There are 3 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pontresina by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Chur 43-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Chur to Samedan 1-Y / ...

$83 - $154

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Chur, Chur K288
  2. Take the bus from Chur, Postautostation to Silvaplana, Kreisel Mitte 182

$55 - $89

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pontresina 140.6 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Pontresina is 148 km. The road distance is 224.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pontresina without a car is to train which takes 5 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pontresina, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pontresina is to train which takes 5 h and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 49 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pontresina is 225 km. It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pontresina.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pontresina.
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  • Distance: 92.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

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

You can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pontresina via Zürich HB, Chur, Samedan, and Samedan, Bahnhof in around 5 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Pontresina via Zürich HB, Zurich, Chur, Chur, Chur, Obere Au, Chur, Bahnhofplatz, Chur, Postautostation, and Silvaplana, Kreisel Mitte in around 7 h 49 min.

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 Chur
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Chur to Samedan
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Chur to Samedan
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
rhb.ch
Book at
rhb.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 Chur, Chur
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Chur, Postautostation to Silvaplana, Kreisel Mitte
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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