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There are 5 ways to get from Milan to Gstaad by train, car or plane

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Train via Spiez  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Spiez Ec

SFr 64 - SFr 145

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Train  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Montreux Ec
  2. Take the train from Montreux to Gstaad Pe

Train #2  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Montreux Ec
  2. Take the train from Montreux to Gstaad Pe

Drive  •  3h 58m

  1. Drive from Milan to Gstaad 327.6 km

SFr 40 - SFr 65

Fly, train  •  6h 11m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Montreux
  3. Take the train from Montreux to Gstaad

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International entry into Switzerland from Italy

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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Marche, Apulia, Tuscany and Veneto 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
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Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
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  • 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
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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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 Gstaad is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Gstaad 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.

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Last updated: 2 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Gstaad is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3h 58m.

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The fastest way to get from Milan to Gstaad is to drive. Taking this option will cost 40€ - 60€ and takes 3h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Gstaad. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Gstaad via Spiez and Zweisimmen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 42m.

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The distance between Milan and Gstaad is 185 km. The road distance is 327.6 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Gstaad without a car is to train via Spiez which takes 4h 42m and costs 55€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m to get from Milan to Gstaad, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Gstaad is 328 km. It takes approximately 3h 58m to drive from Milan to Gstaad.

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  • Distance: 185.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 42m

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

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Milano Centrale to Spiez once daily. Tickets cost SFr 55 - SFr 140 and the journey takes 2h 33m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 420
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
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 80
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Train from Milano Centrale to Montreux
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 160
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 65 - SFr 95
1st Class
SFr 120 - SFr 160
MOB
Phone
+41 21 989 81 90
Website
mob.ch
Train from Montreux to Gstaad
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
MOB
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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 Milano Centrale to Montreux
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 160
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 157+ hotels available in Gstaad. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 20 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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