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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Spiez

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Interlaken Station East

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Train via Rho Fieramilano

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Milan to Lauterbrunnen

Milan to Lauterbrunnen by train

The train journey time between Milan and Lauterbrunnen is around 3h 47m and covers a distance of around 254 km. This includes an average layover time of around 32 min. The fastest train normally takes 3h 35m. Operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Milan to Lauterbrunnen train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Lauterbrunnen. Typically 17 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
3h 14m
Layover time:
32 min
Total time:
3h 47m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
3h 35m
Train distance:
254 km
Trains per week:
17
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 Lauterbrunnen 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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Italy
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Israel, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia, Panama, San Marino, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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

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

The social distance requirement in Lauterbrunnen is 1.5 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: 15 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Lauterbrunnen is to bus which costs €17 - €23 and takes 7h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Lauterbrunnen is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 3h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Lauterbrunnen. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Lauterbrunnen via Spiez and Interlaken Ost. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 54m.

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The distance between Milan and Lauterbrunnen is 160 km. The road distance is 271.3 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Lauterbrunnen without a car is to train which takes 3h 54m and costs €75 - €140.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from Milan to Lauterbrunnen, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Milan to Lauterbrunnen is to train which takes 3h 54m and costs €75 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €17 - €23 and takes 7h 2m.

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Milan to Lauterbrunnen train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, arrive at Spiez station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Lauterbrunnen is 271 km. It takes approximately 3h 21m to drive from Milan to Lauterbrunnen.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Lauterbrunnen.
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  • Distance: 159.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 54m

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

Trenitalia EuroCity operates a train from Milano Centrale to Spiez twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 55 - SFr 130 and the journey takes 2h 33m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Interlaken Station East 3 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 17 - SFr 22 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 130
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 130
Train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Spiez
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 130
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 50 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 130
DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano
Website
delfi.de
Train from Milano Centrale to Spiez
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Spiez
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Interlaken Station East
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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