How to get from Florence to Zurich

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from Florence to Zurich

You can get from Florence to Zurich by train, bus or flight.

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bus

To get from Florence to Zurich on 19 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:10Florence9h15 11:25Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
1 change
£831One-way
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02:10Florence9h15 11:25Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
1 change
£831One-way
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10:13Florence Rifredi8h14 18:27Zürich HB
2 changes
£1091One-way
08:21Florence Santa Maria Novella8h06 16:27Zürich HB
1 change
£1121One-way
14:09Florence Santa Maria Novella6h18 20:27Zürich HB
1 change
£1311One-way

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Travel Information to Zurich from Florence

distanceDistance280 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£48 - £364
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £48 • 9 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £364 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMarino Autolinee, tab or Trenitalia

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 280 miles from Florence to Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £48. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Marino Autolinee, tab or Trenitalia among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Florence to Zurich.

Travel Tips: Travel from Florence to Zurich

Travel to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Florence to Zurich.
FAQs

Travel between Florence, Italy and Zurich, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can travellers from Italy enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Zurich from Florence?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Zurich, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 03/08/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between Florence and Zurich.

Return travel to Florence, Italy from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Italy from Switzerland?

Entry into Italy is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Italy from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Italy:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Italy?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Italy to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Florence, Italy was last verified on 28/07/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Florence from Zurich.

There are 4 ways to get from Florence to Zurich: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Florence to Zurich, which costs on average £48.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Zurich:

A coach is £316 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Florence to Zurich costing on average £364.

A coach is generally £50 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £98 from Florence to Zurich.

The fastest way from Florence to Zurich is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options from Florence to Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 9 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 32 min   on average.

The distance between Florence and Zurich is around 280 miles.

The average frequency per day from Florence to Zurich is:

  • 2 coaches a day.
  • 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Florence and Zurich as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Florence to Zurich:

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Florence to Zurich depart from Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 to Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Most travellers take a flight from Florence Peretola Airport to Zurich Airport.
  • Most travellers take a train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Zürich HB.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Florence to Zurich, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Marino Autolinee can get you to Zurich by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Marino Autolinee from Florence to Zurich for £48 on Omio.
  • Travel with tab for flights to Zurich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for tab Florence to Zurich tickets on Omio for £364.
  • Trenitalia can get you to Zurich by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Trenitalia from Florence to Zurich for £98 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Florence to Zurich with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct train services to Zurich with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Zurich tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Florence to Zurich often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Florence and Zurich itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Zurich and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Florence to Zurich, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £48 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £364 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £98 one way.

But we recommend booking Florence to Zurich tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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