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There are 4 ways to get from Zürich to Ascona by train, car, plane or bus

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Train  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Locarno 18-Y

$58 - $104

3 alternative options

Train via Bellinzona  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona Eurocity / ...

$58 - $105

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Ascona 130.3 miles

$27 - $40

Fly, line 50 train, line 20 train, line 1 bus  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  2. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Giubiasco
  3. Take the line 20 train from Giubiasco to Locarno
  4. Take the line 1 bus from Locarno, Piazza Stazione to Ascona, Posta

$106 - $287

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Ascona is to drive which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 2 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Ascona is to drive which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 2 h 26 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Ascona is 136 km. The road distance is 208.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Ascona without a car is to train which takes 2 h 54 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to get from Zürich to Ascona, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Ascona is 208 km. It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to drive from Zürich to Ascona.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 1667+ hotels available in Ascona. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Ascona.
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  • Distance: 84.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 54 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Ascona, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Ascona twice a week. Tickets cost $55 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Locarno
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Locarno
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Locarno, Piazza Stazione to Ascona, Posta
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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