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

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Train  •  2 h 27 min

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

$50 - $90

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Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo K188

$13 - $24

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Bellinzona 115.5 miles

$24 - $35

Fly, line 50 train  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  2. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Bellinzona

$101 - $275

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Bellinzona is to bus which costs SFr 13 - SFr 24 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Bellinzona is to drive which costs SFr 24 - SFr 35 and takes 2 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Bellinzona. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Bellinzona, Piazza Orico via Castione, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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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 2 h 27 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Bellinzona is 135 km. The road distance is 184.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Bellinzona without a car is to train which takes 2 h 27 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 90.

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The train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona takes 2 h 27 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Zürich to Bellinzona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Bellinzona train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Bellinzona is to train which takes 2 h 27 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 13 - SFr 24 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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  • Distance: 84.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 min

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 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 27 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Bellinzona twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $19 and the journey takes 3 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 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 Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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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Zürich to Bellinzona bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Bellinzona is 185 km. It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to drive from Zürich to Bellinzona.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 1681+ hotels available in Bellinzona. 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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