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There are 8 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

Train via Milan

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

Bus via Milan

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Milan
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Zurich Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Venice to Zürich

Fly Venice to Zurich

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

Fly Venice to Basel, train

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Basel (BSL)
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

Train to Bologna, fly to Zurich

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Zurich (ZRH)

Venice to Zürich by train

18 Weekly Trains
6h 9m Average Duration
SFr 150 Cheapest Price
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Italy → Switzerland
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Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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

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No, returning to Italy from Switzerland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 6 Nov 2022
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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 €80 - €290 and takes 4h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice and arriving at Zurich Bus Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, 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 three times a day, 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 €150 - €280.

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The train from Venezia S. Lucia to Zuerich Hb takes 6h 9m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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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 €150 - €280. Alternatively, you can bus via Milan, which costs €50 - €70 and takes 8h 41m, you could also fly, which costs €80 - €290 and takes 4h 1m.

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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 twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 100 - SFr 240 and the journey takes 6h 9m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venice to Zürich via Milan in around 8h 41m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 550
Flights from Bologna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Bologna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 260
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 240
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
1st Class
SFr 170 - SFr 240
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 80
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 130
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 130
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 280
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 21 - SFr 29
Base Standard
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Base Premium
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 15 - SFr 21
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 35 - SFr 55
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
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
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 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 30 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 24 - SFr 29
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 Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Smart Low Cost
SFr 14 - SFr 21
Smart Flex
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Trenitalia

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 Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 22
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 27 - 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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Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 3 - SFr 18
Website
Itabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 12
Website
RegioJet
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
Marino Autolinee
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Milan to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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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 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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