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Overview: Train from Zurich to Milan

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price$80 (€67)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTrenitalia

Trains from Zurich to Milan cover the 135 miles (217 km) long route taking on average 3 h 17 min with our travel partners like Trenitalia. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $65 (€54), but the average price of train tickets is $80 (€67). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Milano Centrale.

Train providers: Trenitalia from Zurich to Milan trains

Trenitalia trains will get you between Zurich and Milan from $65 (€54). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Trenitalia

Trenitalia is not only Italy's national railroad company but also the country's largest train operator. Trenitalia’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca trains as well as intercity, regional and night trains. Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In most cases, the trains also provide barrier-free access. Trenitalia offers different tickets, which vary in price and flexibility: Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria. You can even use Trenitalia discount cards on Omio. Make sure to look out for the latest offers from Trenitalia on Omio to score special deals!

For the 135 miles (217 km) long journey to Milan from Zurich, you can book Trenitalia train tickets starting as low as $65 (€54) one-way on Omio quickly and easily. Check out the current Trenitalia schedule and book a cheap train from Zurich to Milan in just a few steps. On Omio you can find all the information you need for the Zurich to Milan route, such as departure and arrival times, stops, train stations, journey times and savings on your train route.

  • Average Price: $65

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

  • 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

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FAQs

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Zurich and Milan?

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

What is the status of international entry into Italy from Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

When traveling in Italy, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/25/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Zurich to Milan before traveling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Zurich, 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:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

Last checked on 1/20/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Zurich from Milan.

How much does a cheap train between Zurich and Milan cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Zurich to Milan trains for as little as $65 (€54)  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket between Zurich and Milan?

The train price between Zurich and Milan is on average $80 (€67)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.

How far is Milan from Zurich by train?

The train distance from Zurich to Milan is around 135 miles (217 km).

How long is the train from Zurich to Milan?

On average the Zurich to Milan train travel time is 3 h 17 min  for the 135 miles (217 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

Which train station from Zurich to Milan do I depart from? Which Milan train station from Zurich do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Zurich to start your route from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. In Milan you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi.

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

Where is the departure train station in Zurich located? Where is the arrival train station in Milan located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Zürich HB, located approximately 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the city center of Zurich. The most popular arrival train station in Milan, called Milano Centrale, is located around 1.7 miles (2.8 km) away from its city center.

Which train companies can get me from Zurich to Milan?

When taking a train from Zurich to Milan, you can count on Trenitalia for the best way to get you to Milan. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Zurich to Milan and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many trains are there between Zurich and Milan a day?

The average number of trains departing Zurich for Milan is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What time is the earliest train from Zurich to Milan? What time is the last train from Zurich to Milan?

You can take the first train from Zurich to Milan at 5: 33 AM. The last train from Zurich to Milan that you can take departs at 6: 33 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Zurich to Milan schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

How early should I purchase train tickets between Zurich and Milan to score the best deals?

You can find trains from Zurich to Milan to cost on average $80 (€67) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Zurich to Milan train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Milan
Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Zurich for your trip to Milan.