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The cheapest trains from Zurich to Milan

Showing times and prices for Jun 15

Cheapest

$97

Average

$97

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 Zurich to Milan will cost around $ 97 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 97.

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08:33AMZürich HB5h44 02:17PMMilan Centrale
1 changes
$971One-way
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08:05AMZürich HB6h12 02:17PMMilan Centrale
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$971One-way
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09:05AMZürich HB5h12 02:17PMMilan Centrale
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$971One-way
Cheapest
09:33AMZürich HB4h44 02:17PMMilan Centrale
1 changes
$971One-way
Cheapest
10:05AMZürich HB4h12 02:17PMMilan Centrale
3 changes
$971One-way

Timetable Zurich to Milan

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08:05AMZürich HB6h12 02:17PMMilan Centrale
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08:33AMZürich HB5h44 02:17PMMilan Centrale
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09:05AMZürich HB5h12 02:17PMMilan Centrale
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09:33AMZürich HB4h44 02:17PMMilan Centrale
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10:05AMZürich HB4h12 02:17PMMilan Centrale
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Mon
Jun 14
$32Flixbus
$378Austrian Airlines
Tue
Jun 15
$32Flixbus
$478Austrian Airlines
Wed
Jun 16
$32Flixbus
$307Austrian Airlines
Thu
Jun 17
$32Flixbus
$478Austrian Airlines
Fri
Jun 18
$32Flixbus
$478Swiss
Sat
Jun 19
$26STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$478Austrian Airlines
Sun
Jun 20
$24Flixbus
$478Austrian Airlines
Mon
Jun 21
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$278Austrian Airlines
Tue
Jun 22
$32Croatia Bus d.o.o.
$478Austrian Airlines
Wed
Jun 23
$28Flixbus
$278Austrian Airlines
Thu
Jun 24
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$431Lufthansa
Fri
Jun 25
$32Croatia Bus d.o.o.
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Sat
Jun 26
$26STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$478Austrian Airlines
Sun
Jun 27
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$431Lufthansa
Mon
Jun 28
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$278Austrian Airlines
Tue
Jun 29
$28Flixbus
$478Austrian Airlines
Wed
Jun 30
$28Flixbus
$278Austrian Airlines
Thu
Jul 1
$28Flixbus
$498Swiss
Fri
Jul 2
$32Croatia Bus d.o.o.
$489Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Jul 3
$26STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$478Austrian Airlines
Sun
Jul 4
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$498Swiss

The fastest trains from Zurich to Milan

Showing times and prices for Jun 15

Fastest Journey

4 h 12 m

Average

5 h 12 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

217 km

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

Fastest
10:05AMZürich HB4h12 02:17PMMilan Centrale
3 changes
$971One-way
2nd Fastest
09:33AMZürich HB4h44 02:17PMMilan Centrale
1 changes
$971One-way
09:05AMZürich HB5h12 02:17PMMilan Centrale
2 changes
$971One-way
08:33AMZürich HB5h44 02:17PMMilan Centrale
1 changes
$971One-way
08:05AMZürich HB6h12 02:17PMMilan Centrale
3 changes
$971One-way

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Journey Summary

Zurich to Milan Train Information

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

Trenitalia Zurich – Milan

Travel on Trenitalia trains between Zurich and Milan at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Trenitalia

Enjoy the train ride between Zurich and Milan 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 from Zurich to Milan 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 Zurich and Milan, you can expect to travel 135 miles (217 km). Check Trenitalia’s train times and tickets for the Zurich to Milan trip and buy your cheap ticket on Omio today!

Trenitalia has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Trenitalia tickets between Zurich and Milan and when traveling by train:

  • 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 Zurich to Milan

Trains in Europe are a efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. Fast Euro-City trains from Zurich and Milan run 7 times a day, from just after 7:30 a.m., until around 7:30 p.m. Other trains also run throughout the day with journey times of around 5 hours and transfers at various cities en-route. There are less direct trains on Sundays.

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Zurich to Milan Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Zurich to Milan 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

€59

1 Month in Advance

€39

3 Months in Advance

€29

Zurich to Milan Trains: General Information


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


  • autobus All Zurich to Milan trains are run by Trenitalia.
  • autobus All trains are direct, depart from Zurich's Hauptbahnhof (central train station) and arrive at Milano Centrale train station.
  • autobus The Zurich to Milan train journey takes as little as 3 hours and 26 minutes to arrive in Milan.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Zurich to Milan 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 Zurich to Milan trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 12% cheaper to purchase Zurich to Milan train tickets 1 week ahead of when you intend to travel.
  • Zurich to Milan train costs are 49% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Train tickets from Zürich to Milan: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 76 €
2 weeks earlier 61 €25%
3 weeks earlier 61 €25%
1 month before 67 €13%
2 months earlier 60 €27%
3 months earlier 55 €38%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Zürich - Milan. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Zürich - Milan 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 25% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Zürich - Milan with 2 months in advance you save up to about 27% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 38%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips

Trains from Zurich to Milan
Travel by train to Milan easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Zurich to Milan.
FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Zurich and Milan?

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

Is international entry into Milan from Zurich restricted?

International entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 6/11/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Zurich and Milan closer to your date of departure here

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Switzerland from Milan, Italy?

Return travel from Italy to Switzerland is: Partially open.

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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?

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

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

Last checked on 6/13/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Zurich from Milan.

How many miles is it from Zurich to Milan by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Milan from Zurich by train to be approximately 135 miles (217 km).
When traveling by train from Zurich to Milan, which train station in Zurich do I depart from and which train station in Milan do I arrive in?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Zürich HB   and arrive in Milano Centrale.

Where is the train station in Zurich? Where is the train station in Milan?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Zürich HB and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Milan most often arrive at Milano Centrale and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city center.

Which train providers can take me to Milan from Zurich?
For the best Zurich to Milan train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Trenitalia. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Zurich to Milan to compare what amenities they may offer.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Milan
Zürich HB
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