There are 5 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona 2 / ...

$60 - $129

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Bellinzona

$35 - $50

3 alternative options

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 9 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 - $268

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train, ferry  •  4 h 39 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

$90 - $274

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 - $95 and the journey takes 1 h 46 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
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)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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 T2 to Luino
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Standard
$8
Trenitalia
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
$8
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$8
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Ascona is 145 km. The road distance is 222 km.

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.

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

It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ascona, including transfers.