There are 7 ways to get from Venice to Swiss Alps by bus, train, 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.

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Bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Venezia to Biasca

$85 - $112

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Lugano 401
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo 61-Y / ...

$58 - $111

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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 / ...

$94 - $159

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 / ...

$91 - $150

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

$114 - $411

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 - $466

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Swiss Alps. However, there are services departing from Venezia and arriving at Gotthard Passhöhe via Biasca, Stazione and Airolo, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 29 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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The best way to get from Venice to Swiss Alps without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 29 min to get from Venice to Swiss Alps, including transfers.

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Venice to Swiss Alps bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Venezia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Swiss Alps is to bus which takes 7 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 54 min.

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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Venice to Swiss Alps bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Biasca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Swiss Alps is 439 km. It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to drive from Venice to Swiss Alps.

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easyJet, Air Dolomiti, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Venice Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Swiss Alps.
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  • Distance: 198 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 29 min

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

Domo Reisen operates a bus from Venice to Swiss Alps once a week. Tickets cost $60 - $80 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Swiss Alps via Milano Centrale, Bellinzona, Airolo, and Airolo, Stazione in around 7 h 54 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Venice to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
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
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
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 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
$35 - $37
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$35 - $37
First
$55
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Lugano
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 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 - $40
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 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Venezia to Biasca
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice, Venice to Lugano
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.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

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