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

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Fly Venice to Zurich  •  3h 38m

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

SFr 73 - SFr 236

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  8h 29m

  1. Take the night bus from Venice to Zurich Bus Station N401

SFr 40 - SFr 54

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Fly Venice to Basel, train  •  7h 15m

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

SFr 95 - SFr 297

Train to Florence, fly to Zurich  •  6h

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

SFr 87 - SFr 236

Train  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Zürich HB Ec

SFr 119 - SFr 264

Bus  •  7h 43m

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

SFr 48 - SFr 66

Drive  •  5h 31m

  1. Drive from Venice to Zürich Oerlikon 545.3 km

SFr 70 - SFr 110

Venice to Zürich Oerlikon by train

The train journey time between Venice and Zürich Oerlikon is around 6h 27m and covers a distance of around 524 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 20m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and Trenitalia Eurocity, the Venice to Zürich Oerlikon train service departs from Venezia S. Lucia and arrives in Zürich Oerlikon. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 27m
Fastest train time:
6h 20m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
SFr 119
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
17:18
Last train departs at:
17:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Venice to Zürich Oerlikon train schedules

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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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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Campania, Apulia in Italy
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

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  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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

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

The social distance requirement in Zürich Oerlikon is 2 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: 13 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Zürich Oerlikon is to night bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 8h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Zürich Oerlikon is to fly which costs 65€ - 220€ and takes 3h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice station to Zürich Oerlikon. However, there are services departing from Venice Tronchetto Train Station and arriving at Zürich Oerlikon, Bahnhof via Zürich Flughafen, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Zürich Oerlikon. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Zürich Oerlikon via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 16m.

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The distance between Venice and Zürich Oerlikon is 364 km. The road distance is 545.3 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Zürich Oerlikon without a car is to train which takes 6h 16m and costs 100€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 3h 38m to get from Venice to Zürich Oerlikon, including transfers.

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Venice to Zürich Oerlikon bus services, operated by ExpressBus, depart from Venice Tronchetto Train Station.

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Venice to Zürich Oerlikon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Zürich Oerlikon is to fly which takes 3h 38m and costs 65€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 240€ and takes 6h 16m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 7h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Zürich Oerlikon.
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  • Distance: 364 km
  • Duration: 3h 38m

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

Swiss flies from Venice to Zürich Oerlikon once daily. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Venezia S. Lucia to Zürich HB once daily. Tickets cost SFr 150 - SFr 280 and the journey takes 6h 9m. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 380
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 460
Flights from Venice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 460
Flights from Venice to Basel via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 1100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 160
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Venice to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 1200
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 210
Train operators
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)
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)
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 Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 39
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
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
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Base Standard
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Base Premium
SFr 55 - 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 Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Smart Low Cost
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Smart Flex
SFr 40 - SFr 60
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 270
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 110 - SFr 160
1st Class
SFr 190 - SFr 270
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
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
Night bus from Venice to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once 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 Oerlikon bus services, operated by ExpressBus, arrive at Zurich Airport station.

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Venice to Zürich Oerlikon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Zürich Oerlikon is 545 km. It takes approximately 5h 31m to drive from Venice to Zürich Oerlikon.

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Swiss offers flights from Venice Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 274+ hotels available in Zürich Oerlikon. 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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