Zurich to Como by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $34.46
  2. 30 day advance $35.02
  3. 7 day advance $49.02
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 45m
  • Distance
    179 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 54m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Zurich to Como by train

Fast trains from Zurich to Como take around 2 hours and 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 179 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Como.

1. Are there direct trains from Zurich to Como?

Direct trains from Zurich to Como have been found.

We usually find around 16 direct trains on the route from Zurich to Como every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 18 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Zurich to Como?

The Zurich to Como train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Zurich to Como train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Como is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 06:10 and the last train is around 19:32. This is the same at the weekend.

What's the Zurich to Como train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Zurich to Como are $34.46.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $35 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $49. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Zurich to Como train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Zurich to Como by train.

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Which train companies operate between Zurich and Como?

More than one train company operates on the route from Zurich to Como, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • EuroCity
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • InterCity
  • Intercités

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Como to Zurich by train

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The train from Zurich to Como follows the main north-south route through the Alps, cutting under the highest mountains in the 15-kilometre-long Gotthard Tunnel. In mid-2016 an even longer tunnel opened taking 40 minutes off the journey time from Zurich to Como.

The best scenery on the journey is on the long climb up to the north entrance of the Gotthard Tunnel. Once out of the tunnel, the line drops down through the Ticino area of Switzerland, skirting Lake Lugano to reach the Italian frontier at Chiasso. Como is the first stop in Italy, just 5 minutes south of Chiasso.

Zurich HB to Como San Giovanni

There are direct EuroCity trains each day from Zurich to Como, leaving from the Hauptbahnhof in Zurich (shown as Zurich HB in Loco2's booking system). The principal stations along the route are Bellinzona and Lugano, both on the south side of the Gotthard Tunnel. Arrival is at Como S Giovanni station.

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Child and youth passengers

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.