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Zurich to Como by train
Fastest journey2hr 45m
Trains per day16
Avg. journey time2hr 54m
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 $32.80.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $33 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $46. 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.
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 (EC)
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Other journeys to Como San Giovanni View all journeys to Como San Giovanni
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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