There are 4 ways to get from Zermatt to Varenna by train, bus or car

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Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz 5-Y
  2. Take the train from Brig to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino

$68 - $133

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Bus, train  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Chatillon to Monza 471
  2. Take the train from Monza to Varenna Esino Re_8

$52 - $88

2 alternative options

Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino

$58 - $116

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Varenna 170.1 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Varenna is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zermatt to Varenna is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Varenna. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Varenna Esino via Brig and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

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The distance between Zermatt and Varenna is 119 km. The road distance is 272.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Varenna without a car is to train which takes 6 h and costs SFr 65 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Zermatt to Varenna, including transfers.

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Zermatt to Varenna train services, operated by MGB, depart from Zermatt station.

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Zermatt to Varenna train services, operated by Trenord, arrive at Varenna Esino station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zermatt to Varenna is 272 km. It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to drive from Zermatt to Varenna.

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There are 3041+ hotels available in Varenna. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zermatt to Varenna.
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  • Distance: 74.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

What companies run services between Zermatt, Switzerland and Varenna, Italy?

You can take a train from Zermatt to Varenna via Brig Bahnhofplatz, Brig, and Milano Centrale in around 6 h.

Train operators
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$27 - $32
1st Class Ticket
$45 - $60
Train from Zermatt to Visp
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$21 - $25
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
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 Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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 Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Visp to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $22
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Monza to Varenna Esino
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Schedules at
trenord.it
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 Chatillon to Monza
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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