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Travel from Venice to Zürich by train in 5 hours 55 minutes

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.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Venice to Zürich by train

It takes an average of 7h 38m to travel from Venice to Zürich by train, over a distance of around 225 miles (362 km). There are normally 26 trains per day traveling from Venice to Zürich and tickets for this journey start from $48.75 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 55m
PriceFrom $48.75
Distance225 miles (362 km)
Frequency26 trains per day
First train00:04
Last train22:38
Departure stationVenice
Arrival stationZürich
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia, ÖBB, Flixbus

Venice to Zürich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Venice to Zürich for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:40 14:55 7h 15m, 4 changes
08:38 15:27 6h 49m, 2 changes
10:00 15:55 5h 55m, 2 changes
11:00 16:55 5h 55m, 3 changes
11:00 17:27 6h 27m, 1 change
12:30 18:27 5h 57m, direct
13:00 18:55 5h 55m, 3 changes
13:00 19:27 6h 27m, 1 change
14:00 19:55 5h 55m, 2 changes
15:00 20:55 5h 55m, 3 changes

Trenitalia and ÖBB trains from Venice to Zürich

You can travel from Venice to Zürich on Trenitalia and ÖBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Venice to Zürich

The price of train tickets from Venice to Zürich starts at $48.75 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Venice to Zürich

Want to know more about your journey from Venice to Zürich? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Venice to Zürich take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Venice and Zürich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Venice to Zürich is 5 hours and 55 minutes.

How much does the train from Venice to Zürich cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Venice to Zürich?

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.

What time does the first train from Venice to Zürich leave?

The first train from Venice to Zürich leaves at 00:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Venice to Zürich leave?

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.

What's the distance between Venice and Zürich by train?

Trains travelling from Venice to Zürich cover a distance of around 225 miles (362 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zürich to Venice.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Venice to Zürich for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 11/21/2022 for travel on 11/21/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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