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

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Fly to Lugano, line 50 train  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  2. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Bellinzona

$90 - $255

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Bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Bellinzona

$26 - $35

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus, line 50 train  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
  3. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Bellinzona

$110 - $311

Train  •  3 h 8 min

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

$61 - $109

Line 10 tram, train  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the line 10 tram from Zürich Flughafen, Bahnhof to Zürich, Bahnhofplatz/HB 10
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Bellinzona Ec

$34 - $51

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona 123.8 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona is to drive which costs SFr 25 - SFr 40 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona is to fly and line 50 train which costs SFr 85 - SFr 260 and takes 2 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Bellinzona via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 8 min.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Bellinzona is 144 km. The road distance is 198.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona without a car is to train which takes 3 h 8 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona is to train which takes 3 h 8 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 26 - SFr 35 and takes 3 h 46 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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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Bellinzona station.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona.
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  • Distance: 90 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 8 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 27 min. Alternatively, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona 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 Lugano to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
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 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 Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona is 198 km. It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 1642+ hotels available in Bellinzona. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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