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Traveling from Zürich to Modena by train

Looking to travel from Zürich to Modena by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 7 hours 33 minutes to travel from Zürich to Modena by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 5 hours 46 minutes though. You'll usually find 25 trains per day running along the 355 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Modena, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll probably be traveling with Trenitalia train to get to Modena, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Zürich to Modena start from $60.84 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Modena by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Zürich to Modena by train

It takes an average of 7h 33m to travel from Zürich to Modena by train, over a distance of around 220 miles (355 km). There are normally 25 trains per day traveling from Zürich to Modena and tickets for this journey start from $60.84 when you book in advance.

First train

6:33 am

Last train

11:05 pm

Departure station

Zürich

Arrival station

Modena

Journey time

From 5h 46m

Distance

220 miles (355 km)

Frequency

25 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $60.84

Train and bus operators

L'Aurora Viaggi, Calanda Viaggi (Bus), Trenitalia, Onebus

Zürich to Modena train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zürich to Modena for mardi juin 4 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
9:05 am 3:35 pm 6h 30m, 4 changes
9:33 am 3:56 pm 6h 23m, 2 changes
9:33 am 4:14 pm 6h 41m, 1 change
10:05 am 4:10 pm 6h 5m, 3 changes
10:05 am 4:19 pm 6h 14m, 2 changes
11:33 am 6:17 pm 6h 44m, 1 change
12:05 pm 6:17 pm 6h 12m, 2 changes
1:05 pm 7:19 pm 6h 14m, 3 changes
1:33 pm 8:08 pm 6h 35m, 2 changes
1:33 pm 8:19 pm 6h 46m, 1 change

Trenitalia trains from Zürich to Modena

You can travel from Zürich to Modena on Trenitalia 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.

Trenitalia Eurocity classes from Zürich to Modena

Compare the different travel classes offered by Trenitalia Eurocity when traveling from Zürich to Modena.

Onboard services on Trenitalia Eurocity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Zürich to Modena.

LuggageLuggageBaggage
  • You can take your bags on board Trenitalia's Eurocity trains free of charge.
  • In most cases, there are no baggage size limits – you can even travel with musical instruments and sports equipment. You’ll just need to make sure that your baggage is compatible with the space available on board.
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink
  • You’ll find a Bar-Bistrò on Eurocity trains that are travelling between Italy, Switzerland and Germany.
  • A minibar trolley service is also available – you can choose from a wide range of snacks and drinks.
WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Free WiFi is available on Eurocity Giruno trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Kids under 4 can travel for free if they're accompanied by an adult and don't occupy a seat.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

Not all Eurocity trains allow you to take your bike on board – you’ll need to check in advance if you can travel with your bike. If that’s the case, you’ll need to buy a ticket and book your bike space before departure at the ticket office.

PetPetPets

Guide and assistance dogs can travel for free and don't need a ticket.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

All of Trenitalia’s Eurocity trains offer dedicated spaces to passengers with disabilities.

InfoInfoOther

A quiet area (or Area Silenzio) is available on all Eurocity Giruno trains.

Cheap train tickets from Zürich to Modena

The price of train tickets from Zürich to Modena starts at $60.84 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 Modena 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 Modena

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

The average journey time by train between Zürich and Modena is 7 hours and 33 minutes, with around 25 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 Modena by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zürich to Modena is 5 hours and 46 minutes.

How much does the train from Zürich to Modena cost?

Train tickets from Zürich to Modena can start from as little as $60.84 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 Modena?

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

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

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

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

The last train from Zürich to Modena 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 Modena by train?

Trains travelling from Zürich to Modena cover a distance of around 220 miles (355 km) during the journey.


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