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There are 4 ways to get from Gordola to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) by train, night bus, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train

  1. Take the train from Gordola to Mendrisio
  2. Take the train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T2

Cheapest option

Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Lugano to Milan

2 alternative options

Drive

  1. Drive from Gordola to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Gordola to Milan Malpensa Airport

Gordola to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) by train

The train journey time between Gordola and Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is around 2h 28m and covers a distance of around 106 km. This includes an average layover time of around 33 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 10m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and Trenord, the Gordola to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) train service departs from Gordola and arrives in Malpensa Aeroporto T2. Typically 112 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:
1h 54m
Layover time:
33 min
Total time:
2h 28m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 10m
Train distance:
106 km
Trains per week:
112
Cheapest price:
€42
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:31
Last train departs at:
23:31

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gordola to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) train schedules

Trains departing Friday, October 22, 2021

Switzerland → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • 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
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Israel, Martinique, Monaco, Réunion, Svalbard and Jan Mayen and United Kingdom
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • COVID-19 testing required within 72 hours from entering the country
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals who have visited Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States in the last 14 days
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra and Monaco
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test within 2 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Aruba, Dominican Republic, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles

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Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Switzerland

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Switzerland.

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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
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

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

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Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gordola to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is to drive which costs SFr 13 - SFr 20 and takes 1h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Gordola to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is to drive which costs SFr 13 - SFr 20 and takes 1h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gordola to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). However, there are services departing from Gordola and arriving at Malpensa Aeroporto T2 via Mendrisio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 15m.

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The distance between Gordola and Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is 63 km. The road distance is 98.8 km.

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The best way to get from Gordola to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) without a car is to train which takes 2h 15m and costs SFr 26 - SFr 45.

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It takes approximately 2h 15m to get from Gordola to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), including transfers.

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Gordola to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Gordola station.

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Gordola to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Malpensa Aeroporto T2 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gordola to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is 99 km. It takes approximately 1h 17m to drive from Gordola to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP).

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Map of how to get from Gordola to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP).
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  • Distance: 62.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 15m

What companies run services between Gordola, Switzerland and Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), Italy?

You can take a train from Gordola to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) via Mendrisio in around 2h 15m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a vehicle from Lugano to Milan 5 times a week. Tickets cost €7 - €9 and the journey takes 1h 30m.

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 Gordola to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T2
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €40
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 Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €6
Website
Trenord
Bus operators
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.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Lugano to Milan
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €9
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
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Gordola to Milan Malpensa Airport

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