There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Padua 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 via Milano Centrale  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Padova Fr / ...

$59 - $97

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Padua, Padova 401

$30 - $55

6 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Padova Ec

$75 - $110

Drive  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Padua 323.2 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Zurich to Venice, train  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE) ZRH - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Padova

$61 - $376

Train to Basel, fly to Venice  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Venice (VCE) BSL - VCE

$90 - $441

Fly Zurich to Milan Malpensa, train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Padova

$104 - $340

Fly Zurich to Florence, train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Padova

$104 - $423

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Padua is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 7 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Padua is to fly and train which costs SFr 55 - SFr 360 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Padua, Padova. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Padova. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 3 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Padua is 336 km. The road distance is 517.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Padua without a car is to train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 95.

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from Zürich to Padua, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Padua.
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  • Distance: 210 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Padua via Milano Centrale in around 5 h 48 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Padua twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 55 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Basel to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Basel to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Padova
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Padova
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Padova
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Padova Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Padova
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Padova
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
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 Venezia Mestre to Padova
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$5 - $7
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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Padua, Padova
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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