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There are 5 ways to get from Venice to Chiasso by train, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Chiasso Ec

SFr 95 - SFr 180

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Train via Milan  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano P.Garibaldi Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Chiasso S11

SFr 29 - SFr 86

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Drive  •  2h 59m

  1. Drive from Venice to Chiasso 312.5 km

SFr 40 - SFr 65

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  6h 21m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) VCE - MXP

SFr 53 - SFr 187

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7h

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Milan Linate (LIN) VCE - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso

SFr 85 - SFr 268

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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Chiasso is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Chiasso is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Chiasso is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Chiasso is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 2h 59m.

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The fastest way to get from Venice to Chiasso is to drive which takes 2h 59m and costs 35€ - 60€.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Chiasso. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h 40m.

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The distance between Venice and Chiasso is 261 km. The road distance is 312.5 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Chiasso without a car is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs 85€ - 160€.

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The train from Venezia S. Lucia to Chiasso takes 3h 40m including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Venice to Chiasso train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Chiasso is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs 85€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 45€ - 170€ and takes 6h 21m.

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Venice to Chiasso train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Chiasso station.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Chiasso.
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  • Distance: 260.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 40m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Chiasso, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Venezia S. Lucia to Chiasso 4 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 95 - SFr 180 and the journey takes 3h 40m. Alternatively, Air Dolomiti, Lufthansa and 17 other airlines fly from Venice to Chiasso every 2 hours.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 320 - SFr 550
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 250 - SFr 650
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 350 - SFr 900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 800
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 450
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 280
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Rome, Olbia
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 280
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 470
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 550
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 230
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 240 - SFr 600
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 250 - SFr 1100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 140
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 230
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 230
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 320 - SFr 550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 300 - SFr 750
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 470
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Base Standard
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Base Premium
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 6
Website
Trenord

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Chiasso is 313 km. It takes approximately 2h 59m to drive from Venice to Chiasso.

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Air Dolomiti, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines and six other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 661+ hotels available in Chiasso. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs 8€ - 11€.

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