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

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Train via Bellinzona  •  3 h 52 min

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

$55 - $106

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Bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo to Zurich K188

$20 - $32

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Locarno to Zürich HB 20-Y

$60 - $116

Drive  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Contra Dam to Zürich 129.7 miles

$27 - $40

Line 321 bus, line 20 train, line 10 train, fly  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the line 321 bus from Diga Verzasca to Tenero, Stazione
  2. Take the line 20 train from Tenero to Giubiasco
  3. Take the line 10 train from Giubiasco to Lugano
  4. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH

$106 - $286

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The cheapest way to get from Contra Dam to Zürich is to bus which costs SFr 19 - SFr 35 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Contra Dam to Zürich is to drive which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Contra Dam to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Tenero, Piazza and arriving at Zurich via Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione and Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 9 min.

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The distance between Contra Dam and Zürich is 132 km. The road distance is 207.5 km.

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The best way to get from Contra Dam to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 3 h 52 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Contra Dam to Zürich, including transfers.

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Contra Dam to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo station.

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The best way to get from Contra Dam to Zürich is to train which takes 3 h 52 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 19 - SFr 35 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Contra Dam to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 82.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

What companies run services between Contra Dam, Switzerland and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Contra Dam to Zürich hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 29 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Contra Dam to Zürich twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $19 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
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 Bellinzona to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Locarno to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Tenero to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Lugano
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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Yes, the driving distance between Contra Dam to Zürich is 208 km. It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to drive from Contra Dam to Zürich.

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Swiss offers flights from Lugano Airport to Zurich Airport.

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