There are 6 ways to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  55 min

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

$70 - $260

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Bus  •  5 h 11 min

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

$21 - $48

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB 12-Y / ...

$84 - $156

Bus, train, line 24 train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Zug 2
  3. Take the line 24 train from Zug to Zürich Flughafen 24 / ...

$90 - $157

Train  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale R28 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec

$54 - $99

Drive  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) 179.2 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to bus which costs 18€ - 45€ and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to fly which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 55 min.

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The distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 203 km. The road distance is 286.7 km.

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It takes approximately 55 min to fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH), including transfers and time at the airport.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Zurich Airport (ZRH). However, there are services departing from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 and arriving at Zürich Flughafen via Milano Centrale and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 31 min.

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There are 463+ hotels available in Zurich Airport (ZRH). Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) train services, operated by Trenord, arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Map of how to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Zurich Airport (ZRH).
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  • Distance: 126.9 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

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

Swiss flies from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) 5 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zug
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zug to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
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
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
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 - $27
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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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