There are 7 ways to get from Florence to Zürich by train, bus, night 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  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec

$60 - $100

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  8 h 40 min

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

$35 - $60

5 alternative options

Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Firenze Nord to Zürich

$51 - $77

Bus Calanda Viaggi  •  10 h 54 min

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

Drive  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Zürich 367.2 miles

$85 - $130

Fly to Zurich  •  3 h 57 min

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

$87 - $373

Fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 47 min

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

$134 - $497

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Zürich is to night bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 8 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Zürich is to fly which takes 3 h 57 min and costs 75€ - 320€.

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The distance between Florence and Zürich is 451 km. The road distance is 587 km.

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

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Florence, Florence and arriving at Zurich. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 40 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 Zuerich Hb via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 6 min.

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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 6 min. Alternatively, Autolinee Gambioli operates a bus from Florence to Zürich once a week. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 7 h 54 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 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
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
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
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
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Firenze Nord to Zürich
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Calanda Viaggi
Bus from Florenz A1 to Zürich Zob Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Florence, Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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