How to travel from Zurich to Milan

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from Zurich to Milan

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

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The best way to travel from Zurich to Milan is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Zürich Hbf
01:50PMMilan Centrale
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Calanda Viaggi
Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
07:15PMMilano, Molino Dorino
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Zurich Airport (ZRH)
09:55AMMilan Malpensa Airport (MXP)
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Zürich Hbf
12:50PMMilan Centrale
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Zürich Hbf
02:50PMMilan Centrale
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Zürich Hbf
11:50AMMilan Centrale
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Zurich Airport (ZRH)
07:50PMMilan Malpensa Airport (MXP)
1 transfer
Zurich Airport (ZRH)
02:15PMMilan Malpensa Airport (MXP)
1 transfer
Zurich Airport (ZRH)
09:15AMMilan Malpensa Airport (MXP)
1 transfer

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Travel Information from Zurich to Milan

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, train or flight
priceTicket price range$38 - $136
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $38 (€33) • 4 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $136 (€119) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar, LAER or Trenitalia

Travel 135 miles (217 km) by bus, train or flight to Milan from Zurich. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar, LAER or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Zurich to Milan.

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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All travel companies: Airlines, Train and Bus from Zurich to Milan

Travel on FlixBus, Marino Autolinee and Trenitalia travel between Zurich and Milan at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

SBB is Switzerland's main train company and for your next travel trip between Zurich and Milan, SBB offers these ticket types: Round-trip Standard Ticket or First Class.

    Alsa is the main travel company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK travel company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on travel journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal travel with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe travel like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

      Germany's largest airline is Lufthansa. Fly between Zurich and Milan and book your most convinient travel ticket from Lufthansa's many ticket options including: Economy Light, Economy Classic, Economy Flex, Business Class and First Class.

        FAQs: Travel from Zurich to Milan

        FAQs: Travel to Milan easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Zurich to Milan.

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

        The cheapest way to go to Milan from Zurich is by taking a bus, which costs on average $38 (€33).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Zurich to Milan:

        Taking a bus costs $98 (€86) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $136 (€119).

        Taking a bus costs $36 (€31) less than taking a train, which costs on average $73 (€64) for the same trip.

        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 take longer:

        Bus takes on average 4 h 25 min.

        Train takes 3 h 17 min on average.

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

        The average frequency per day from Zurich to Milan is:

        • 10 buses per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Milan from Zurich as scheduled services by bus, train or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

        • Most travelers take a bus from Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) to Milano, Milan Linate Airport.
        • Most travelers take a flight from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.
        • Most travelers catch their train from Zürich Hbf and arrive in Milan Centrale.

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

        • You can travel from Zurich to Milan by bus with BlaBlaCar, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Marino Autolinee, FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, Calanda Viaggi, Croatia Bus d. O. O. Eurolines Switzerland, Alsa or Student Agency. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $21 (€18) with Student Agency from Zurich to Milan.
        • You can go to Milan from Zurich by plane with LAER, SWISS, Eurowings, Air Baltic, Vueling Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa Cityline (2) or Edelweiss Air. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $136 (€119) with Vueling Airlines from Zurich to Milan on Omio.
        • You can go to Milan from Zurich by train with Trenitalia or SBB. You'll see cheap train tickets for $73 (€64) with Trenitalia from Zurich to Milan on Omio.

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

        • Take a direct bus with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Marino Autolinee or Calanda Viaggi.
        • Take a direct flight with LAER or SWISS.
        • Direct services by train 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 to Milan from Zurich.

        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 Paris, Rome, Venice, Florence or Como, 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!
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