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 FlixBus  •  4 h 20 min

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

$18 - $32

4 alternative options

Bus Autolinee Ventre  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiasso to Zürich

$18 - $27

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Chiasso to Zürich 147.2 miles

$30 - $45

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  3 h 9 min

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

$98 - $302

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 - $275

Questions & Answers

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

More details

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

More details

The distance between Chiasso and Zürich is 174 km. The road distance is 235.5 km.

Get driving directions

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

More details

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.

More details

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.

More details

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

Search flights

Book your Chiasso to Zürich train tickets online with Rome2rio.

Search and book

Map of how to get from Chiasso to Zürich.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 108.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

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 $19 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Autolinee Gambioli also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 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.

Contact Details
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

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 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
$19
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

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 Como to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around Switzerland

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.