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

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Bus  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Bozen 409

$63 - $98

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Train  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Merano/Meran Rex

$67 - $117

Train via Brennero  •  7h 44m

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

$70 - $123

Train, bus, night bus  •  8h 56m

  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 night bus from Malles to Stazione Merano

$98 - $149

Drive  •  4h 28m

  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 80 and takes 4h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Merano is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 4h 28m.

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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 6h 56m.

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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/Meran via Innsbruck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 24m.

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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 6h 56m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 100.

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It takes approximately 6h 56m 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 6h 56m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 120 and takes 7h 24m.

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

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 5h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Merano via Innsbruck Hbf in around 7h 24m.

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
3h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Landquart
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

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.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Merano/Meran
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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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
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Landquart to Zernez
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
rhb.ch
Book at
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
5h 15m
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
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $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 Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Merano/Meran station.

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

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There are 1048+ hotels available in Merano. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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