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There are 4 ways to get from Interlaken to Milan by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the train from Spiez to Milano Centrale Ec

€68 - €127

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken Station East to Milan 417

€18 - €22

2 alternative options

Train via Rho Fieramilano  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from Spiez to Rho-Fiera Milano Ec

€70 - €120

Drive  •  3h 13m

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Milan 261.5 km

€30 - €50

Interlaken to Milan by train

The train journey time between Interlaken and Milan is around 3h 5m and covers a distance of around 240 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 5m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), BLS AG and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Interlaken to Milan train service departs from Interlaken West and arrives in Milano Centrale. Typically 21 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 5m
Fastest train time:
3h 5m
Train distance:
240 km
Trains per week:
21
Cheapest price:
€59
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:34
Last train departs at:
18:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Interlaken to Milan train schedules

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 Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • 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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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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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

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Milan is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Milan 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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Interlaken to Milan is to bus, which costs SFr 19 - SFr 24 and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Interlaken to Milan is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Interlaken station to Milan. However, there are services departing from Interlaken Station East and arriving at via bazzoni, 14 prima di p.za conciliazione via via natta dopo via trenno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Milan. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Milano Centrale via Spiez. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 52m.

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The distance between Interlaken and Milan is 170 km. The road distance is 261.5 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Milan without a car is to train which takes 3h 52m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 140.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from Interlaken to Milan, including transfers.

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Interlaken to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Interlaken Station East.

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Interlaken to Milan train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Spiez station.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Milan is to train which takes 3h 52m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 19 - SFr 24 and takes 5h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Milan.
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  • Distance: 170.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 52m

What companies run services between Interlaken, Switzerland and Milan, Italy?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Spiez to Milano Centrale once daily. Tickets cost €55 - €110 and the journey takes 2h 35m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Interlaken Station East to Milan 4 times a week. Tickets cost €16 - €21 and the journey takes 5h 10m.

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 Spiez to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Spiez to Rho-Fiera Milano
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Interlaken Station East to Milan
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Interlaken to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Milan station.

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Interlaken to Milan train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Milan is 261 km. It takes approximately 3h 13m to drive from Interlaken to Milan.

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