There are 5 ways to get from Milan to Airolo by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Bellinzona to Airolo 61-Y / ...

$61 - $105

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Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Milano Famagosta to Bellinzona Castione
  2. Take the bus from Castione, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione 191

$33 - $48

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Train via Lugano  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo 61-Y / ...

$61 - $106

Bus Eurolines CH  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Lampugnano Station to Bellinzona
  2. Take the bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione 191

$43 - $61

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Airolo 102.3 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Airolo is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 1 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Airolo is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 1 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Airolo. However, there are services departing from Milano Famagosta and arriving at Airolo, Stazione via Castione, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

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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 3 h 9 min.

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The distance between Milan and Airolo is 127 km. The road distance is 163.7 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Airolo without a car is to train which takes 3 h 9 min and costs 50€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to get from Milan to Airolo, including transfers.

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Milan to Airolo bus services, operated by Autolinee Gambioli, depart from Milano Famagosta station.

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

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The best way to get from Milan to Airolo is to train which takes 3 h 9 min and costs 50€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 3 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Airolo.
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  • Distance: 79.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 9 min

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

You can take a train from Milan to Airolo via Bellinzona in around 3 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Airolo via Bellinzona Castione and Castione, Stazione in around 3 h 33 min.

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.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $45
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 Bellinzona to Airolo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Milano Famagosta to Bellinzona Castione
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Castione, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milan Lampugnano Station to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Milan to Airolo bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Airolo, Stazione station.

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Milan to Airolo train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Airolo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Airolo is 164 km. It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to drive from Milan to Airolo.

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There are 162+ hotels available in Airolo. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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