You can get from Zurich to Milan by train, bus or flight.
To get from Zurich to Milan on Sep 20 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||Flight, bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$25 - $132|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $25 (€20) • 4 h 25 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $132 (€105) • 55 min|
|Popular travel companies||Swiss, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Trenitalia|
Travel 135 miles (217 km) by flight, bus or train between Zurich and Milan. 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 $25 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Swiss, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Zurich to Milan.
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Traveling from Zurich to Milan couldn't be simpler. You could take a comfortable coach ride with Flixbus, catch a Trenitalia express over the mountains to Milano Centrale, or take the fastest option by travelling in style with Swiss Air. Flying takes around an hour, trains about 4 hours, and coaches can actually be faster than trains - so whatever form of transport you prefer, the journey won't take long.
Return trips from Milan to Zurich are also available.
Buses from Zurich to Milan depart numerous times per day. Flixbus is the main company operating on the route, and their buses take 3 hours 40 minutes to reach Milan, starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 8:00 p.m. Other firms running buses to Milan include Baltour and Eurolines, while car pooling services like Bla Bla Car are another excellent option.
Trenitalia offers regular, fast and direct trains from Zurich to Milan, starting at 7:30 a.m. and finishing at 7:45 p.m. Their trains take around 4 hours to make the trip, with no changes required along the way. All trains depart from Zurich Hauptbahnhof.
Flights from Zurich to Milan are offered by Swiss Air. Flights take only 55 minutes, and there are five per day, featuring a range of early morning, mid-morning and evening departure slots, so there should be something to fit into your travel schedule. Most flights from Zurich touch down at Malpensa airport.
Travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Milan, Italy is: Partially open.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.
The government of Italy has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last verified on 9/17/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Zurich to Milan closer to your planned date of departure here.
The current restriction level for returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Italy is: Partially open.
Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
The information above was last checked on 9/13/21. 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 Zurich from Milan here.
There are 3 travel options from Zurich to Milan: flight, bus or train.
The cheapest way to get from Zurich to Milan is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $25 (€20) compared to other travel options to Milan:
Taking a bus is about $107 (€85) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $132 (€105) for this trip.
A bus is generally $43 (€34) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $68 (€54) from Zurich to Milan.
The fastest way from Zurich to Milan is by flight with an average journey time of 55 min.
There are alternative travel options to Milan that can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Milan by bus can take on average 4 h 25 min.
In comparison, getting to Milan by train can take on average 3 h 17 min.
You should expect to travel around 135 miles (217 km) between Zurich and Milan.
The average frequency per day from Zurich to Milan is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Zurich and Milan 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 when traveling from Zurich to Milan:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Zurich to Milan, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available from Zurich to Milan with the following travel companies:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Milan as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Zurich and Milan.
Before traveling from Zurich to Milan, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Zurich to Milan 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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