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There are 6 ways to get from Como to Zürich by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Zürich HB 12-Y / ...

$65 - $120

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Bus FlixBus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Como to Zurich 207

$13 - $23

4 alternative options

Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiasso Dogana to Zürich

$27 - $43

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Como to Zürich 151.2 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Lugano, fly  •  3 h 33 min

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

$101 - $276

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Como Lago to Saronno
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH

$92 - $298

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The cheapest way to get from Como to Zürich is to bus which costs 11€ - 20€ and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Como to Zürich is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Como and arriving at Zurich. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Como S. Giovanni and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 48 min.

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The distance between Como and Zürich is 178 km. The road distance is 241.8 km.

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The best way to get from Como to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 2 h 48 min and costs 55€ - 110€.

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The train from Como S. Giovanni to Zürich HB takes 2 h 48 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Como to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Como station.

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

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The best way to get from Como to Zürich is to train which takes 2 h 48 min and costs 55€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 20€ and takes 3 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Como to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 111.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 48 min

What companies run services between Como, Italy and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Como to Zürich 5 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 48 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Como to Zürich once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $23 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
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 Como S. Giovanni to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Lugano
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
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 Como S. Giovanni to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Lugano
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Como to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lugano Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Como to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Como 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 Como to Zürich is 242 km. It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to drive from Como to Zürich.

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Swiss offers flights from Lugano Airport to Zurich Airport.

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