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

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

Bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. 409

$64 - $99

3 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. En / ...
  2. Rex

$68 - $118

Train, bus, night bus  •  9 h 44 min

  1. 5
  2. 6-Y
  3. 811

$101 - $156

Drive  •  4 h 28 min

  1. 223.5 miles

$50 - $80

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Merano once daily. 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 in around 7 h 41 min.

Train operators
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
cd.cz
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Pfäffikon SZ
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Pfäffikon SZ to Landquart
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Merano/Meran
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
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
$29 - $35
Schedules at
rhb.ch
Book at
rhb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
Once daily
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
$23 - $35
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Merano is 213 km. The road distance is 358 km.

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

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

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 7 h 41 min.

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.

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