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There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Venice by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train Trenitalia Frecce  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia Fr / ...

$59 - $111

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Night bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the night bus from Zurich to Venice, Venice N401

$30 - $55

6 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Venezia S.Lucia Ec

$75 - $110

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Venice, Venice Mestre 409

$41 - $65

Bus Domo Reisen  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich Flughafen to Venezia

$86 - $115

Drive  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Venice 342.8 miles

$80 - $120

Fly from Zurich  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE) ZRH - VCE

$67 - $323

Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h

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

$87 - $388

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Venice is to night bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 8 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Venice is to fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 330 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Venice, Venice. This bus operates Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Venezia S.Lucia. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Venice is 361 km. The road distance is 548.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Venice without a car is to train which takes 6 h 17 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 120.

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It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to get from Zürich to Venice, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Venice is to train which takes 6 h 17 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 9 h 16 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 330 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Venice.
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  • Distance: 225.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 17 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Venice via Milano Centrale in around 6 h 17 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Venice 4 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 8 h 55 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Basel to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
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 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
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 Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Venice, Venice Mestre
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Zurich to Venice, Venice
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Zürich Flughafen to Venezia
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Zürich to Venice bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Venice, Venice station.

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Zürich to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Venezia S.Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Venice is 548 km. It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to drive from Zürich to Venice.

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easyJet, Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and Swiss offer flights from Zurich Airport to Venice Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Venice train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Zürich to Venice bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 4059+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at $59 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 SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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