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$32Flixbus
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Jun 15
$28Flixbus
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$32Flixbus
$255Lufthansa Cityline
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$32Flixbus
$200Vueling
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Jun 19
$24Flixbus
$246Lufthansa Cityline
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$24Flixbus
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Jun 23
$103Calanda Viaggi
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Jun 24
$28Flixbus
$255Lufthansa
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Jun 25
$53Marino Autolinee
$147Vueling
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Jun 26
$35Viaggi Gulli
$129Vueling
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Jun 27
$26STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$254Lufthansa
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Jun 28
$28Flixbus
$182Vueling
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Jun 29
$24Flixbus
$252Brussels Airlines
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Jun 30
$28Flixbus
$262Austrian Airlines
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Jul 1
$28Flixbus
$112Swiss
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Jul 2
$50Marino Autolinee
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Jul 3
$24Flixbus
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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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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Zurich, Switzerland from Milan, Italy?

Travel between Milan, Italy and Zurich, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Italy enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Zurich from Milan?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Zurich, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 6/9/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Milan to Zurich.

Are there restrictions on reentering Italy from Zurich, Switzerland due to the coronavirus pandemic?

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

Is my journey back to Milan from Zurich restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Italy:

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine

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: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Italy was last checked on 6/11/21. 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.

How do I go from Milan to Zurich?

You can travel between Milan and Zurich 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

How far is it from Milan to Zurich?

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

Where do I depart from Milan? Where do I arrive in 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 most often depart from Milan at Milan, Stazione Centrale and arrive in Zurich at Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.
Which travel companies can get me from Milan to Zurich?

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

  • You can travel by plane between Milan and Zurich with Austrian Airlines, and you can find Austrian Airlines Milan to Zurich tickets for $125 (€97) on Omio.
  • You can take a bus from Milan to Zurich with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $33 (€26) with Flixbus from Milan to Zurich.
Is it possible to travel directly from Milan to Zurich?

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

  • You'll find direct buses with Flixbus.

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 between Milan and Zurich.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Milan to Zurich?
Omio customers who travel from Milan to Zurich often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Munich or Basel. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Zurich and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I purchase my Milan to Zurich one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $125 (€97) one way.
  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $33 (€26) 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.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Milan and Zurich?

The cheapest way to go to Zurich from Milan is by taking a bus, which costs on average $33 (€26).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Zurich:

Taking a bus is about $92 (€71) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $125 (€97) for this trip.

What is the quickest way from Milan to Zurich?

The fastest way to get to Zurich from Milan is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 50 min.

Other travel options to Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 3 h 40 min  on average.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Milan
Zurich
Milano - Terminal Bus di Lampugnano
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines M1<br>Bus lines 68
Milano Centrale
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines M1, M2, M3, M5
Milano Porta Garibaldi
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