There are 5 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Tenero-Contra by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly to Lugano, line 50 train, line 20 train  •  2 h 39 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 Tenero

$93 - $263

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Bellinzona

$34 - $45

3 alternative options

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  4 h 5 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

$115 - $319

Train  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona 2 / ...

$58 - $124

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Tenero-Contra 134.9 miles

$28 - $45

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Tenero-Contra, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Tenero-Contra hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $95 and the journey takes 1 h 46 min. Alternatively, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Tenero-Contra 3 times a week. Tickets cost $16 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 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 Tenero
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
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
$22 - $29
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
$16
Schedules at
ventrebus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Tenero-Contra?

The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Tenero-Contra is 142 km. The road distance is 216 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Tenero-Contra?

The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Tenero-Contra is to drive which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 2 h 30 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Tenero-Contra?

The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Tenero-Contra is to drive which takes 2 h 30 min and costs SFr 27 - SFr 40.

Is there a direct train between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Tenero-Contra?

No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Tenero-Contra. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Tenero via Zürich HB and Bellinzona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 13 min.

How long does it take to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Tenero-Contra?

It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Tenero-Contra, including transfers.