There are 8 ways to get from Florence to Zürich by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...

$51 - $144

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Zurich N524

$35 - $60

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Bus Calanda Viaggi  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Florenz A1 to Zürich Zob Sihlquai

$47 - $62

Drive  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Zürich 367.2 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Florence to Zurich  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Zurich (ZRH) FLR - ZRH

$87 - $373

Fly Florence to Basel, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Basel (BSL) FLR - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$134 - $497

Train to Pisa, fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Basel (BSL) PSA - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$84 - $428

Train to Venice, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zurich (ZRH) VCE - ZRH

$93 - $401

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Florence, Florence and arriving at Zurich. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.Maria Novella and arriving at Zürich HB via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 43 min.

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The distance between Florence and Zürich is 451 km. The road distance is 587.5 km.

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The best way to get from Florence to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 6 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from Florence to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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Florence to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Zürich is to train which takes 6 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Florence to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 281.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 43 min

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

You can take a train from Florence to Zürich via Milano Centrale in around 6 h 43 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Florence to Zürich once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Flights from Florence to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Florence to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Flights from Florence to Basel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Pisa to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Florence to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Pisa to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
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 Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$21 - $90
First
$55 - $140
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia

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 Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
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 Florence, Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Calanda Viaggi
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Bus from Florenz A1 to Zürich Zob Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
calandaviaggi.com

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Florence to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Florence to Zürich is 587 km. It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to drive from Florence to Zürich.

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Swiss, Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa offer flights from Florence Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Florence to Zürich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 501+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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