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There are 7 ways to get from Gallarate to Switzerland by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Gallarate to Chiasso S40
  2. Take the train from Chiasso to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...

$71 - $134

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Bus  •  5 h 29 min

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

$24 - $41

5 alternative options

Train via Lugano  •  5 h

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

$71 - $133

Train via Erstfeld  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Arcisate to Bellinzona 50
  2. Take the train from Bellinzona to Erstfeld 6-Y
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Zug 2 / ...
  4. Take the train from Zug to Zürich Stadelhofen 5

$82 - $153

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Gallarate to Zürich 164.6 miles

$35 - $60

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  2 h 49 min

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

$93 - $292

Train, line 50 train to Lugano, fly  •  4 h 42 min

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

$105 - $284

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The cheapest way to get from Gallarate to Switzerland is to bus which costs 20€ - 40€ and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gallarate to Switzerland is to fly which costs 80€ - 260€ and takes 2 h 49 min.

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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 Chiasso and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 52 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 4 h 52 min and costs 60€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Gallarate to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Gallarate to Switzerland train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Gallarate station.

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The best way to get from Gallarate to Switzerland is to train which takes 4 h 52 min and costs 60€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 40€ and takes 5 h 29 min, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 260€ and takes 2 h 49 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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Map of how to get from Gallarate to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 83.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

What companies run services between Gallarate, Italy and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Gallarate to Zürich via Chiasso and Zürich HB in around 4 h 52 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Gallarate to Zürich once 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
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Gallarate to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
Trenord
Train from Gallarate to Arcisate
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
Trenord
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 Chiasso to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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 Arcisate to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Erstfeld to Zug
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zug to Zürich Stadelhofen
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Gallarate to Arcisate
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Arcisate to Lugano
Ave. Duration
41 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 Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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 Milan Malpensa Airport, Malpensa Terminal 2 to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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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There are 695+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gallarate to Milan Malpensa Airport is to bus which takes 19 min and costs 10€.

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