There are 6 ways to get from Varese to Zürich by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 42 min

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

$67 - $125

Cheapest option

Bus Gruppo Di Maio  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Grandate - Stazione to Zurich

$16 - $23

4 alternative options

Bus Autolinee Ventre  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiasso to Zürich

$23 - $35

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Varese to Zürich 153.7 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  3 h 38 min

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

$93 - $300

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

$103 - $279

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The cheapest way to get from Varese to Zürich is to bus which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 5 h 38 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Varese to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Varese - Stazione FNM and arriving at Zurich via Grandate - Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 38 min.

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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.

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

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The best way to get from Varese to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 3 h 42 min and costs 55€ - 110€.

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

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Varese to Zürich bus services, operated by Gruppo Di Maio, depart from Grandate - Stazione station.

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Varese to Zürich 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 Zürich is to train which takes 3 h 42 min and costs 55€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 30€ and takes 5 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Varese to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 108.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

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, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Varese to Zürich 3 times a week. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Autolinee Gambioli also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
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 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 - $24
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
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Varese Fn to Saronno
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Varese to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
trenord.it
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
$20
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Chiasso - Dogana to Zürich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
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 - $19
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it

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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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Varese to Zürich bus services, operated by Gruppo Di Maio, arrive at Zurich station.

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

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Swiss offers flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport.

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