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How to travel from Zürich to Brindisi by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Zürich to Brindisi? Look no further.

You'll usually find 12 trains per day running between Zürich and Brindisi, which usually take 13 hours 51 minutes to complete the 1060 km journey. It can take as little as 11 hours 46 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Brindisi from Zürich, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. During your journey, you're likely to be traveling with Frecciarossa, Frecciargento or Trenitalia, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Zürich to Brindisi if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $69.16. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Zürich to Brindisi by train

It takes an average of 13h 51m to travel from Zürich to Brindisi by train, over a distance of around 659 miles (1060 km). There are normally 12 trains per day traveling from Zürich to Brindisi and tickets for this journey start from $69.16 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 11h 46m
PriceFrom $69.16
Distance659 miles (1060 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train06:33
Last train23:05
Departure stationZürich
Arrival stationBrindisi
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsMarino, Trenitalia, Flixbus, Italo, Calanda Viaggi (Bus), Regiojet, Itabus, Onebus, SBB CFF FFS, Pugliairbus (Marozzi)

Zürich to Brindisi train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zürich to Brindisi for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:33 18:43 12h 10m, 2 changes
07:33 19:24 11h 51m, 1 change
08:33 20:24 11h 51m, 1 change
09:05 21:32 12h 27m, 3 changes
10:33 22:19 11h 46m, 2 changes
11:05 23:24 12h 19m, 4 changes
16:33 07:44 15h 11m, 2 changes
16:33 08:05 15h 32m, 1 change
17:05 08:05 15h 0m, 3 changes
18:33 14:25 19h 52m, 1 change

Trenitalia, Italo, SBB and Frecciarossa trains from Zürich to Brindisi

You can travel from Zürich to Brindisi on Trenitalia, Italo, SBB and Frecciarossa 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.

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). From December 2021, you can also travel with Frecciarossa from Milan to Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The trains are operated by Trenitalia France and have 4 levels of service - Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room - and two types of carriages: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.

Cheap train tickets from Zürich to Brindisi

The price of train tickets from Zürich to Brindisi starts at $69.16 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 Zürich to Brindisi 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 Zürich to Brindisi

Want to know more about your journey from Zürich to Brindisi? 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 Zürich to Brindisi take?

The average journey time by train between Zürich and Brindisi is 13 hours and 51 minutes, with around 12 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 Zürich and Brindisi by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zürich to Brindisi is 11 hours and 46 minutes.

How much does the train from Zürich to Brindisi cost?

Train tickets from Zürich to Brindisi can start from as little as $69.16 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 Zürich to Brindisi?

No, there are no direct train services from Zürich to Brindisi. Travelling from Zürich to Brindisi by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Zürich to Brindisi leaves at 06:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Zürich to Brindisi leaves at 23:05. 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 Zürich and Brindisi by train?

Trains travelling from Zürich to Brindisi cover a distance of around 659 miles (1060 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Brindisi to Zürich.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zürich to Brindisi for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. 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 01/16/2023 for travel on 01/16/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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