There are 4 ways to get from Zürich to Bellinzona 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona 2 / ...

$50 - $95

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Bellinzona

$14 - $21

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Bellinzona 115.5 miles

$24 - $35

Fly, train  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Bellinzona

$93 - $276

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Bellinzona hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $95 and the journey takes 1 h 46 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Zürich to Bellinzona 3 times a week. Tickets cost $16 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Autolinee Gambioli also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Zürich to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Zürich to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Zürich to Bellinzona?

The distance between Zürich and Bellinzona is 135 km. The road distance is 185 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Zürich to Bellinzona?

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Bellinzona is to bus which costs SFr 14 - SFr 21 and takes 2 h 30 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Zürich to Bellinzona?

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Bellinzona is to train which takes 1 h 46 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 90.

Is there a direct train between Zürich and Bellinzona?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Bellinzona. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 46 min.

Is there a direct bus between Zürich and Bellinzona?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zürich and arriving at Bellinzona. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

How long does it take to get from Zürich to Bellinzona?

The train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona takes 1 h 46 min including transfers and departs hourly.