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There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Monticiano by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Siena

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Siena

Train via Lugano

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  4. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Siena

Drive

  1. Drive from Zürich to Monticiano

Fly to Florence, train, line 116 bus

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR)
  2. Take the train from Firenze Rifredi to Siena
  3. Take the line 116 bus from Via Lombardi to Monticiano Centro

Fly to Pisa, train

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Pisa (PSA)
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Empoli
  3. Take the train from Empoli to Siena

Fly to Venice, train

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE)
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.M.N.
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Siena

Fly to Rome, train

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Rome (FCO)
  2. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze S.M.N.
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Siena
Switzerland → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Isle of Man, Martinique, Monaco, Réunion, Svalbard and Jan Mayen and United Kingdom
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Réunion, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican
  • COVID-19 testing required within 72 hours from entering the country
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Réunion, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States and Uruguay
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra and Monaco
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Monticiano is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Monticiano is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Monticiano is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Italy.

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Last updated: 25 Nov 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Zürich to Monticiano is to bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 45 and takes 11h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Monticiano is to drive which costs SFr 90 - SFr 140 and takes 6h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich station to Monticiano. However, there are services departing from Zurich Bus Station and arriving at Monticiano Centro via Via Lombardi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 43m.

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The distance between Zürich and Monticiano is 513 km. The road distance is 663.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Monticiano without a car is to train which takes 9h 46m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 250.

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It takes approximately 9h 46m to get from Zürich to Monticiano, including transfers.

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Zürich to Monticiano bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Monticiano is to train which takes 9h 46m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 45 and takes 11h 43m.

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

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Zürich to Monticiano bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Siena station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Monticiano.
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  • Distance: 513.1 km
  • Duration: 9h 46m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Monticiano, Italy?

You can take a train from Zürich to Monticiano via Milano Centrale, Firenze S.M.N., Siena, and Via Lombardi in around 9h 46m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich Bus Station to Siena 5 times a week. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 9h 50m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €420
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €440
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€93 - €98
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€93 - €98
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€93 - €98
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€176
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Pisa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€210 - €600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €280
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€24 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €65
Base Premium
€55 - €80
Train from Venezia Mestre to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€20 - €28
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€45 - €70
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Train from Mestre to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€20 - €29
Smart Low Cost
€18 - €26
Smart Flex
€35 - €55
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€19 - €27
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 S.M.N. to Siena
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Firenze Rifredi to Siena
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Pisa Centrale to Empoli
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €8
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€7 - €8
Train from Empoli to Siena
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€8 - €10
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€31 - €34
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Siena
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Monticiano is 663 km. It takes approximately 6h 55m to drive from Zürich to Monticiano.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 279+ hotels available in Monticiano. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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