There are 7 ways to get from Venice to Zürich 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.

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Train  •  6h 30m

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

SFr 110 - SFr 270

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Bus  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Zurich 401

SFr 30 - SFr 40

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Train via Milan  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec

SFr 86 - SFr 311

Bus, train  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Sargans Train Station Venedig-Basel
  2. Take the train from Sargans to Zürich HB 65-Y / ...

SFr 71 - SFr 117

Drive  •  5h 34m

  1. Drive from Venice to Zürich 547.7 km

SFr 80 - SFr 120

Fly to Zurich  •  4h

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

SFr 68 - SFr 332

Fly to Basel, train  •  4h 56m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Basel (BSL) VCE - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb

SFr 71 - SFr 377

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Zürich is to bus which costs 28€ - 35€ and takes 8h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Zürich is to fly which costs 60€ - 310€ and takes 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice, Venice and arriving at Zurich. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, 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 30m.

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The distance between Venice and Zürich is 361 km. The road distance is 547.7 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 6h 30m and costs 100€ - 240€.

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The train from Venezia S. Lucia to Zuerich Hb takes 6h 30m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Venice to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Venice, 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 30m and costs 100€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 35€ and takes 8h 55m, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 310€ and takes 4h.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 360.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 30m

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

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Venice to Zürich once daily. Tickets cost SFr 110 - SFr 270 and the journey takes 6h 30m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Venice to Zürich twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 30 - SFr 40 and the journey takes 8h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 750
Flights from Venice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 1100
Flights from Venice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 1100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 390
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 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 270
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 110 - SFr 160
1st Class
SFr 190 - SFr 270
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 160
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 65 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 160
Train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 160
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 65 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 160
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
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
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
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 Sargans to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Sargans to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Railjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Sargans to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 27
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Sargans to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
TGV inOui
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 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 38
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Sargans Train Station
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
ExpressBus
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice, Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Venice to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich 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 548 km. It takes approximately 5h 34m to drive from Venice to Zürich.

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Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Venice Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Venice to Zürich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 619+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at SFr 100 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 2€ - 11€.

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