There are 7 ways to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Zürich by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Milan Linate  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Zurich (ZRH) LIN - ZRH

$90 - $401

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Bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 2 Autostradale
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Malpensa Terminal 2 to Zurich 470

$25 - $41

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Bus, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Linate Airport to P.le Dateo, Via Poma
  2. Take the train from Milano Dateo to Milano Bovisa Fnm
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH

$96 - $305

Train to Lugano, fly  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
  2. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH

$115 - $284

Train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec

$47 - $71

Train via Zug(CH)  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zug(CH) Eurocity
  2. Take the train from Zug to Zürich Stadelhofen 5

$87 - $166

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Zürich 183.6 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Zürich is to bus which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Zürich is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Milan Linate Airport and arriving at Zurich via Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia and Milan, Malpensa Terminal 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 6 min.

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The distance between Milan Linate Airport (LIN) and Zürich is 219 km. The road distance is 293.8 km.

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The best way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 4 h 51 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Zürich, including transfers.

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Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Zürich bus services, operated by Autostradale, depart from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia station.

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The best way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Zürich is to fly which takes 3 h 39 min and costs 75€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 4 h 51 min, you could also bus, which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 6 min.

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Zurich Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Map of how to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 136.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

What companies run services between Milan Linate Airport (LIN), Italy and Zürich, Switzerland?

Lufthansa, Alitalia and seven other airlines fly from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Zürich every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Zürich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 26 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zurich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zurich via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Milan Linate to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zurich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zurich via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$27 - $29
First
$39
Train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zug(CH)
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zug to Zürich Stadelhofen
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Milan Metro
Website
atm-mi.it
Bus from Milan Linate Airport to P.le Dateo, Via Poma
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
atm.it
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autostradale.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Malpensa Terminal 2 to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Zürich is 294 km. It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to drive from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Zürich.

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Air France, easyJet, Iberia and six other airlines offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Zurich Airport.

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