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 Dec 07 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:55AMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano4h30 11:25AMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
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06:55AMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano4h30 11:25AMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
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05:10PMMilan Centrale3h17 08:27PMZürich HB
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07:10AMMilan Centrale3h17 10:27AMZürich 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, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$14 - $85
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $14 (€13) • 12 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $85 (€76) • 3 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesTrenitalia

Travel 135 miles (217 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Milan and Zurich. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct 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 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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Milan to Zurich

Travel Tips: Travel to Zurich 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 Milan to Zurich.

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 11/6/22; 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 from Milan to Zurich.

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

Is my journey back to Milan from Zurich restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Italy:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

This information about your return travel to Italy was last checked on 11/17/22. 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.

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

The cheapest way to travel between Milan and Zurich is by taking a flight with an average price of $14 (€13).

This is compared to other travel options to Zurich:

Taking a flight is about $70 (€63) less than taking a train, which costs on average $85 (€76) for this route.

The fastest way from Milan to Zurich is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 17 min.

There are alternative travel options to Zurich that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by flight can take 12 h 45 min   on average.

Zurich is approximately 135 miles (217 km) away from Milan.

The average frequency per day from Milan to Zurich is:

  • 15 trains a day.

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

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

  • Flights mostly leave from Milan Malpensa Airport and tend to arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Milan at Milano Centrale and arrive in Zurich at Zürich HB.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Milan to Zurich, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Trenitalia for trains to Zurich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Trenitalia Milan to Zurich tickets on Omio for $85 (€76).

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

  • You can find 7 direct trains per day to take 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.

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!

Before traveling from Milan to Zurich, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $14 (€13) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $85 (€76) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Milan to Zurich tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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