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There are 9 ways to get from Ventimiglia 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  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec / ...

SFr 51 - SFr 110

Cheapest option

Bus via Turin  •  14h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Ventimiglia to Turin, Torino Stura 515
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino Stura to Zurich 470

SFr 38 - SFr 65

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Bus  •  11h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Zurich

SFr 87 - SFr 171

Drive  •  5h 56m

  1. Drive from Ventimiglia to Zürich 355.1 miles

SFr 85 - SFr 130

Train to Nice, fly to Zurich  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Nice Ville
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Zurich (ZRH) NCE - ZRH

SFr 87 - SFr 264

Train to Nice, fly to Basel, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Nice Ville
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Basel (BSL) NCE - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

SFr 84 - SFr 249

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Zurich  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH

SFr 107 - SFr 361

Fly Nice to Strasbourg, train  •  7h 11m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Strasbourg (SXB) NCE - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

SFr 134 - SFr 393

Train, train to Lugano, fly to Zurich  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
  3. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH

SFr 131 - SFr 368

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ventimiglia to Zürich is to bus via Turin which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 14h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Ventimiglia to Zürich is to train and fly which costs 75€ - 230€ and takes 5h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ventimiglia to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Ventimiglia and arriving at Zurich via Nice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ventimiglia to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Ventimiglia and arriving at Zuerich Hb via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 49m.

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The distance between Ventimiglia and Zürich is 404 km. The road distance is 568.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ventimiglia to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 7h 49m and costs 40€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 7h 49m to get from Ventimiglia to Zürich, including transfers.

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Ventimiglia to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Nice station.

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Ventimiglia to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Ventimiglia station.

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The best way to get from Ventimiglia to Zürich is to train which takes 7h 49m and costs 40€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 150€ and takes 11h 16m.

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  • Distance: 252.8 miles
  • Duration: 7h 49m

What companies run services between Ventimiglia, Liguria, Italy and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Ventimiglia to Zürich via Milano Centrale in around 7h 49m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Ventimiglia to Zürich 3 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 50 - SFr 120 and the journey takes 9h 35m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 420
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 700
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 600
Flights from Nice to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 800
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 310
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 380
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 380
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg via Calvi
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 390
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 380
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 380
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg via Calvi
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 270
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nice to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 360
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 Ventimiglia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Ventimiglia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
trenitalia.com
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 Ventimiglia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Train from Ventimiglia to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 18
Website
trenitalia.com
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 12
Website
thello.com
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 16
Website
Malpensa Express
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ventimiglia to Turin, Torino Stura
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin, Torino Stura to Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Ventimiglia to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Zurich station.

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Ventimiglia to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ventimiglia to Zürich is 568 km. It takes approximately 5h 56m to drive from Ventimiglia to Zürich.

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

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