For those who want to watch their worries float away across beautiful waterscapes, Zurich is a must-see destination. For those who want to do it with a spritz in their hand, Venice beckons. Or, why not do both, with the added extra of a train trip, and who doesn’t love European train travel?
Trenitalia’s speedy and sleek high-speed fleet will take you from the charming shores of Lake Zurich to the endlessly romantic canals of Venice in a little over six hours. So, take your place in a comfortable seat and watch the world go by, far better than stressful airport transfers or, dare we say it, cross-country driving.
Read more about this charming route from Zurich to Venice below or start your search in our Journey Planner.
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.
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 Zurich Hb to Venice 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 Zurich Hb and Venice is 7 hours and 8 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 Zurich Hb to Venice is 5 hours and 50 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Zurich Hb to Venice can start from as little as €39.80 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Zurich Hb to Venice without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Zurich Hb to Venice each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Zurich Hb to Venice leaves at 06:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Zurich Hb to Venice 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.
Trains travelling from Zurich Hb to Venice cover a distance of around 225 miles (362 km) during the journey.