There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Mendrisio 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  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mendrisio 2

$60 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Chiasso

$23 - $34

5 alternative options

Train via Lugano  •  2 h 46 min

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

$65 - $114

Bus, train  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Bellinzona
  2. Take the train from Bellinzona to Mendrisio 10 / ...

$36 - $62

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Mendrisio 143.7 miles

$30 - $45

Fly to Lugano, line 10 train  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  2. Take the line 10 train from Lugano to Mendrisio

$90 - $269

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP

$88 - $299

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Mendrisio once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min. Alternatively, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Zürich to Mendrisio 3 times a week. Tickets cost $19 and the journey takes 3 h 40 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
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Bus operators
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 - $22
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Zürich to Chiasso - Dogana
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Zürich to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
ventrebus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Mendrisio is 170 km. The road distance is 230 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Mendrisio is to bus which costs SFr 22 - SFr 35 and takes 4 h 29 min.

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Mendrisio is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 120.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Mendrisio. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 26 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Mendrisio. However, there are services departing from Zürich and arriving at Mendrisio, Autosilo via Chiasso, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 29 min.

The train from Zürich HB to Mendrisio takes 2 h 26 min including transfers and departs once daily.