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Travel Information to Zurich from Milan

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$25 - $479
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $25 (€20) • 2 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $479 (€383) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Trenitalia

Travel 135 miles (217 km) by flight, bus or train between Milan and Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $25 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Lufthansa Cityline, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Milan to Zurich.

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Travel from Milan to Zurich: Journey Details

People traveling from Milan to Zurich can choose between air, bus and train transportation. However, the cheapest and fastest way to travel from Milan to Zurich is by bus. While trains may be more comfortable, they are also more expensive and take longer to arrive in Zurich. Flights are by far the most expensive option for travel between the two cities.

Return trips from Zurich to Milan are also available.

How to get from Milan to Zürich

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Milan to Zürich, 85,15% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Milan to Zürich and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Buses from Milan to Zurich

Buses from Milan to Zurich are offered by Eurolines twice a week. This bus takes approximately 3 hours 40 minutes on line 1939 and 1940. You can also take the 076 bus which departs hourly from orefici p.za cordusio and arrives at lampugnano m1, then Lugano and Zurich. This bus takes about 2 hours and 36 minutes plus an additional 2 hours for transfer times to arrive in Zurich. Flixbus and Postbus offers regular services between Milan and Zurich.

Trains from Milan to Zurich

Trains from Milan to Zurich are frequently offered by Trenitalia. Trains depart from Milan Central Station and arrive at Zurich station about 4 hours later. This is a direct rail journey between the two cities. There are morning, afternoon and evening trains available.

Flights from Milan to Zurich

Swiss Air offers regular and frequent direct flights from Milan to Zurich. This journey takes about 3. hours. Eurowings, Lufthansa, Air Berlin and numerous other airlines provide 1-stop flights between the two cities. These flights can take up to 26 hours to complete depending on transfer times. Flights from Milan to Zurich depart from Milano Malpensa airport.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Zurich, Switzerland from Milan, Italy currently allowed?

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

Can travelers from Italy enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Zurich from Milan?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Zurich, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 9/23/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Milan to Zurich.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Italy from Zurich, Switzerland?

The restriction level for your return to Milan, Italy from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Milan from Zurich restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Milan from Zurich?

Conditions of reentry into Italy:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Milan, Italy?

You should observe these safety measures in Italy as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Italy was last checked on 9/25/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Milan from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Milan to Zurich?

There are 3 ways to travel to Zurich from Milan including taking a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Milan to Zurich?

The cheapest way to travel between Milan and Zurich is by taking a bus with an average price of $25 (€20).

This is compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A bus is generally $454 (€363) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $479 (€383) from Milan to Zurich.

Taking a bus is about $43 (€34) less than taking a train, which costs on average $68 (€54) for this route.

What is the fastest way to travel to Zurich from Milan?

The quickest way to travel to Zurich from Milan is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Zurich by bus can take on average 2 h.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 17 min.

How far is it from Milan to Zurich?

You should expect to travel around 135 miles (217 km) between Milan and Zurich.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Milan to Zurich?

The average frequency per day from Milan to Zurich is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Milan and Zurich as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling to Zurich from Milan, where do I depart from Milan and where do I arrive in Zurich?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Milan to Zurich:

  • Flights from Milan to Zurich most often leave from Milan Malpensa Airport and arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Buses most often depart from Milan at Milan, Stazione Centrale and arrive in Zurich at Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.
  • Trains mostly depart from Milano Centrale and arrive in Zürich HB.
Who can get me from Milan to Zurich?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Milan to Zurich:

  • You can go to Zurich from Milan by plane with Lufthansa Cityline. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $479 (€383) with Lufthansa Cityline from Milan to Zurich on Omio.
  • You can travel by bus to Zurich from Milan with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. And you can find STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Milan to Zurich tickets for $25 (€20) on Omio.
  • You can go to Zurich from Milan by train with Trenitalia. You'll see cheap train tickets for $68 (€54) with Trenitalia from Milan to Zurich on Omio.
Is there a direct service between Milan and Zurich?

Yes, there are direct routes from Milan to Zurich with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 10 direct trains per day to Zurich with Trenitalia.

Direct services to Zurich tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Where should I go next after I travel from Milan to Zurich?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Milan to Zurich often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Munich or Basel. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Milan and Zurich itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Zurich and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book my Milan to Zurich one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Milan to Zurich, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $479 (€383) one way.
  • Bus tickets are costing $25 (€20) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $68 (€54) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Milan to Zurich online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Milan
Zurich
Milano - Terminal Bus di Lampugnano
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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<br>Bus lines 68
Milano Centrale
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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
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