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There are 5 ways to get from Chiasso to Zürich by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 16 min

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

$65 - $120

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Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiasso to Zürich

$18 - $27

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Chiasso to Zürich 147.2 miles

$30 - $45

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  3 h 10 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 - $274

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

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The quickest way to get from Chiasso to Zürich is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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

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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 3 h 16 min.

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

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The best way to get from Chiasso to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 3 h 16 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 120.

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The train from Chiasso to Zürich HB takes 3 h 16 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Chiasso to Zürich bus services, operated by Autolinee Ventre, depart from Chiasso station.

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

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The best way to get from Chiasso to Zürich is to train which takes 3 h 16 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 18 - SFr 27 and takes 3 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 95 - SFr 310 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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  • Distance: 108.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 16 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Chiasso to Zürich hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 16 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
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
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.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Chiasso to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Chiasso to Lugano
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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.

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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
4 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it

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

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Chiasso to Zürich bus services, operated by Autolinee Ventre, arrive at Zürich station.

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Chiasso 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 Chiasso to Zürich is 235 km. It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to drive from Chiasso to Zürich.

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Swiss offers flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 505+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiasso to Milan Malpensa Airport is to shuttle which takes 40 min and costs SFr 16 - SFr 22.

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