There are 6 ways to get from Varese 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  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB 12-Y / ...

$67 - $124

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Como to Zurich 421 / ...

$19 - $33

4 alternative options

Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Varese - Stazione FNM to Como - Stazione FNM C77
  2. Take the bus from Como to Zürich

$26 - $42

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Varese to Zürich 153.7 miles

$35 - $55

Train, line 50 train to Lugano, fly  •  3 h 56 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 - $278

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  4 h 3 min

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

$87 - $295

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Varese to Zürich every 3 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 9 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Varese to Zürich 4 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $24 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Varese to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Varese to Busto Arsizio
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
trenord.it
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Como to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
FNM Autoservizi
Phone
02/961921
Email
info.fnma@ferrovienord.it
Website
fnmautoservizi.it
Bus from Varese - Stazione FNM to Como - Stazione FNM
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
fnmautoservizi.it
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Como to Zürich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Varese and Zürich is 173 km. The road distance is 246 km.

The cheapest way to get from Varese to Zürich is to bus which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 5 h 43 min.

The quickest way to get from Varese to Zürich is to drive which takes 2 h 49 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

No, there is no direct train from Varese to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Varese and arriving at Zürich HB via Mendrisio and Lugano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Varese to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Varese - Stazione FNM and arriving at Zürich via Como Stazione Lago and Como. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 43 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Varese to Zürich, including transfers.