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There are 6 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ascona by train, bus, car, plane or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Bellinzona  •  4 h 15 min

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

$68 - $124

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Bellinzona

$35 - $50

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Locarno 18-Y

$60 - $119

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ascona 138.6 miles

$28 - $45

Fly to Lugano, line 50 train, line 20 train, line 1 bus  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  2. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Giubiasco
  3. Take the line 20 train from Giubiasco to Locarno
  4. Take the line 1 bus from Locarno, Piazza Stazione to Ascona, Posta

$95 - $267

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train, ferry  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto to Luino
  3. Take the ferry from Luino to Ascona

$87 - $287

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ascona is to drive which costs SFr 28 - SFr 45 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ascona is to drive which costs SFr 28 - SFr 45 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Ascona is 145 km. The road distance is 221.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ascona without a car is to train which takes 4 h 15 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ascona, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ascona is to train which takes 4 h 15 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 50 and takes 5 h 17 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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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ascona is 222 km. It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ascona.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 1591+ hotels available in Ascona. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ascona.
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  • Distance: 90.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Ascona, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ascona hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 27 min. Alternatively, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ascona 3 times a week. Tickets cost $15 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
53 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 Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Locarno
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Locarno
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Luino
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Malpensa Aeroporto to Luino
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$10 - $12
Bus operators
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Zürich to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Locarno, Piazza Stazione to Ascona, Posta
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Ferry operators

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