Don't forget to buy food and drinks in advance if you need them: train stations do not always have shops, while onboard cafés are not always available and often very expensive.
Since the journey between Zurich and Bellinzona is relatively short, you can consider carpooling or bus as alternative ways of transport with cheapest prices and similar duration.
Which stations serve the rail line Zurich - Bellinzona?
The trains to Bellinzona can leave from Zürich HB or Zürich Altstetten and arrive at Bellinzona.
How many train connections exist to go from Zurich to Bellinzona per day?
If you desire to go to Bellinzona from Zurich by train, 38 daily connections are available. Please note that 21 routes are direct lines whereas 16 routes include one change or more. Thus, if you do not want to change trains, it is highly advocated to choose an offer with a direct route. Nevertheless, selecting a ticket with an indirect line could be more efficient if you want to reach Bellinzona at the last minute especially if there are too few connections even though the trip is longer.
How long do you need to get to Bellinzona by train?
With the fastest connections you will be in Bellinzona in 1 hour and 47 minutes, but on average it takes 1 hour and 52 minutes. The first train headed to Bellinzona is at 05:03, while the last one leaves Zurich at 22:06.