There are 7 ways to get from Padua to Zürich by train, 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 3 min

  1. Take the train from Padova to Zuerich Hb Ec

$75 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Padua, Padova to Zurich N401 / ...

$30 - $55

5 alternative options

Train via Milano Centrale  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Padova to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec

$56 - $94

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Padua to Zürich 321.4 miles

$75 - $120

Train to Venice, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Padova to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zurich (ZRH) VCE - ZRH

$70 - $376

Fly Venice to Basel, train  •  5 h 44 min

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

$87 - $440

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Padova to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH

$112 - $340

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Padua to Zürich is to bus which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Padua to Zürich is to train and fly which costs 55€ - 320€ and takes 4 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Padua, Padova and arriving at Zurich. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Padova and arriving at Zuerich Hb. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 3 min.

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The distance between Padua and Zürich is 336 km. The road distance is 514.3 km.

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The best way to get from Padua to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 6 h 3 min and costs 60€ - 90€.

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The train from Padova to Zuerich Hb takes 6 h 3 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Padua to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Padova station.

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The best way to get from Padua to Zürich is to train which takes 6 h 3 min and costs 60€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Padua to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 210 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 min

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

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Padua to Zürich once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 6 h 3 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Padua to Zürich twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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
Flights from Venice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Venice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Train operators
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 Padova to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Padova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Padova Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Padova to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
italotreno.it
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 Padova to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$5 - $7
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Padua, Padova to Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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