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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin to Chiasso by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Milan Bergamo (BGY)
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso

Fly to Milan Linate, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Milan Linate (LIN)
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso

Fly to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Chiasso

Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Chiasso

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Olten
  2. Take the bus from Olten Station to Chiasso

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Milan

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Hbf to Zuerich Hb
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Chiasso

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Chiasso

Berlin to Chiasso by train

The train journey time between Berlin and Chiasso is around 12h 10m and covers a distance of around 1189 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 36m. The fastest train normally takes 11h. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr AG, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Berlin to Chiasso train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Chiasso. Typically 43 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
10h 33m
Layover time:
1h 36m
Total time:
12h 10m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
11h
Train distance:
1189 km
Trains per week:
43
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
62 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:30
Last train departs at:
16:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Chiasso train schedules

Germany → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Germany

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Chiasso is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Chiasso is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Chiasso is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 20 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Chiasso is to fly and train which costs €30 - €130 and takes 6h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Chiasso is to fly and train which costs €30 - €130 and takes 6h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Chiasso. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Chiasso via Basel SBB and Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 49m.

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The distance between Berlin and Chiasso is 809 km. The road distance is 981.7 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Chiasso without a car is to train which takes 11h 49m and costs €210 - €340.

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It takes approximately 6h 2m to get from Berlin to Chiasso, including transfers.

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Berlin to Chiasso train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Chiasso is to train which takes 11h 49m and costs €210 - €340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €85 - €150 and takes 18h 1m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Berlin to Chiasso train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Chiasso station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Chiasso.
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  • Distance: 808.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 2m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Chiasso, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Chiasso via Basel SBB and Zuerich Hb in around 11h 49m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Milan 5 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 55 - SFr 70 and the journey takes 15h 55m. FlixBus-de also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 350
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 220
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 220
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 220
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 130
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 150
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 490
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 410
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 410
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 460
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 750
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 450
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 490
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 28
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 220
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Olten
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 230
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 38
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 32
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Olten Station to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 21
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Milan
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Chiasso is 982 km. It takes approximately 8h 46m to drive from Berlin to Chiasso.

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