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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Monza Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Monza to Varenna Esino Re_8

$57 - $97

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Como 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Como San Giovanni Stazione FS to Bellagio Lido C30
  3. Take the ferry from Bellagio to Varenna 806

$31 - $53

4 alternative options

Line 24 train, train, bus, ferry  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the line 24 train from Zürich Flughafen to Zug 24 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zug(CH) to Lugano 2
  3. Take the bus from Lugano Cassarate to Menagggio Via Como C12
  4. Take the ferry from Menaggio to Varenna 911 / ...

$77 - $141

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Varenna 192.6 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino

$85 - $290

Fly to Lugano, train  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Monza
  3. Take the train from Monza to Varenna Esino

$100 - $285

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Varenna. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Varenna Esino via Zuerich Hb and Monza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Varenna is 169 km. The road distance is 308.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Varenna without a car is to train which takes 5 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Varenna, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Varenna train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Varenna train services, operated by Trenord, arrive at Varenna Esino station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Varenna is 308 km. It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Varenna.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 2949+ hotels available in Varenna. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Varenna.
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  • Distance: 105.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Varenna via Zürich HB, Zuerich Hb, and Monza in around 5 h 50 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
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 Monza
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Monza
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Monza
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Zug
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zug(CH) to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Monza
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Monza to Varenna Esino
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $21
Schedules at
trenord.it
Bus operators
ASF Autolinee srl
Phone
031 247 249
Website
asfautolinee.it
Bus from Lugano Cassarate to Menagggio Via Como
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
asfautolinee.it
Bus from Como San Giovanni Stazione FS to Bellagio Lido
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
asfautolinee.it
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 Como
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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