrethen to Zürich HB 13 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano 12-Y / ...

93€ - 175€

Cheapest option

Bus via Bellinzona  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Bregenz to Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo 076
  2. Take the bus from Bellinzona Castione to Como Uscita Centro

16€ - 28€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the bus from St. Gallen to Chiasso

29€ - 34€

Drive  •  3h 8m

  1. Drive from Bregenz to Varese 172.8 miles

35€ - 55€

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the train from St. Margrethen to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Varese

112€ - 334€

Train, fly to Lugano, line 10 train, line 50 train  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the train from Bregenz to St. Margrethen
  2. Take the train from St. Margrethen to Zürich Flughafen
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  4. Take the line 10 train from Lugano to Mendrisio
  5. Take the line 50 train from Mendrisio to Varese

113€ - 308€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bregenz to Varese is to bus via Bellinzona which costs 16€ - 28€ and takes 7h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Bregenz to Varese is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bregenz to Varese. However, there are services departing from Bregenz and arriving at Varese - Stazione FNM via Bellinzona Castione and Grandate - Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bregenz to Varese. However, there are services departing from Bregenz and arriving at Varese via St. Margrethen, Zürich HB, Lugano and Mendrisio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 13m.

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The distance between Bregenz and Varese is 200 km. The road distance is 276.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bregenz to Varese without a car is to train which takes 6h 13m and costs 90€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 6h 13m to get from Bregenz to Varese, including transfers.

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Bregenz to Varese bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bregenz station.

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Bregenz to Varese train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from St. Margrethen station.

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The best way to get from Bregenz to Varese is to train which takes 6h 13m and costs 90€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus via Bellinzona, which costs 16€ - 28€ and takes 7h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Bregenz to Varese.
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  • Distance: 124.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 13m

What companies run services between Bregenz, Austria and Varese, Italy?

You can take a train from Bregenz to Varese via St. Margrethen, Zürich HB, Lugano, and Mendrisio in around 6h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bregenz to Varese via Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo, Bellinzona Castione, and Grandate - Stazione in around 7h 7m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 600€
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from St. Margrethen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from St. Margrethen to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Varese
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 30€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bregenz to St. Margrethen
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 18€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 20€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Varese
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 8€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from St. Margrethen to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from St. Margrethen to Zuerich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bregenz to St. Margrethen
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from St. Margrethen to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 25€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Train from St. Margrethen to Zuerich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 23€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
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Train from Bregenz to St. Margrethen
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 9€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bregenz to Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Bellinzona Castione to Como Uscita Centro
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from St. Gallen to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
22€
Schedules at
ventrebus.com

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

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Bregenz to Varese bus services, operated by Autolinee Gambioli, arrive at Como Uscita Centro station.

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Bregenz to Varese train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bregenz to Varese is 277 km. It takes approximately 3h 8m to drive from Bregenz to Varese.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 3390+ hotels available in Varese. Prices start at 70€ per night.

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