There are 8 ways to get from Venice to Swiss Alps 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 Trenitalia Frecce  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
  3. Take the train from Bellinzona to Airolo 20 / ...

$82 - $163

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice - Tronchetto to Milan
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione 076
  3. Take the bus from Castione, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione 191

$45 - $70

6 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Lugano Ec
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo 61-Y / ...

$92 - $152

Bus, train  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Venezia Tronchetto to Lugano
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo 61-Y / ...

$59 - $108

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Swiss Alps 274.4 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Zurich, train, line 2 train, line 110 bus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zurich (ZRH) VCE - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
  3. Take the line 2 train from Arth-Goldau to Erstfeld
  4. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo
  5. Take the line 110 bus from Airolo, Stazione to Gotthard Passhöhe

$107 - $405

Fly to Lugano, train  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Lugano (LUG) VCE - LUG
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

$122 - $465

Fly to Basel, train  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Basel (BSL) VCE - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

$123 - $450

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Swiss Alps is to bus which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 9 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Swiss Alps is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between Venice and Swiss Alps is 317 km. The road distance is 439 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 54 min to get from Venice to Swiss Alps, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Swiss Alps. However, there are services departing from Venice - Tronchetto and arriving at Gotthard Passhöhe via Milan, Milan, Castione, Stazione and Airolo, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 53 min.

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What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Swiss Alps, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Venice to Swiss Alps via Milano Centrale, Bellinzona, Airolo, and Airolo, Stazione in around 7 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venice to Swiss Alps via Milan, Milan, Milan, Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione, Castione, Stazione, and Airolo, Stazione in around 9 h 53 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Venice to Lugano via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Flights from Venice to Lugano via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Venice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Venice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Venice to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Venice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Lugano via Vienna, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Lugano
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Airolo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Venice - Tronchetto to Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Castione, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Airolo, Stazione to Gotthard Passhöhe
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Venezia Tronchetto to Lugano
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
elines.cz

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