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

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Fly  •  1 h 30 min

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

$85 - $274

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Malpensa Airport, Malpensa Terminal 2 to Zurich 470

$20 - $32

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...

$77 - $138

Bus Autolinee Ventre  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiasso to Zürich

$35 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Zürich 172.7 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland is to bus which costs 17€ - 28€ and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland is to fly which costs 70€ - 240€ and takes 1 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 and arriving at Zürich via Chiasso. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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The distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Switzerland is 135 km. The road distance is 276.3 km.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 h 16 min and costs 65€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland bus services, operated by Autolinee Ventre, depart from Chiasso station.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland is to fly which takes 1 h 30 min and costs 70€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 28€ and takes 5 h 26 min.

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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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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland bus services, operated by Autolinee Ventre, arrive at Zürich station.

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Map of how to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 84.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

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, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Zürich twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
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 Airport, Malpensa Terminal 2 to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Chiasso to Zürich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
ventrebus.com

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