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The cheapest trains from Milan to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Jun 15

Cheapest

$73

Average

$81

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

The average ticket from Milan to Zurich will cost around $ 81 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 73.

Cheapest
07:05AMMilan Centrale5h22 12:27PMZürich HB
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$731One-way
Cheapest
06:43AMMilan Centrale5h44 12:27PMZürich HB
1 changes
$731One-way
Cheapest
07:43AMMilan Centrale4h44 12:27PMZürich HB
1 changes
$731One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:10AMMilan Centrale4h17 12:27PMZürich HB
1 changes
$871One-way
05:25AMMilan Centrale5h02 10:27AMZürich HB
2 changes
$971One-way

Timetable Milan to Zurich

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05:25AMMilan Centrale5h02 10:27AMZürich HB
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06:43AMMilan Centrale5h44 12:27PMZürich HB
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07:05AMMilan Centrale5h22 12:27PMZürich HB
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07:43AMMilan Centrale4h44 12:27PMZürich HB
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08:10AMMilan Centrale4h17 12:27PMZürich HB
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Tue
Jun 15
$39Flixbus
$246Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Jun 16
$28Flixbus
$148Vueling
Thu
Jun 17
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$255Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Jun 18
$28Flixbus
$200Vueling
Sat
Jun 19
$24Flixbus
$246Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Jun 20
$26STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$247Air Dolomiti
Mon
Jun 21
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$198Vueling
Tue
Jun 22
$28Flixbus
$170Vueling
Wed
Jun 23
$28Flixbus
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Thu
Jun 24
$28Flixbus
$252Brussels Airlines
Fri
Jun 25
$24Flixbus
$147Vueling
Sat
Jun 26
$24Flixbus
$123Vueling
Sun
Jun 27
$24Flixbus
$254Lufthansa
Mon
Jun 28
$28Flixbus
$182Vueling
Tue
Jun 29
$28Flixbus
$254Lufthansa
Wed
Jun 30
$32Flixbus
$262Austrian Airlines
Thu
Jul 1
$28Flixbus
$112Swiss
Fri
Jul 2
$32Flixbus
$112tab
Sat
Jul 3
$28Flixbus
$112Swiss
Sun
Jul 4
$26STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$90Swiss

The fastest trains from Milan to Zurich

Showing times and prices for Jun 15

Fastest Journey

4 h 17 m

Average

5 h 1 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

217 km

It's difficult to get from Milan to Zurich without transferring at least once.

Fastest
08:10AMMilan Centrale4h17 12:27PMZürich HB
1 changes
$871One-way
2nd Fastest
07:43AMMilan Centrale4h44 12:27PMZürich HB
1 changes
$731One-way
05:25AMMilan Centrale5h02 10:27AMZürich HB
2 changes
$971One-way
07:05AMMilan Centrale5h22 12:27PMZürich HB
2 changes
$731One-way
06:43AMMilan Centrale5h44 12:27PMZürich HB
1 changes
$731One-way

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Journey Summary

Milan to Zurich Train Information

Trains depart from:Milan
Trains arrive in:Zurich
Distance:217 km
Train companies

Trenitalia trains from Milan to Zurich

Find the best journey from Milan to Zurich with Omio's train partners Trenitalia! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

Trenitalia

Enjoy the train ride between Milan and Zurich with Trenitalia, Italy’s main provider of train services throughout the country with an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The company's flagship trains are the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca that can travel at speeds up to 186 mph (300 kmh). Trenitalia also operates intercity, regional and night trains. Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In many cases, Trenitalia trains also provide barrier-free access.

Trenitalia tickets between Milan and Zurich are available on Omio, and you can find the best deals for them in just a few steps. Trenitalia offers three different ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. Trenitalia also has discount and loyalty cards for qualified travelers, which you can use on Omio. When traveling on a Trenitalia train between Milan and Zurich, you can expect to travel 135 miles (217 km). Check Trenitalia’s train times and tickets for the Milan to Zurich route and buy your cheap ticket on Omio today!

Trenitalia has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train between Milan and Zurich:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Refund or voucher policy
  • In the case of Trenitalia cancellations, the customer will be contacted directly. If the customer does not intend to travel, they can still obtain a full refund by submitting a cancellation request (relevant special conditions might apply) by filling in a request form for an electronic credit here: https://reclami-e-suggerimenti.trenitalia.com/rimborsi/en/Anagrafica.aspx
  • Alternatively, the customer can request a refund for the payment method they used at the time of purchase by contacting a Trenitalia ticket office and presenting the communication received. Find the refund request form for regional trains here: https://www.trenitalia.com/content/dam/tcom/allegati/trenitalia/in_regione/Modulo_Indennit%C3%A0_Rimborsi_Coronavirus_posta_mail.pdf.
  • For further information and cancellation procedures go to the Trenitalia website: https://www.trenitalia.com/en/info_contacts/refund-for-journey-cancellation.html Or in Italian here: https://www.trenitalia.com/it/informazioni/rimborso-per-rinuncia-al-viaggio-febbraio-2020.html

Trains from Milan to Zurich

When booking train tickets from Milan to Zurich, you will find that there are on average three to five journeys that depart per day, with an average total of 25 to 30 trains departing each week. Most of the trains from Milan to Zurich are direct, meaning that you do not have to worry about making any transfers during your voyage. The duration of the journey is generally 3 hours and 40 minutes. When you have arrived in Zurich, there are many exciting things for you to see and explore, including shopping along the famous street of Bahnhofstrasse and checking out the Swiss National Museum.

Which train companies travel from Milan to Zurich?

The one primary train company that is responsible for servicing transportation between Milan and Zurich is Trenitalia. Trenitalia is known for being one of Italy’s main transportation providers, and it services trains throughout many countries in Europe. When traveling from Milan to Zurich with this company, you will not be required to make any transfers.

Trenitalia trains from Milan to Zurich

According to the company’s schedule, Trenitalia offers approximately one to three trains daily that run from Milan to Zurich, with there being a total of about 25 to 30 trains that run each week. All of the trains running between these two cities that are offered by this company are direct, meaning that you do not have to worry about needing to transfer trains during your voyage, or making any additional stops. You can count on the duration of the journey being approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes. The train type that is used is generally a public transit train designed for long distance, as it is an international journey. No matter which train ticket you book, you will always depart from and arrive at the same stations, which are Milan Centrale and Zürich HB. With the company’s ticket policy, it is possible to cancel or change your ticket within 24 hours of your scheduled departure if you pay a small fee. If you are within 24 hours of your departure time, it is no longer possible to change your reservation.

Train Milan to Zurich: Services on board

When traveling from Milan to Zurich with Trenitalia, there are two primary seat classes that are offered: First and Second Class. Second Class provides passengers with standard services and facilities, such as free luggage storage and access to outlets, while First Class provides travelers with additional legroom. No matter what class you end up purchasing a ticket for, you will have access to unlimited free Wi-Fi for the duration of your trip. Each customer is allowed to bring up to two pieces of luggage which can be stored in their train car, as well as any personal items that can fit in the overhead storage or under their seats. If you would like to bring your bike with you on the train, you can do so for free, but keep in mind that it either needs to be folded or disassembled and placed in a bag. Pets are welcome aboard as well, including any size dog and small animals that are in pet carriers. If you are traveling with a large dog on a leash, keep in mind that you may need to reserve a special ticket for your companion. If you or someone that you are traveling with has a disability or limited mobility, there are certain services and facilities that you can benefit from. For example, all restrooms on Trenitalia trains are wheelchair accessible. If you contact the company ahead of time, they can help to ensure that there is an employee available to help you with boarding the train, disembarking, and storing your luggage.

Milan to Zurich Train Times: Daily Departures

There are between one to three daily trains that depart Milan and arrive in Zurich, with the average total of weekly trains going between these two cities being 25 to 30. The first train of the day generally departs just after 9:00 a.m., while the last train of the day departs closer to 6:00 p.m. The timetable usually remains the same for both weekdays and weekends, but you may find that there are fewer journeys offered during holidays.

How long is the journey by train from Milan to Zurich?

Trains from Milan to Zurich generally take about 3 hours 40 minutes to reach their final destination. Your journey will always be direct, meaning that you do not need to transfer trains and can arrive in Zurich as quickly as possible. The peak travel time for this itinerary is generally in the morning, as this is when you will find that the majority of journeys are offered.

What are the arrival and departure stations for trains from Milan to Zurich?

Departure train station: Your train will always depart from Milan Centrale. This train station is conveniently located in the city center and connected to the rest of the city by the local tram system. To ensure that you have enough time to board and are not late, always arrive at the station at least 30 minutes before your train is scheduled to leave. At Milan Centrale, you will find that there are certain facilities available for travelers, including public restrooms, shops that sell travel essentials, and free Wi-Fi access.

Arrival train station: Your train will then arrive at Zürich HB. This station is also located in the city center and connected to the rest of the city by both the local tram and bus systems. Like Milan Centrale, there are many amenities for travelers, including sitting areas, free Wi-Fi, and stores that sell refreshments.

How to find cheap train tickets from Milan to Zurich?

There are a few easy ways for you to find cheap train tickets from Milan to Zurich. If you are able to, try to keep your travel dates as flexible as possible, as doing so will make it easier for you to find low cost tickets. If you are a student or senior citizen, you may also be eligible to receive a discount when booking your reservation with Trenitalia.

 

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Milan, Italy and Zurich, Switzerland allowed?

Travel between Milan, Italy and Zurich, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland from Italy?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Milan?

Conditions of entry:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 6/13/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Milan and Zurich as this information can change.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Italy from Zurich, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to Italy is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Milan from Zurich?

Entry into Italy is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Zurich?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Milan, Italy?

The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 6/11/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Milan from Zurich.

How far is Zurich from Milan by train?
You should expect to travel around 135 miles (217 km)  from Milan to Zurich by train.
What station does the train from Milan to Zurich depart from? Which Zurich train station do I come into from Milan?

Omio customers book a train from Milano Centrale   to Zürich HB   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Milan to go to Zurich? Where is the train station in Zurich located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Milano Centrale, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Zürich HB, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

Which train companies should I travel with from Milan to Zurich?
Take the Milan to Zurich train with Trenitalia. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip to Zurich from Milan as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Milan
Zurich
Milano Centrale
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines M1, M2, M3, M5
Milano Porta Garibaldi
Amenities