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from Milan to Zurich

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To get from Milan to Zurich on Jan 18 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Tue
Jan 18
$92Trenitalia
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$241Air Dolomiti
Wed
Jan 19
$92Trenitalia
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$242tab
Thu
Jan 20
$65Trenitalia
$79Alsa
$156Vueling
Fri
Jan 21
$65Trenitalia
$50Marino Autolinee
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Jan 22
$65Trenitalia
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$135Swiss
Sun
Jan 23
$65Trenitalia
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Mon
Jan 24
$38Trenitalia
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$135tab
Tue
Jan 25
$38Trenitalia
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$135Swiss
Wed
Jan 26
$38Trenitalia
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$135Swiss
Thu
Jan 27
$38Trenitalia
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Fri
Jan 28
$38Trenitalia
$47Marino Autolinee
$135tab
Sat
Jan 29
$38Trenitalia
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$113Swiss
Sun
Jan 30
$38Trenitalia
$24STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$111Vueling
Mon
Jan 31
$38Trenitalia
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$92tab
Tue
Feb 1
$38Trenitalia
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Wed
Feb 2
$38Trenitalia
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$93tab
Thu
Feb 3
$38Trenitalia
$79Alsa
$130Lufthansa
Fri
Feb 4
$38Trenitalia
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$93Swiss
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Feb 5
$38Trenitalia
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$78Swiss
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Feb 6
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$24STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Travel Information from Milan to Zurich

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $518
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€20) • 2 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $518 (€428) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Trenitalia

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 135 miles (217 km) 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 $24 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Swiss, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct 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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Milan to Zurich

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FAQs

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

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

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Italy?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

The information above was last checked on 1/13/22; 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.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Milan, Italy from Zurich, Switzerland?

Return travel to Milan, Italy from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Italy from Switzerland?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Italy from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Italy:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Italy?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Italy to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Milan, Italy was last verified on 1/15/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Milan from Zurich.

How do I travel from Milan to Zurich?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Milan to Zurich. You can take a flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Milan to Zurich?

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Zurich is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $24 (€20) compared to other travel options to Zurich:

Taking a bus is about $494 (€408) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $518 (€428) for this trip.

A bus is $13 (€11) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Milan to Zurich costing on average $38 (€31).

What is the quickest way to get from Milan to Zurich?

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

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

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

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 17 min   of travel time.

How far is Zurich from Milan?

The Milan to Zurich distance is around 135 miles (217 km).

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 to Zurich from Milan as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Milan and Zurich, what are the departure and arrival points in Milan and Zurich?

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

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

Which travel companies can get me 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:

  • Travel with Swiss for flights to Zurich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Swiss Milan to Zurich tickets on Omio for $518 (€428).
  • STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Can get you to Zurich by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Milan to Zurich for $24 (€20) on Omio.
  • 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 $38 (€31).

What is another destination I should add to my tour 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 early should I book Milan to Zurich tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing $518 (€428) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing $24 (€20) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $38 (€31) one way on average.

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.