There are 6 ways to get from Chiasso 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  •  2 h 36 min

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

$65 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus Autolinee Ventre  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiasso to Zürich

$18 - $27

4 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Como to Zurich 421 / ...

$19 - $33

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Chiasso to Zürich 147.2 miles

$30 - $45

Train to Lugano, fly  •  3 h 23 min

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

$100 - $276

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH

$98 - $303

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Chiasso to Zürich every 3 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 36 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Chiasso to Zürich 3 times a week. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 3 h 40 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
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Chiasso to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Chiasso to Lugano
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Chiasso to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Chiasso to Zürich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Chiasso - Dogana to Zürich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Como to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chiasso and Zürich is 174 km. The road distance is 235 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chiasso to Zürich is to bus which costs SFr 18 - SFr 27 and takes 3 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Chiasso to Zürich is to train which takes 2 h 36 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 120.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chiasso and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chiasso and arriving at Zürich. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

The train from Chiasso to Zürich HB takes 2 h 36 min including transfers and departs hourly.