There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Bellinzona by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  1 h 46 min

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

$50 - $95

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Bellinzona

$13 - $20

3 alternative options

Night train  •  2 h 14 min

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

$50 - $95

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Bellinzona is to bus which costs SFr 13 - SFr 20 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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

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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.

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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 1 h 46 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 1 h 46 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 90.

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

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Zürich to Bellinzona bus services, operated by Autolinee Ventre, depart from Zürich 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 1 h 46 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 13 - SFr 20 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Bellinzona.
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  • Distance: 84.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 46 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 - $95 and the journey takes 1 h 46 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Zürich to Bellinzona 3 times a week. Tickets cost $15 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 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
$15
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
$13 - $20
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it

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