You can get from Milan to Zurich by train, bus or flight.
To get from Milan to Zurich on Sep 30 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, flight, ferry or train|
|Ticket price range||$21 - $100|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $21 (€20) • 2 h|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $100 (€95) • 55 min|
|Popular travel companies||STUDENT 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.
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 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.
Reentering Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
All travelers returning to Italy must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
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:
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:
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Yes, there are direct services available from Milan to Zurich with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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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