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Florence - Zurich Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Florence to Zurich. Traveling by bus from Florence to Zurich usually takes around 9 hours and 56 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 8 hours,

Distance282 mi (453 km)
Shortest duration8h 0m
Cheapest price$33.71
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines4

How much is a bus ticket from Florence to Zurich?

Typically $64.36 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Zurich. Any tickets cheaper than $64.36 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$64 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Florence to Zurich in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$108 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Florence to Zurich?

There are 4 bus lines from Florence to Zurich available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 8 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus89h 58m$69.53
L'Aurora Viaggi19h 30m$122.34
Marino19h 15m$115.51
Onebus18h 30m$164.64
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 8 trips from Florence to Zurich, and usually makes the trip in about 9 hours and 58 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • L'Aurora Viaggi

    L'Aurora Viaggi

    Book L'Aurora Viaggi from Florence to Zurich from $120. There are 1 L'Aurora Viaggi schedules from Florence to Zurich and you can expect on average to pay for a L'Aurora Viaggi ticket to Zurich. In Florence, L'Aurora Viaggi departs to Zurich from Villa Constanza Bus Station and no other station. In Zurich, L'Aurora Viaggi arrives at Limmatstrasse 5 and no other station.

    An average trip on L'Aurora Viaggi from Florence to Zurich takes 9 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available L'Aurora Viaggi trip will get you to Zurich in 8 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, L'Aurora Viaggi offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Zurich.

  • Marino

    Marino

    Book Marino from Florence to Zurich from $88. There are 1 Marino schedules from Florence to Zurich and you can expect on average to pay for a Marino ticket to Zurich. In Florence, Marino departs to Zurich from Villa Constanza Bus Station and no other station. In Zurich, Marino arrives at Limmatstrasse 5 and no other station.

    An average trip on Marino from Florence to Zurich takes 9 hours and 15 minutes , while the fastest available Marino trip will get you to Zurich in 8 hours and 0 minutes .

  • Onebus

    Onebus

    Book Onebus from Florence to Zurich from $161. There are 1 Onebus schedules from Florence to Zurich and you can expect on average to pay for a Onebus ticket to Zurich. In Florence, Onebus departs to Zurich from Villa Constanza Bus Station and no other station. In Zurich, Onebus arrives at Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai) and no other station.

    An average trip on Onebus from Florence to Zurich takes 8 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Onebus trip will get you to Zurich in 8 hours and 0 minutes .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Florence to Zurich during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 56 minutes to cover the 453 kilometers from Florence to Zurich. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Florence to Zurich for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Florence?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Florence to Zurich, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Florence to Zurich every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Florence

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Florence is located in Central-Northern Italy, in the lush Tuscany region. Regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance, this city is an art lover's idea of heaven. The city’s plethora of museums, palaces, churches, and artistic treasures landed Florence the #1 spot in our ranking of the most cultured cities in Europe.

Visit the Uffizi Gallery to see many of the world's greatest Renaissance masterpieces, including work by Raphael, da Vinci, Botticelli, and Michelangelo. Michelangelo's famous sculpture of David in his birthday suit is on view at the Accademia Galleria. The Institute and Museum of the History of Science is another must-see attraction to learn about the scientific instruments vital to some of the 13th century's world-changing discoveries.

After you have finished exploring Florence's many museums and galleries, head outside to enjoy a relaxing stroll through the Boboli Gardens and appreciate this stunning example of "green architecture."

The city is also home to almost every high-end designer label you can bring to mind, as well as museums dedicated to Gucci and Ferragamo. For a less expensive shopping experience, visit one of the many affordable boutiques and local clothing stores for a more authentic taste of the city.

Florence is a top-rated destination, meaning it has well-established international and national travel connections. Florence's Amerigo Vespucci International Airport makes air travel simple. Fast and modern trains also connect the city to numerous European cities, and many bus carriers offer frequent services to Florence.

Zurich

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Located in the heart of Europe, the Swiss capital lies at the northwestern tip of the eponymous Lake Zurich. This cosmopolitan city is buzzing year-round with vibrant city life, while the relaxing and peaceful Alps are less than an hour away.

Lake Zurich provides an elegant focal point of the city, with daily cruises available to explore this vast lake. Many chic cafes and restaurants are dotted along the banks, epitomizing Zurich's urban and cosmopolitan vibe.

The Old Town, or Altstadt, is arguably one of the city's most beautiful areas, characterized by winding cobblestone streets and medieval-style architecture. Here, you'll discover some of Zurich's most iconic landmarks, such as St Peter's church with its impossibly large clock face, the largest clock in Europe.

If the weather isn't suited to wandering, there are over 50 museums within Zurich to explore. Go traditional with the Swiss National Museum, or opt for something a bit more exhilarating at the FIFA Museum.

Zurich's airport is the largest in Switzerland, and it is just 10 kilometers from the city center. Several train carriers, including the German Deutsche Bahn network, operate routes to Zurich from across Europe. Long-distance buses also make it easy to reach Zurich from cities like Bern, Stuttgart, Munich, and Milan.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Florence?

Departure stations

Buses to Zurich leave from 4 stations in Florence.

All bus stations in Florence:

  • Viale Filippo Strozzi

  • Firenze S.M.N.

  • Villa Constanza Bus Station

  • Viale XI Agosto

Where does the bus arrive in Zurich?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Zurich.

Bus stations in Zurich:

  • Limmatstrasse 5

  • Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)

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