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There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Vernazza by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Levanto Ic

$64 - $88

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Bus  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Genoa, Piazza Vittoria RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Genova to La Spezia

$22 - $30

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Train via La Spezia Centrale  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale Icn / ...

$66 - $90

Night bus, train  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Take the night bus from Zurich to Genoa, Genoa N507
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe Sotterranea to Vernazza (Ge) La Spezia - Pisa

$29 - $53

Drive  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Vernazza 337.8 miles

$80 - $120

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7 h 36 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 Levanto

$113 - $338

Fly to Florence, train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  3. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to La Spezia C.

$99 - $402

Fly to Genoa, train  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Genoa (GOA) ZRH - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Levanto

$113 - $429

Fly to Lugano, train  •  8 h 44 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 Levanto

$134 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Vernazza is to bus which costs SFr 21 - SFr 30 and takes 9 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Vernazza is to drive which costs SFr 80 - SFr 120 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Vernazza. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Vernazza via Milano Centrale and Levanto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 46 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Vernazza is 370 km. The road distance is 540.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Vernazza without a car is to train which takes 7 h 46 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 90.

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It takes approximately 7 h 46 min to get from Zürich to Vernazza, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Vernazza is to train which takes 7 h 46 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 21 - SFr 30 and takes 9 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Zürich to Vernazza train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Levanto station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Vernazza.
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  • Distance: 231.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 46 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Vernazza via Milano Centrale and Levanto in around 7 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Vernazza via Genoa, Piazza Vittoria, Genova, La Spezia, and La Spezia Centrale in around 9 h 1 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Levanto
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

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 Genova Piazza Principe Sotterranea to Vernazza
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $13
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Pisa C.Le to La Spezia C.
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $13
Train from Genova Brignole to Levanto
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $12
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Genoa, Piazza Vittoria
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
regiojet.com
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Genova to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
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
Night bus from Zurich to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Vernazza is 541 km. It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to drive from Zürich to Vernazza.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 2761+ hotels available in Vernazza. Prices start at $69 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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