There are 5 ways to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  1h 29m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH

SFr 73 - SFr 237

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Bus  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Malpensa Airport, Milan to Zurich 470 / ...

SFr 25 - SFr 35

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Train via Lugano  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio S50
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb Ec / ...

SFr 69 - SFr 125

Train  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio S50
  2. Take the train from Mendrisio to Zürich HB 2

SFr 66 - SFr 127

Drive  •  3h 11m

  1. Drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Zürich 276.4 km

SFr 40 - SFr 60

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The cheapest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland is to bus which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 4h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland is to fly which costs 65€ - 230€ and takes 1h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Mendrisio, Lugano and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 22m.

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The distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Switzerland is 135 km. The road distance is 276.4 km.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland without a car is to train via Lugano which takes 4h 22m and costs 65€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 1h 29m to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 station.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland is to fly which takes 1h 29m and costs 65€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train via Lugano, which costs 65€ - 120€ and takes 4h 22m, you could also bus, which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 4h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

Swiss flies from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Zürich 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Zürich via Mendrisio, Lugano, and Zürich HB in around 4h 22m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 310
Train operators
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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
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 Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
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 Milan Malpensa Airport, Milan to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland is 276 km. It takes approximately 3h 11m to drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland.

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Swiss offers flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport.

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