How to travel from Milan to Zurich

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from Milan to Zurich

You can get from Milan to Zurich by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Milan to Zurich on Sep 30 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:05AMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano4h20 11:25AMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
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07:05AMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano4h20 11:25AMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
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07:10AMMilan Centrale3h17 10:27AMZürich HB
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05:10PMMilan Centrale3h17 08:27PMZürich HB
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04:10PMMilan Centrale3h17 07:27PMZürich HB
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Travel Information to Zurich from Milan

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$21 - $100
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $21 (€20) • 2 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $100 (€95) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Eurowings or Trenitalia

Travel 135 miles (217 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Milan to Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $21 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Eurowings or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Milan to Zurich.

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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International travel from Milan, Italy to Zurich, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Italy?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Zurich if traveling from Milan?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 9/26/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Milan and Zurich.

The current restriction level for returning to Milan, Italy from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Milan, Italy from Zurich, Switzerland?

Reentering Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Milan from Zurich?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Milan, Italy regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Italy must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/26/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Milan from Zurich here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Zurich from Milan. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Zurich is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $21 (€20) compared to other travel options to Zurich:

Taking a bus is usually $79 (€75) less than taking a flight to Zurich, which costs on average $100 (€95) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $59 (€56) less than taking a train, which costs on average $80 (€76) for this route.

The fastest way to get to Zurich from Milan is by flight with an average travel time of 55 min.

Other travel options to Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 2 h   on average.

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

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

The average frequency per day from Milan to Zurich is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 15 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Milan, Stazione Centrale and arrive in Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Milan to Zurich depart from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Milano Centrale and arrive in Zürich HB.

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

  • You can take a bus from Milan to Zurich with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Cheap tickets can be found for $21 (€20) with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Milan to Zurich.
  • You can go to Zurich from Milan by plane with Eurowings. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $100 (€95) with Eurowings from Milan to Zurich on Omio.
  • You can go to Zurich from Milan by train with Trenitalia. You'll see cheap train tickets for $80 (€76) with Trenitalia from Milan to Zurich on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by train with Trenitalia with 7 direct trains per day.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Milan to Zurich? Many Omio customers who go from Milan to Zurich usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Munich or Basel. If you're looking to explore Paris, Munich or Basel from Zurich, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $21 (€20) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $100 (€95) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $80 (€76) 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.

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