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There are 4 ways to get from Milan to Airolo by train or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
  2. Take the train from Bellinzona to Airolo

Train via Locarno

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Tenero
  2. Take the train from Tenero to Airolo

Train via Locarno #2

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Tenero
  2. Take the train from Tenero to Airolo

Drive

  1. Drive from Milan to Airolo
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International entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • There are no current restrictions
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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Airolo is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Airolo is subject to regional advice.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, returning to Italy from Switzerland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 6 Nov 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Airolo is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 1h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Airolo is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 1h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Airolo. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Airolo via Bellinzona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 1m.

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It is 127 km from Milan to Airolo. It is approximately 160.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Milan to Airolo without a car is to train which takes 3h 1m and costs €50 - €130.

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It takes approximately 3h 1m to get from Milan to Airolo, including transfers.

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Milan to Airolo train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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Milan to Airolo train services, operated by Südostbahn, arrive at Airolo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Airolo is 161 km. It takes approximately 1h 42m to drive from Milan to Airolo.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Airolo. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Airolo.
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  • Distance: 126.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 1m

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

You can take a train from Milan to Airolo via Bellinzona in around 3h 1m.

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 Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 27 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Tenero to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Bellinzona to Airolo
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Tenero
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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