There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Parma 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  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Parma Fb / ...

$58 - $81

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Milan, Milan N177 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Parma 507 / ...

$17 - $39

7 alternative options

Bus Calanda Viaggi  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich Zob Sihlquai to Parma A1

$35 - $50

Drive  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Parma 259.2 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  5 h 26 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 Parma

$97 - $322

Fly to Lugano, train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Parma

$118 - $314

Fly to Bologna, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Bologna (BLQ) ZRH - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Parma

$112 - $385

Fly 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 Bologna C.Le
  3. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Parma

$102 - $417

Fly to Venice, train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE) ZRH - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
  3. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Parma

$87 - $405

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Parma is to bus which costs SFr 16 - SFr 40 and takes 6 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Parma is to drive which costs SFr 60 - SFr 90 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Parma is 317 km. The road distance is 414.8 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Zürich to Parma, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zürich Zob Sihlquai and arriving at Parma A1. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Parma. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Parma via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Parma via Milano Centrale in around 5 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Parma via Milan, Milan in around 6 h 40 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Bologna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Parma
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Parma
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Parma
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Milán, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Parma
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
saj.it
Calanda Viaggi
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Bus from Zürich Zob Sihlquai to Parma A1
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
calandaviaggi.com

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