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There are 4 ways to get from Stresa to Zürich by train, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Stresa to Olten Ec
  2. Take the train from Olten to Zürich HB Interregio / ...

$66 - $104

3 alternative options

Train via Brig  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Stresa to Brig Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Brig to Zürich HB 8

$94 - $165

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Stresa to Zürich 163.2 miles

$35 - $60

Train, fly  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Stresa to Busto Arsizio
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH

$86 - $301

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The cheapest way to get from Stresa to Zürich is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stresa to Zürich is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stresa to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Stresa and arriving at Zürich HB via Olten. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 28 min.

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The distance between Stresa and Zürich is 165 km. The road distance is 261.1 km.

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The best way to get from Stresa to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 3 h 28 min and costs 55€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Stresa to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Stresa to Zürich is 261 km. It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to drive from Stresa to Zürich.

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  • Distance: 103.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 28 min

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

You can take a train from Stresa to Zürich via Olten in around 3 h 28 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
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 Stresa to Olten
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Stresa to Brig
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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 Olten to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Stresa to Busto Arsizio
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$8 - $10

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