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Travel Information to Milan from Zurich

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$37 - $80
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $37 (€31) • 3 h 17 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $80 (€66) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss, Marino Autolinee or Trenitalia

Travel 135 miles (217 km) by flight, bus or train from Zurich to 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as $37 (€31). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Swiss, Marino Autolinee or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus 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

Is international travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Milan, Italy allowed?

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?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • 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 1/21/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Milan from Zurich closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

The restriction level for your return to Zurich, Switzerland from Italy is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Zurich from Milan restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 1/20/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zurich from Milan closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Milan from Zurich?

There are 3 ways to travel to Milan from Zurich including taking a flight, bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Milan from Zurich is by taking a train, which costs on average $37 (€31).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Milan:

A train is $43 (€35) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Milan costing on average $80 (€66).

Taking a train is usually $12 (€10) less than taking a bus to Milan, which costs on average $49 (€41) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel between Zurich and Milan?

The fastest way to get to Milan from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 55 min.

Other travel options to Milan can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 30 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 17 min.

How many miles from Zurich to Milan would I travel?

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

How many services a day are there from Zurich to Milan?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Milan is:

  • 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Zurich to 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 who book a plane ticket from Zurich to Milan depart 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 buy a train ticket from Zurich to Milan depart from Zürich HB to Milano Centrale.

Which travel companies can get me 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:

  • 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 $80 (€66).
  • Marino Autolinee can get you to Milan by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Marino Autolinee from Zurich to Milan for $49 (€41) on Omio.
  • 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 $37 (€31).

Is there a way to travel directly from Zurich to Milan?

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

  • You can find 12 direct trains per day to take to Milan with Trenitalia.

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 journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Zurich and Milan ends?

Omio customers who travel from Zurich to Milan often also extend their vacation to go to Rome, Paris or Naples. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Milan and these popular destinations at a great price.

How far in advance should I buy 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 book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing $80 (€66) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing $49 (€41) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $37 (€31) one way.

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.