There are 6 ways to get from Zürich to Varese by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 7 min

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

$69 - $120

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Bus Gruppo Di Maio  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Grandate - Stazione

$16 - $32

4 alternative options

Bus Autolinee Ventre  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Chiasso

$22 - $26

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 51 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

$102 - $276

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  3 h 58 min

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

$88 - $294

Questions & Answers

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 4 h 7 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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The best way to get from Zürich to Varese without a car is to train which takes 4 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Zürich to Varese, including transfers.

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Zürich to Varese bus services, operated by Gruppo Di Maio, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Varese train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Varese is to train which takes 4 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Zürich to Varese bus services, operated by Gruppo Di Maio, arrive at Grandate - Stazione station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Varese.
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  • Distance: 108.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

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 53 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.

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)

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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 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

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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
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
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Zürich to Como Uscita Centro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it

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Zürich to Varese train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Varese is 246 km. It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to drive from Zürich to Varese.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 2664+ hotels available in Varese. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs .

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