You can get from Milan to Zurich by train, bus or flight.
To get from Milan to Zurich on Dec 07 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||135 miles (217 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$14 - $85|
|Cheapest mode||Flight • $14 (€13) • 12 h 45 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $85 (€76) • 3 h 17 min|
|Popular travel companies||Trenitalia|
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
International travel from Milan, Italy to Zurich, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:
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.
Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.
Conditions of reentry into Italy:
You should observe these safety measures in Italy as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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:
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:
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:
Yes, there are direct routes from Milan to Zurich with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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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