There are 6 ways to get from Zürich to Varese 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  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano 2 / ...

$69 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus Gruppo Di Maio  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Grandate - Stazione

$17 - $24

4 alternative options

Bus Autolinee Ventre  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Chiasso

$22 - $35

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Varese 153.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Lugano, line 10 train, train  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  2. Take the line 10 train from Lugano to Mendrisio
  3. Take the train from Mendrisio to Varese

$94 - $276

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  2. Take the train from Busto Arsizio to Varese

$78 - $294

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Varese is to bus which costs SFr 16 - SFr 24 and takes 5 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Varese is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Varese is 173 km. The road distance is 245.9 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Zürich to Varese, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Varese. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Varese - Stazione FNM via Grandate - Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Varese. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Varese via Lugano and Mendrisio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Varese hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 16 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Zürich to Varese 3 times a week. Tickets cost $19 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Autolinee Gambioli also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Mendrisio to Varese
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Busto Arsizio to Varese
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
trenord.it
Bus operators
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Zürich to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Zürich to Chiasso - Dogana
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Zurich to Grandate - Stazione
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it

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