There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Portofino 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  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Ec
  2. Ic

$62 - $84

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Rj

$20 - $29

7 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 59 min

  1. N177 / ...
  2. 27

$33 - $60

Drive  •  5 h 7 min

  1. 286.5 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7 h 21 min

  1. ZRH - MXP

$103 - $332

Fly to Genoa  •  8 h 46 min

  1. ZRH - GOA

$102 - $420

Fly to Lugano, train  •  8 h 19 min

  1. ZRH - LUG

$124 - $324

Fly to Nice, train  •  10 h 28 min

  1. ZRH - NCE

$93 - $326

Fly to Florence, train  •  9 h 8 min

  1. ZRH - FLR

$107 - $426

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Portofino via Milano Centrale, S.Margherita Ligure Portofino, and Santa Margherita Ligure in around 7 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Portofino via Milan, Milan, Milano Lampugnano, and Santa Margherita Ligure in around 8 h 59 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 Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Monaco Monte Carlo to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Intercity
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
Train from Monaco-Monte-Carlo to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Monaco to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
thello.com
Trenitalia
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Janov, Piazza Vittoria
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Santa Margherita Ligure
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
autostradale.it

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Portofino is 344 km. The road distance is 458 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Portofino is to bus which costs SFr 19 - SFr 29 and takes 9 h 14 min.

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Portofino is to drive which takes 5 h 7 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 100.

No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Portofino. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Portofino via Milano Lampugnano and Santa Margherita Ligure. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 59 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to get from Zürich to Portofino, including transfers.