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

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Bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Bozen 409

$64 - $99

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Train  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Brennero to Merano Reg / ...

$73 - $127

Train, bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Landquart 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Landquart to Zernez 6-Y
  3. Take the bus from Zernez, staziun to Mals, Bahnhof/Malles, stazione 811
  4. Take the bus from Malles to Stazione Merano

$101 - $157

Drive  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Merano 223.5 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Merano is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Merano is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Merano. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Merano via Bolzano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Merano. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Merano via Innsbruck Hbf and Brennero. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 31 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Merano is 213 km. The road distance is 357.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Merano without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 56 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 95.

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It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from Zürich to Merano, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Merano 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 Merano is to bus which takes 6 h 56 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 95. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 70 - SFr 130 and takes 7 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Merano.
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  • Distance: 132.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 56 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy?

FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Merano 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 Merano via Innsbruck Hbf, Brennero/Brenner, and Brennero in around 7 h 31 min.

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 Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Landquart
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
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 Brennero to Merano
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $21
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Landquart to Zernez
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
rhb.ch
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rhb.ch
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 Bozen
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Zernez, staziun to Mals, Bahnhof/Malles, stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Zürich to Merano bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bozen station.

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Zürich to Merano train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Merano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Merano is 358 km. It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to drive from Zürich to Merano.

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