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from Zurich to Milan

You can get from Zurich to Milan by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Zurich to Milan on Jun 15 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:05AMZürich HB4h12 02:17PMMilan Centrale
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$971One-way
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10:05AMZürich HB4h12 02:17PMMilan Centrale
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$971One-way
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09:33AMZürich HB4h44 02:17PMMilan Centrale
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09:05AMZürich HB5h12 02:17PMMilan Centrale
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08:33AMZürich HB5h44 02:17PMMilan Centrale
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Mon
Jun 14
$32Flixbus
$377Austrian Airlines
Tue
Jun 15
$32Flixbus
$477Austrian Airlines
Wed
Jun 16
$32Flixbus
$307Austrian Airlines
Thu
Jun 17
$32Flixbus
$477Austrian Airlines
Fri
Jun 18
$32Croatia Bus d.o.o.
$477Swiss
Sat
Jun 19
$24Flixbus
$477Austrian Airlines
Sun
Jun 20
$24Flixbus
$477Austrian Airlines
Mon
Jun 21
$32Flixbus
$277Austrian Airlines
Tue
Jun 22
$32Croatia Bus d.o.o.
$477Austrian Airlines
Wed
Jun 23
$103Calanda Viaggi
$277Austrian Airlines
Thu
Jun 24
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$431Lufthansa
Fri
Jun 25
$24Flixbus
$319Lufthansa
Sat
Jun 26
$26STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$477Austrian Airlines
Sun
Jun 27
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$431Lufthansa
Mon
Jun 28
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$277Austrian Airlines
Tue
Jun 29
$28Flixbus
$477Austrian Airlines
Wed
Jun 30
$28Flixbus
$277Austrian Airlines
Thu
Jul 1
$28Flixbus
$497Swiss
Fri
Jul 2
$32Croatia Bus d.o.o.
$488Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Jul 3
$26STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$477Austrian Airlines
Sun
Jul 4
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$497Swiss
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Travel from Zurich to Milan: Journey Details

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.

How to get from Zürich to Milan

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Zürich to Milan, 89,27% 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 Zürich to Milan 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 Zurich to Milan

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.

Trains from Zurich to Milan

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

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.

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

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

Can I enter Italy if coming from Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

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

What measures do I need to follow in Milan, Italy due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Italy 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 6/11/21; 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 from Zurich to Milan.

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

The current restriction level for returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Italy is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Zurich, Switzerland from Milan, Italy?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Zurich from Milan?

  • 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)

Which rules do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 6/13/21. 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.

How do I travel from Zurich to Milan?

There are 3 ways to get from Zurich to Milan: bus, flight or train.

What is the distance from Zurich to Milan?

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

When traveling from Zurich to Milan, where do I depart from Zurich and where do I arrive in Milan?

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

  • Flights from Zurich to Milan most often leave from Zurich Airport and arrive in Milan Malpensa Airport.
  • Buses mostly leave from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and tend to arrive in Milan, Stazione Centrale.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Zurich to Milan?

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

  • You can travel between Zurich and Milan by flight with Vueling. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $149 (€116) with Vueling from Zurich to Milan.
  • You can travel by bus from Zurich to Milan with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Zurich to Milan tickets for $38 (€30) on Omio.
Can I travel directly between Zurich and Milan?

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

  • You'll find direct bus services to Milan with Flixbus.

Direct services to Milan 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.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Zurich to Milan?
Many of our customers traveling from Zurich to Milan don't make Milan their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Milan are Rome, Paris or Naples, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Milan to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book my Zurich to Milan one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost $149 (€116) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets cost $38 (€30) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Zurich to Milan online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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

The cheapest way to get from Zurich to Milan is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $38 (€30) compared to other travel options to Milan:

A bus is $111 (€86) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Milan costing on average $149 (€116).

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

The fastest way from Zurich to Milan is by bus with an average journey time of 3 h 40 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 3 h 40 min.

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