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There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to La Spezia 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.

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Train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale Icn / ...

$65 - $86

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Bus RegioJet  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Genoa, Piazza Vittoria RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Genova to La Spezia MarinoBus

$21 - $27

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Milan, Milan N524 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to La Spezia 500

$24 - $50

Drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to La Spezia 320.5 miles

$75 - $120

Fly to Florence, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  3. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to La Spezia C.

$98 - $398

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

$114 - $334

Fly to Lugano, train  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale

$135 - $326

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to La Spezia is to bus which costs SFr 20 - SFr 28 and takes 8 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to La Spezia is to drive which costs SFr 75 - SFr 120 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to La Spezia. However, there are services departing from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai and arriving at La Spezia via Genova. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to La Spezia. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at La Spezia Centrale via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 22 min.

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The distance between Zürich and La Spezia is 376 km. The road distance is 512.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to La Spezia without a car is to train which takes 7 h 22 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 90.

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It takes approximately 7 h 22 min to get from Zürich to La Spezia, including transfers.

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Zürich to La Spezia bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai station.

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Zürich to La Spezia train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to La Spezia is to train which takes 7 h 22 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 20 - SFr 28 and takes 8 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to La Spezia.
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  • Distance: 235.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 22 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and La Spezia, Italy?

You can take a train from Zürich to La Spezia via Milano Centrale in around 7 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to La Spezia via Genoa, Piazza Vittoria and Genova in around 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Intercity

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Pisa C.Le to La Spezia C.
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $13
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Genoa, Piazza Vittoria
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
regiojet.com
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Genova to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Bus from Zurigo to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Genoa to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
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 Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zürich to Milan
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Zürich to La Spezia bus services, operated by Marino Autolinee, arrive at La Spezia station.

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Zürich to La Spezia train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at La Spezia Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to La Spezia is 513 km. It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to drive from Zürich to La Spezia.

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Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 2902+ hotels available in La Spezia. Prices start at $69 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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