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The cheapest trains

from Milan
to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Cheapest

$88

Average

$98

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Milan to Zurich will cost around $ 98 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 88.

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09:05Milan Centrale3h45 12:50Zürich HB
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$881One-way
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19:10Milan Centrale3h40 22:50Zürich HB
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$881One-way
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11:10Milan Centrale3h40 14:50Zürich HB
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$881One-way
Cheapest
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07:15Milan Centrale3h35 10:50Zürich HB
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$881One-way
2nd Cheapest
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13:10Milan Centrale3h40 16:50Zürich HB
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$1391One-way

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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Sat
Sep 21
$88Trenitalia
$22Flixbus
$229Swiss
Sun
Sep 22
$88Trenitalia
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$229tab
Mon
Sep 23
$71Trenitalia
$22Flixbus
$93Germanwings
Tue
Sep 24
$71Trenitalia
$22Flixbus
$93Germanwings
Wed
Sep 25
$71Trenitalia
$22Flixbus
$93Eurowings
Thu
Sep 26
$71Trenitalia
$22Flixbus
$93Germanwings
Fri
Sep 27
$71Trenitalia
$22Flixbus
$93Eurowings
Sat
Sep 28
$71Trenitalia
$22Flixbus
$93Eurowings
Sun
Sep 29
$45Trenitalia
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$197tab
Mon
Sep 30
$45Trenitalia
$22Flixbus
$93Eurowings
Tue
Oct 1
$45Trenitalia
$22Flixbus
$93Eurowings
Wed
Oct 2
$45Trenitalia
$22Flixbus
$93Eurowings
Thu
Oct 3
$45Trenitalia
$22Flixbus
$93Eurowings
Fri
Oct 4
$34Trenitalia
$22Flixbus
$93Eurowings
Sat
Oct 5
$45Trenitalia
$22Flixbus
$125Air France
Sun
Oct 6
$45Trenitalia
$20Eurolines Switzerland
$165tab
Mon
Oct 7
$45Trenitalia
$22Flixbus
$129Air France
Tue
Oct 8
$34Trenitalia
$22Flixbus
$81Alitalia Cityliner
Wed
Oct 9
$34Trenitalia
$22Flixbus
$88Vueling
Thu
Oct 10
$34Trenitalia
$22Flixbus
$93Eurowings
Fri
Oct 11
$34Trenitalia
$22Flixbus
$93Eurowings

The fastest trains

from Milan
to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Fastest Journey

3 h 35 m

Average

3 h 40 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

217 km

Of the 5 train that leave Milan for Zurich every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 217 km distance in an average of 3 h 40 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3 h 35 m .

The slowest train will take 3 h 45 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
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07:15Milan Centrale3h35 10:50Zürich HB
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$881One-way
2nd Fastest
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19:10Milan Centrale3h40 22:50Zürich HB
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$881One-way
2nd Fastest
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11:10Milan Centrale3h40 14:50Zürich HB
0 changes
$881One-way
2nd Fastest
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13:10Milan Centrale3h40 16:50Zürich HB
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$1391One-way
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09:05Milan Centrale3h45 12:50Zürich HB
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$881One-way

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Journey Summary

Milan to Zurich Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
4 hours 39 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $47
Trains depart from:Milan
Trains arrive in:Zurich
Distance:217 km
TrainTrain Companies:Trenitalia

Trains from Milan to Zurich

Trains in Europe are an efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. Crossing the Alps from Milan to Zurich is simple when you take the train. Trenitalia operates 8 direct Milan to Zurich trains per day. The earliest direct train leaves Milan Centrale at 7:25 a.m. while the final train of the day leaves at 7:25 p.m. Trains take approximately 3½ hours to arrive in Zurich.

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Milan to Zurich Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Milan to Zurich when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€76

1 Day in Advance

€76

1 Week in Advance

€67

2 Weeks in Advance

€65

1 Month in Advance

€29

3 Months in Advance

€20

Milan to Zurich Trains: General Information


Travelers in Italy can offset some of the cost of Milan to Zurich train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.


  • autobus All Milan to Zurich trains are run by either Trenitalia.
  • autobus All trains are direct, depart from Milano Centrale train station and arrive at Zurich's Hauptbahnhof (central train station).
  • autobus The Milan to Zurich train journey takes as little as 3 hours and 26 minutes to arrive in Milan.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Milan to Zurich train tickets approximately 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Milan to Zurich trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 12% cheaper to purchase Milan to Zurich train tickets 1 week ahead of when you intend to travel.
  • Milan to Zurich train costs are 62% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from Milan

All trains from Milan to Zurich depart from Milan's Centrale station, the major departure point for journeys to the north. If you are traveling from hotels in Milan's city center, the easiest way to get to Centrale is via the Milan Metro. Take the yellow or green lines, which converge at Milano Centrale, and remember that the Metro runs until 12:30 a.m. every day. Alternatively, there is a regular bus and train service from Malpensa Airport and buses from Linate Airport for those arriving by plane.

Getting into Zurich by Train

Elegant, refined and beautiful, Zurich captures the imagination of everyone who visits. Visitors can tour the excellent zoo, along with ancient churches like the Grossmunster and world-class art galleries like the Kunsthaus. But Zurich is a place to be savored, whether you cycle around the lake, or sip coffee in its buzzing cafes. All trains from Milan arrive at Zurich's Hauptbahnhof, which is the city's major public transport hub. This makes getting to the attractions and hotels easy. When you arrive, it's a good idea to purchase a ZurichCARD, which covers buses, trams and local trains.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Milan
Zurich
TrainMilano Centrale

Amenities

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Frequently Asked Questions

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