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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 Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:20PMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai4h50 08:10PMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano
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$551One-way
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03:20PMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai4h50 08:10PMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano
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$551One-way
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07:25AMZurich Airport3h55 11:20AMMilan Linate Airport
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$5431One-way
07:25AMZurich Airport3h40 11:05AMMilan Malpensa Airport
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$5681One-way
07:05AMZurich Airport3h10 10:15AMMilan Linate Airport
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$6561One-way

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Sep 19
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Sep 20
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$55Marino Autolinee
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Sep 21
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Sep 22
$67Trenitalia
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Sep 23
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$566Swiss
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Sep 24
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Sep 25
$47Trenitalia
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Sep 26
$67Trenitalia
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Sep 27
$47Trenitalia
$45Marino Autolinee
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Sep 28
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Sep 29
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$475Swiss
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Sep 30
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Oct 1
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Oct 2
$47Trenitalia
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Oct 3
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$193Eurowings
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Oct 4
$47Trenitalia
$50Marino Autolinee
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Oct 5
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Oct 6
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Oct 7
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Oct 8
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Travel Information between Zurich and Milan

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$25 - $132
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $25 (€20) • 4 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $132 (€105) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss, 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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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
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Milan, Italy from Zurich, Switzerland?

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

Is international entry into Milan from Zurich restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Milan, Italy?

The government of Italy has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

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.

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?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

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: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

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.

How do I reach Milan from Zurich?

There are 3 travel options from Zurich to Milan: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel 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 $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.

What is the fastest way to travel to Milan from Zurich?

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.

How far is it from Zurich to Milan?

You should expect to travel around 135 miles (217 km) between Zurich and Milan.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Zurich to Milan?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Milan is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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.

What are the departure and arrival points in Zurich and in Milan?

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

  • Most travelers take a flight from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.
  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Zurich to Milan depart from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai to Milan, Stazione Centrale.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Zurich to Milan depart from Zürich HB to Milano Centrale.
Which travel operators can get me to Milan from Zurich?

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:

  • Travel with Swiss for flights to Milan. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Swiss Zurich to Milan tickets on Omio for $132 (€105).
  • Travel with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. For buses to Milan. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Zurich to Milan tickets on Omio for $25 (€20).
  • Travel with Trenitalia to go to Milan by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Trenitalia Zurich to Milan tickets on Omio for $68 (€54).
Is there a way to travel directly from Zurich to Milan?

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

  • You'll find 12 direct trains per day with Trenitalia.

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.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Zurich to Milan?
Looking to extend your trip from Zurich to Milan? Many Omio customers who go from Zurich to Milan usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Paris or Naples. If you're looking to explore Rome, Paris or Naples from Milan, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I book tickets from Zurich to Milan online for the best deals?

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:

  • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $132 (€105) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket costs $25 (€20) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $68 (€54) one way for this journey.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Milan
Zürich HB
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