There are 5 ways to get from Varese to Switzerland by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 15 min

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

$68 - $125

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Bus Autolinee Ventre  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiasso to Zürich

$23 - $27

3 alternative options

Bus Gruppo Di Maio  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Grandate - Stazione to Zurich

$24 - $47

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Varese to Zürich 153.7 miles

$35 - $55

Train, line 50 train, fly  •  3 h 57 min

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

$102 - $277

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No, there is no direct train from Varese to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Varese and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Mendrisio, Lugano and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between Varese and Switzerland is 118 km. The road distance is 246 km.

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The best way to get from Varese to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 4 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Varese to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Varese 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 Varese to Switzerland is to train which takes 4 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Lugano Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Varese 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 Varese to Switzerland is 246 km. It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to drive from Varese to Switzerland.

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Swiss offers flights from Lugano Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Map of how to get from Varese to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 73.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

What companies run services between Varese, Italy and Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Varese 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, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Varese to Zürich 3 times a week. Tickets cost $19 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
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
Bus operators
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
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Grandate - Stazione to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Como Uscita Centro to Zürich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it

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