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There are 4 ways to get from Lausanne to Milan by train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale Ec

85€ - 160€

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Rideshare  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lausanne to Milan 328.1 km

22€

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 43m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Milan 326.1 km

40€ - 60€

Train, fly  •  3h 8m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN

95€ - 243€

Lausanne to Milan by train

The train journey time between Lausanne and Milan is around 3h 22m and covers a distance of around 307 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 22m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Lausanne to Milan train service departs from Lausanne and arrives in Milano Centrale. Typically 19 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lausanne to Milan train schedules

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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, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Cyprus, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, Israel and United Kingdom

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 and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra and Monaco
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This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican
  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
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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 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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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 metre.

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: 11 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Lausanne to Milan is to rideshare, which costs SFr 24 and takes 4h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Milan is to train and fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 270 and takes 3h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lausanne and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 22m.

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The distance between Lausanne and Milan is 230 km. The road distance is 326.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Milan without a car is to train which takes 3h 22m and costs SFr 95 - SFr 170.

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The train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale takes 3h 22m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Lausanne 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 Lausanne to Milan is 326 km. It takes approximately 3h 43m to drive from Lausanne to Milan.

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  • Distance: 229.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 22m

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale 3 times a day. Tickets cost 85€ - 160€ and the journey takes 3h 22m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
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 Lausanne to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 160€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lausanne to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€
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blablacar.co.uk

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