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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Zuerich Hb

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Zurich Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Venice to Zürich

Fly to Zurich

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zurich (ZRH)

Fly to Basel, train

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Basel (BSL)
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Italy → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Italy
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Israel, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia, Panama, San Marino, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zürich is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Zürich is 1.5 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: 22 Nov 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Zürich is to bus which costs €27 - €35 and takes 8h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Zürich is to fly which costs €65 - €260 and takes 4h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice and arriving at Zurich Bus Station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Zuerich Hb. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 9m.

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The distance between Venice and Zürich is 361 km. The road distance is 540.8 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs €100 - €240.

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The train from Venezia S. Lucia to Zuerich Hb takes 6h 9m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Venice to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Venice station.

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Venice to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Zürich is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs €100 - €240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €27 - €35 and takes 8h 55m, you could also fly, which costs €65 - €260 and takes 4h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 360.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 9m

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

Trenitalia EuroCity operates a train from Venezia S. Lucia to Zuerich Hb once daily. Tickets cost SFr 110 - SFr 250 and the journey takes 6h 9m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Venice to Zurich Bus Station 4 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 29 - SFr 35 and the journey takes 8h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 310
Flights from Venice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 470
Flights from Venice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Basel via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 350
Flights from Venice to Basel via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 350
Flights from Venice to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 600
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Basel via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Venice to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 750
Train operators
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 S. Lucia to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 250
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 110 - SFr 150
1st Class
SFr 180 - SFr 250
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 31 - SFr 37
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 30
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Venice to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich Bus Station.

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Venice to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Zürich is 541 km. It takes approximately 5h 26m to drive from Venice to Zürich.

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

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There are 287+ hotels available in Zürich. 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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