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There are 5 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Bellinzona Ec / ...

SFr 53 - SFr 109

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Bus  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Airport to Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan Bern-Venedig

SFr 30 - SFr 45

3 alternative options

Train via Castione, Stazione  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Castione-Arbedo Ir46

Drive  •  2h 10m

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona 193.5 km

SFr 22 - SFr 35

Towncar  •  2h 10m

  1. Take a town car from Zurich Airport to Bellinzona 193.5 km

SFr 55 - SFr 110

Zurich Airport (ZRH) → Bellinzona
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bellinzona is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bellinzona is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bellinzona is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 12 May 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona is to drive, which costs SFr 22 - SFr 35 and takes 2h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona is to train which costs SFr 50 - SFr 110 and takes 2h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich Airport and arriving at Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h 10m.

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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 Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 6m.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Bellinzona is 144 km. The road distance is 193.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona without a car is to train which takes 2h 6m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 2h 6m to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona bus services, operated by ExpressBus, depart from Zurich Airport station.

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

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona is to train which takes 2h 6m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 45 and takes 3h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona.
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  • Distance: 144.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 6m

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zuerich Hb to Bellinzona hourly. Tickets cost SFr 50 - SFr 90 and the journey takes 1h 39m. Südostbahn also services this route hourly. Alternatively, ExpressBus operates a bus from Zurich Airport to Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan once a week. Tickets cost SFr 30 - SFr 45 and the journey takes 3h 10m.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zuerich Hb to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Castione-Arbedo
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Zurich Airport to Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
ExpressBus
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Zurich Airport to Bellinzona
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona bus services, operated by ExpressBus, arrive at Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan station.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona is 194 km. It takes approximately 2h 10m to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Bellinzona.

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