How to travel from Zurich to Milan

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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 Dec 08 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:20PMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai5h00 08:20PMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano
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03:20PMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai5h00 08:20PMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano
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07:33AMZürich HB3h17 10:50AMMilan Centrale
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05:33PMZürich HB3h17 08:50PMMilan Centrale
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03:33PMZürich HB3h17 06:50PMMilan Centrale
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Travel Information to Milan from Zurich

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $140
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $22 (€20) • 4 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $140 (€127) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Vueling or Trenitalia

Travel 135 miles (217 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Zurich to Milan. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Vueling 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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Zurich to Milan

Travel Tips: 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.
FAQs

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Milan, Italy is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Italy?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Milan from Zurich?

Conditions of entry into Italy:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Milan, Italy?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Italy has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Zurich and Milan.

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

Is my journey back to Zurich from Milan restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 11/6/22. 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.

You can travel to Milan from Zurich 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Zurich to Milan is by taking a bus with an average price of $22 (€20).

This is compared to other travel options to Milan:

Taking a bus is usually $118 (€107) less than taking a flight to Milan, which costs on average $140 (€127) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $62 (€56) less than taking a train, which costs on average $84 (€76) for this journey.

The quickest way to travel between Zurich and Milan is by flight, which takes on average 55 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 25 min   of travel time.

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

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

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Milan is:

  • 10 buses a day.
  • 13 trains a day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) and tend to arrive in Milan, Stazione Centrale.
  • Flights from Zurich to Milan most often leave from Zurich Airport and arrive in Milan Malpensa Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Zürich HB and arrive in Milano Centrale.

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:

  • STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Can take you to Milan by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Zurich to Milan for $22 (€20).
  • Travel with Vueling for flights to Milan. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Vueling Zurich to Milan tickets on Omio for $140 (€127).
  • Trenitalia can take you to Milan by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Trenitalia from Zurich to Milan for $84 (€76).

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

  • You can find around 7 direct trains per day and travel 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 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!

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 bus ticket costs $22 (€20) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket costs $140 (€127) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket costs $84 (€76) one way on average for this route.

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.

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