How to travel from Florence to Zurich

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from Florence to Zurich

You can get from Florence to Zurich by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Florence to Zurich on Jul 04 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

01:55PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella5h32 07:27PMZürich HB
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04:32AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella9h55 02:27PMZürich HB
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10:55AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella5h32 04:27PMZürich HB
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08:21AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella8h06 04:27PMZürich HB
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02:55PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella5h32 08:27PMZürich HB
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Travel Information to Zurich from Florence

distanceDistance280 miles (452 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$101 - $496
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $101 (€90) • 9 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $496 (€444) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMarino Autolinee, Air Dolomiti or Trenitalia

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 280 miles (452 km) from Florence to Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $101 (€90). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Marino Autolinee, Air Dolomiti or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Florence to Zurich.

How to get from Florence to Zürich

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Florence to Zürich, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Florence to Zürich and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Florence to Zurich

Travel to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Florence to Zurich.

Travel between Florence, Italy and Zurich, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Italy enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Zurich from Florence?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Zurich, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 7/2/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Zurich from Florence.

The current restriction level for returning to Florence, Italy from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Florence, Italy from Zurich, Switzerland?

Reentering Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Florence from Zurich?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Florence, Italy regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Italy must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 7/1/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Florence from Zurich here.

There are 3 travel options from Florence to Zurich: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Zurich is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $101 (€90) compared to other travel options to Zurich:

Taking a bus is about $396 (€354) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $496 (€444) for this journey.

A bus is generally $25 (€22) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $126 (€112) from Florence to Zurich.

The quickest way to travel to Zurich from Florence is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 9 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 32 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 280 miles (452 km) between Florence and Zurich.

The average frequency per day from Florence to Zurich is:

  • 7 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Zurich from Florence as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Florence to Zurich:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 and arrive in Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Most travelers who book a plane ticket from Florence to Zurich depart from Florence Peretola Airport to Zurich Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Zürich HB.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Florence to Zurich:

  • You can travel between Florence and Zurich by bus with Marino Autolinee. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $101 (€90) with Marino Autolinee from Florence to Zurich.
  • You can take a flight from Florence to Zurich with Air Dolomiti. Cheap tickets can be found for $496 (€444) with Air Dolomiti from Florence to Zurich.
  • You can go to Zurich from Florence by train with Trenitalia. You'll see cheap train tickets for $126 (€112) with Trenitalia from Florence to Zurich on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Florence to Zurich with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 7 direct trains per day with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Zurich as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Florence and Zurich.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Florence to Zurich often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Florence and Zurich itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Zurich and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Florence to Zurich, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $101 (€90) one way for this trip.
  • A plane ticket costs $496 (€444) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket costs $126 (€112) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Florence to Zurich tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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