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Getting from Zurich to Venice by train

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.

Zurich Hb to Venice by train

It takes an average of 10h 27m to travel from Zurich Hb to Venice by train, over a distance of around 225 miles (362 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Zurich Hb to Venice and tickets for this journey start from €39.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 50m
Price€39.80 - €289.30
Distance225 miles (362 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
Departure stationZurich Hb
Arrival stationVenice
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, Trenitalia

Zurich Hb to Venice train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zurich Hb to Venice for Monday 30th Nov 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:10 Zürich HB14:00 Venezia MestreEurocity 313 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets6h 50m, 2 changes
09:10 Zürich HB16:16 Venezia MestreEurocity 315 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets7h 06m, 3 changes
11:10 Zürich HB18:30 Venezia MestreEurocity 317 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets7h 20m, 2 changes
12:32 Zürich HB19:56 Venezia MestreIntercity 718 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets7h 24m, 3 changes
13:10 Zürich HB20:00 Venezia MestreEurocity 319 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets6h 50m, 2 changes
14:10 Zürich HB21:56 Venezia MestreInterregio 2425 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets7h 46m, 4 changes
15:10 Zürich HB23:37 Venezia MestreEurocity 321 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets8h 27m, 3 changes
15:32 Zürich HB05:08 Venezia MestreIntercity 879 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets13h 36m, 3 changes
16:10 Zürich HB05:08 Venezia MestreInterregio 2429 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets12h 58m, 4 changes
18:02 Zürich HB06:37 Venezia MestreIntercity 828 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets12h 35m, 3 changes

Trenitalia trains from Zurich Hb to Venice

You can travel from Zurich Hb to Venice 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.

Cheap train tickets from Zurich Hb to Venice

Train tickets from Zurich Hb to Venice start at €39.80 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €121.46.
lowest price found
from39.80
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price94.02
on the day
avg. single price121.46

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 Zurich Hb to Venice 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Zurich Hb to Venice? 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 Zurich Hb to Venice take?

The average journey time by train between Zurich Hb and Venice is 10 hours and 27 minutes, with around 14 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 Zurich Hb and Venice by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zurich Hb to Venice is 6 hours and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Zurich Hb to Venice cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Zurich Hb to Venice?

No, there are no direct train services from Zurich Hb to Venice. Travelling from Zurich Hb to Venice by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Zurich Hb to Venice leave?

The first train from Zurich Hb to Venice leaves at 07:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Zurich Hb to Venice leave?

The last train from Zurich Hb to Venice leaves at 22:32. 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 Zurich Hb and Venice by train?

Trains travelling from Zurich Hb to Venice 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 Venice to Zurich Hb. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Zurich Hb to Venice.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zurich Hb to Venice for a typical week day using timetable data for 30/11/2020. 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 23/11/2020 for travel on 17/12/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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