You can get from Milan to Zurich by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||135 miles (217 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$25 - $479|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $25 (€20) • 2 h|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $479 (€383) • 1 h|
|Popular travel companies||Lufthansa Cityline, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Trenitalia|
Travel 135 miles (217 km) by flight, bus or train between Milan and Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $25 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Lufthansa Cityline, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Milan to Zurich.
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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.
Travel between Milan, Italy and Zurich, Switzerland is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.
Conditions of entry into Switzerland:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:
This information was last checked on 9/23/21. 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.
The restriction level for your return to Milan, Italy from Switzerland is: Partially open.
Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open 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 9/25/21. 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.
There are 3 ways to travel to Zurich from Milan including taking a flight, bus or train.
The cheapest way to travel between Milan and Zurich is by taking a bus with an average price of $25 (€20).
This is compared to other travel options to Zurich:
A bus is generally $454 (€363) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $479 (€383) from Milan to Zurich.
Taking a bus is about $43 (€34) less than taking a train, which costs on average $68 (€54) for this route.
The quickest way to travel to Zurich from Milan is by flight, which takes on average 1 h compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, getting to Zurich by bus can take on average 2 h.
In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 17 min.
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 trip between Milan and Zurich as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Milan to Zurich:
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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.
When planning your trip from Milan to Zurich, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy 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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