There are 6 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ascona by train, bus, tram, night train, 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 43 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

4 alternative options

Line 10 tram, night train, line 311 bus, line 1 bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 10 tram from Zürich Flughafen, Bahnhof to Zürich, Bahnhofplatz/HB 10
  2. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona
  3. Take the line 311 bus from Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione to Locarno, Via della Pace 311
  4. Take the line 1 bus from Locarno, Via della Pace to Ascona, Posta 1 / ...

$63 - $117

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 38 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

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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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ascona, including transfers.

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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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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Ascona.
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  • Distance: 90.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 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 - $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 T1 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
VBZ
Website
stadt-zuerich.ch
Tram from Zürich Flughafen, Bahnhof to Zürich, Bahnhofplatz/HB
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
stadt-zuerich.ch
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 Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione to Locarno, Via della Pace
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Locarno, Via della Pace to Ascona, Posta
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.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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