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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.