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There are 7 ways to get from Venice to Zürich by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Venice  •  4h 9m

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

SFr 80 - SFr 209

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Bus  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Zurich Airport Venedig-Bern

SFr 46 - SFr 73

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Train to Florence, fly  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Zurich (ZRH) FLR - ZRH

SFr 106 - SFr 377

Train via Milan  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb Ec / ...

SFr 100 - SFr 210

Bus, train  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Sargans Train Station
  2. Take the train from Sargans to Pfäffikon SZ
  3. Take the train from Pfäffikon SZ to Zürich Stadelhofen 5

SFr 77 - SFr 123

Train  •  9h 33m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Innsbruck Hbf Ecb
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb Rjx / ...

SFr 55 - SFr 73

Drive  •  5h 26m

  1. Drive from Venice to Zürich 540.8 km

SFr 70 - SFr 110

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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 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Zürich is to bus which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 7h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Zürich is to fly which costs 70€ - 200€ and takes 4h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Venezia Santa Lucia and arriving at Zuerich Hb via Milano Centrale and Lugano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 22m.

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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 via Milan which takes 7h 22m and costs 90€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 4h 9m to get from Venice to Zürich, including transfers.

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Venice to Zürich train services, operated by ItaloTreno, depart from Venezia Santa Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Zürich is to fly which takes 4h 9m and costs 70€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train via Milan, which costs 90€ - 200€ and takes 7h 22m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 7h 38m.

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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 train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 360.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 9m

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

Swiss flies from Venice to Zürich once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Zürich via Milano Centrale and Lugano in around 7h 22m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 430
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 1200
Train operators
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 Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Base Standard
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Base Premium
SFr 50 - SFr 80
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Smart Low Cost
SFr 21 - SFr 29
Smart Flex
SFr 40 - SFr 60
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Sargans to Pfäffikon SZ
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Pfäffikon SZ to Zürich Stadelhofen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 22
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Zurich Airport
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 85
Website
ExpressBus
Bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Sargans Train Station
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 85
Website
ExpressBus

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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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Swiss offers flights from Venice Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 1029+ 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 line 5 bus which takes 20 min and costs 8€.

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