There are 6 ways to get from Gallarate to Switzerland by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 2 min

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

$69 - $130

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Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Malpensa Airport, Malpensa Terminal 2 to Zurich 470

$24 - $41

4 alternative options

Bus Autolinee Ventre  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiasso to Zürich

$24 - $33

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Gallarate to Zürich 164.6 miles

$35 - $60

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH

$93 - $293

Train, line 50 train to Lugano, fly  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Gallarate to Varese
  2. Take the train from Varese to Mendrisio
  3. Take the line 50 train from Mendrisio to Lugano
  4. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH

$103 - $283

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No, there is no direct train from Gallarate to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Gallarate and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Varese, Mendrisio, Lugano and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

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The distance between Gallarate and Switzerland is 134 km. The road distance is 263.4 km.

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The best way to get from Gallarate to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 5 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Gallarate to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Gallarate to Switzerland train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lugano station.

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The best way to get from Gallarate to Switzerland is to train which takes 5 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 29 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 48 min.

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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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Gallarate to Switzerland train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gallarate to Switzerland is 263 km. It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to drive from Gallarate to Switzerland.

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Swiss offers flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport.

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  • Distance: 83.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

What companies run services between Gallarate, Italy and Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Gallarate to Zürich hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Gallarate to Zürich twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 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 Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Mendrisio to Lugano
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $23
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 Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Gallarate to Varese
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Varese to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
trenord.it
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 Milan Malpensa Airport, Malpensa Terminal 2 to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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

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The best way to get from Gallarate to Milan Malpensa Airport is to bus which takes 19 min and costs .

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