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There are 4 ways to get from Milan to Grindelwald by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Spiez Ec

SFr 67 - SFr 155

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Interlaken Station East 417

SFr 20 - SFr 25

2 alternative options

Train via Rho Fieramilano  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Spiez Ec

SFr 68 - SFr 153

Drive  •  3h 29m

  1. Drive from Milan to Grindelwald 278.8 km

SFr 35 - SFr 55

Milan to Grindelwald by train

The train journey time between Milan and Grindelwald is around 3h 59m and covers a distance of around 261 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 49m. Operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), BLS AG and others, the Milan to Grindelwald train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Grindelwald. Typically 21 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 59m
Fastest train time:
3h 49m
Trains per week:
21
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:20
Last train departs at:
18:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan to Grindelwald train schedules

Italy → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Italy

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

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Campania, Apulia in Italy
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, India, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Grindelwald is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Grindelwald is 2 metres.

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

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Switzerland.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Milan to Grindelwald is to bus, which costs 18€ - 23€ and takes 7h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Grindelwald is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Grindelwald. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Grindelwald via Spiez and Interlaken Ost. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 9m.

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The distance between Milan and Grindelwald is 157 km. The road distance is 278.8 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Grindelwald without a car is to train which takes 4h 9m and costs 60€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4h 9m to get from Milan to Grindelwald, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Milan to Grindelwald is to train which takes 4h 9m and costs 60€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 23€ and takes 7h 16m.

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Milan to Grindelwald train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Spiez station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Grindelwald is 279 km. It takes approximately 3h 29m to drive from Milan to Grindelwald.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Grindelwald.
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  • Distance: 156.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 9m

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

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Milano Centrale to Spiez twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 55 - SFr 140 and the journey takes 2h 33m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Interlaken Station East 4 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 18 - SFr 23 and the journey takes 5h 5m.

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 Spiez
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 80
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Spiez
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 130
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 130
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 to Interlaken Station East
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 23
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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