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There are 4 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lake Maggiore by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  1h 38m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG

$73 - $221

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Bus  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Lugano K188 / ...

$27 - $53

2 alternative options

Train  •  5h 56m

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

$150 - $222

Drive  •  2h 53m

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lake Maggiore 151.1 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lake Maggiore is to bus which costs SFr 26 - SFr 55 and takes 6h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lake Maggiore is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 220 and takes 1h 38m.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Lake Maggiore is 160 km. The road distance is 241.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lake Maggiore without a car is to train which takes 5h 56m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 230.

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It takes approximately 1h 38m to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lake Maggiore, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lake Maggiore is to fly which takes 1h 38m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 140 - SFr 230 and takes 5h 56m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 26 - SFr 55 and takes 6h 14m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lake Maggiore is 242 km. It takes approximately 2h 53m to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lake Maggiore.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 2929+ hotels available in Lake Maggiore. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lake Maggiore.
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  • Distance: 100.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 38m

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Lake Maggiore, Italy?

Swiss flies from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lake Maggiore 4 times a day. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Lake Maggiore hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $90 and the journey takes 2h 27m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
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
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
regiojet.com

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