There are 3 ways to get from Zürich to Bolzano by bus, train or car
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Bus • 5 h 15 min
$23 - $40
2 alternative options
Train • 6 h 32 min
$65 - $113
Drive • 4 h 27 min
$60 - $90
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Bolzano is to bus which costs SFr 23 - SFr 40 and takes 5 h 15 min.
The quickest way to get from Zürich to Bolzano is to drive which costs SFr 60 - SFr 90 and takes 4 h 27 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Bozen. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.
No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Bolzano. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Bolzano/Bozen via Innsbruck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 32 min.
The distance between Zürich and Bolzano is 233 km. The road distance is 413.5 km.
The best way to get from Zürich to Bolzano without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 15 min and costs SFr 23 - SFr 40.
The bus from Zurich to Bozen takes 5 h 15 min including transfers and departs four times a week.
Zürich to Bolzano bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.
Zürich to Bolzano train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.
The best way to get from Zürich to Bolzano is to bus which takes 5 h 15 min and costs SFr 23 - SFr 40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 120 and takes 6 h 32 min.
What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Bolzano, Italy?
FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Bolzano 4 times a week. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Bolzano via Innsbruck Hbf in around 6 h 32 min.
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.
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bolzano/Bozen
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.
Bus from Zurich to Bozen
- Ave. Duration
- 5 h 15 min
- 4 times a week
- Estimated price
- $23 - $40
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More Questions & Answers
Zürich to Bolzano bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bozen station.
Zürich to Bolzano train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Bolzano/Bozen station.
Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Bolzano is 413 km. It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to drive from Zürich to Bolzano.
Book your Zürich to Bolzano bus tickets online with FlixBus.
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