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Need Advice Train from Zurich to Venice

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Need Advice Train from Zurich to Venice

We will be in Zurich for a few days and wanted to travel to Venice by train. I'm not sure how long it will take and what would be the fastest route to take.

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1. Re: Need Advice Train from Zurich to Venice

There are a number of trains that you could take. http://fahrplan.sbb.ch/bin/query.exe/en?

From: Zürich

To: Venezia S. Lucia

The SBB and Trenitalia Cisalpino consortium sets the fares for travel between Switzerland and Italy so the fare will be the same no matter which train(s) that you take. The easiest train would the direct train EC 173 which departs at 09:09.

cisalpino.com/reiseinfo/plan.php…

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2. Re: Need Advice Train from Zurich to Venice

Thank you so much for such a fast response! Now I know the time frame and the cost for that trip. Do you recommend making reservations for the train. Do they get booked up or should we just get tickets when we get there.

Thanks Stacy

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3. Re: Need Advice Train from Zurich to Venice

Hi, assuming you will be in Zurich a day or two before you leave for Venice, you can go to the station on the day you arrive in Zurich and get your tickets and reservations. There's a great railway travel office in the main station (hauptbahnhof) in Zurich. The agents speak English and are very knowledgeable.

Have a great trip!

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4. Re: Need Advice Train from Zurich to Venice

You could also take a night train and not waste a day of sightseeing.

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5. Re: Need Advice Train from Zurich to Venice

The Gotthard route is beautiful enough to be counted as "sightseeing" that would be wasted

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6. Re: Need Advice Train from Zurich to Venice

We will be in Zurich for 5 days before going to Venice so thats when we will get the train tickets. I had thought about the night train. But I'm very happy to know that the day train is a very scenic. So thats what we will do. Thanks everyone for the information. This is a wonderful site.

Stacy

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7. Re: Need Advice Train from Zurich to Venice

Hi, ArizonaStacy, please post a trip report when you get home and share your thoughts on the train ride and your time in Zurich and Venice - it really helps others!

If no one has told you yet, be sure to do the Secret Itineraries tour at the Doge's Palace in Venice - it costs a couple of Euros more than general admission (included) and you get to see lots of the palace that isn't open to t he public. You should reserve in advance - go to the Venice forum and search for Secret Itineraries in the search box at the top of the list of subjects. You'll get a lot of threads and the website for getting tickets in advance will be in one of them as it is posted regularly. The Venice forum is also a lot of help when you're planning a visit - some really knowledgeable folks on there.

Have a great time!

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