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There are 4 ways to get from Merano to Zürich by bus, train, night bus or car

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Bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Meran to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße 095
  2. Take the bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Zurich N391

SFr 25 - SFr 43

Cheapest option

Train  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the train from Merano to Brennero Reg
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb Rjx / ...

SFr 24 - SFr 132

2 alternative options

Night bus, bus, train  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the night bus from Stazione Merano to Malles
  2. Take the bus from Mals, Bahnhof/Malles, stazione to Zernez, staziun 811
  3. Take the train from Zernez to Landquart
  4. Take the train from Landquart to Zürich HB 3 / ...

SFr 97 - SFr 150

Drive  •  4h 29m

  1. Drive from Merano to Zürich 222.6 miles

SFr 50 - SFr 80

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The cheapest way to get from Merano to Zürich is to bus which costs 21€ - 40€ and takes 7h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Merano to Zürich is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Merano to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Meran and arriving at Zurich via Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Merano to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Merano and arriving at Zuerich Hb via Brennero Brenner and Innsbruck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 43m.

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The distance between Merano and Zürich is 213 km. The road distance is 356.1 km.

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The best way to get from Merano to Zürich without a car is to bus which takes 7h 30m and costs 21€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 7h 30m to get from Merano to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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Merano to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Merano station.

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The best way to get from Merano to Zürich is to bus which takes 7h 30m and costs 21€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 21€ - 120€ and takes 7h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Merano to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 132.8 miles
  • Duration: 7h 30m

What companies run services between Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a bus from Merano to Zürich via Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße in around 7h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Merano to Zürich via Brennero Brenner and Innsbruck Hbf in around 7h 43m.

Train operators
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 Merano to Brennero
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 20
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
SFr 16 - SFr 20
Railjet
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Website
oebb.at
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Zernez to Landquart
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 35
Website
Rhätische Bahn
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Landquart to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Landquart to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Meran to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Mals, Bahnhof/Malles, stazione to Zernez, staziun
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Website
Swiss PostAuto

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

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Merano to Zürich train services, operated by Railjet, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Merano to Zürich is 356 km. It takes approximately 4h 29m to drive from Merano to Zürich.

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