If you want to know more about the journey from Venice to Zürich by train, look no further!
The average journey time from Venice to Zürich by train is 7 hours 38 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 5 hours 55 minutes. You'll usually find 26 trains per day traveling the 362 km between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Zürich. During your journey, you'll either be traveling with Trenitalia or ÖBB, as they are the main operators of services on this route.
Book train tickets from Venice to Zürich in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $48.75. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.
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Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.
ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Venice to Zürich by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Venice and Zürich is 7 hours and 38 minutes, with around 26 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Venice to Zürich is 5 hours and 55 minutes.
Train tickets from Venice to Zürich can start from as little as $48.75 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Venice to Zürich without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Venice to Zürich each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Venice to Zürich leaves at 00:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Venice to Zürich leaves at 22:38. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Venice to Zürich cover a distance of around 225 miles (362 km) during the journey.