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There are 3 ways to get from Milan to Mendrisio by train, bus or car

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Train  •  58 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Mendrisio Re

SFr 24 - SFr 45

2 alternative options

Train, line 2 bus  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Chiasso S11
  2. Take the line 2 bus from Chiasso, Stazione to Mendrisio, Autosilo 2 / ...

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Mendrisio 60 km

SFr 7 - SFr 11

Milan to Mendrisio by train

The train journey time between Milan and Mendrisio is around 58 min and covers a distance of around 58 km. The fastest train normally takes 58 min. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Milan to Mendrisio train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Mendrisio. Typically 112 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan to Mendrisio train schedules

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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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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
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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

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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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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 Mendrisio is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Mendrisio 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: 9 May 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 Mendrisio is to drive which costs 6€ - 10€ and takes 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Mendrisio is to drive which costs 6€ - 10€ and takes 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Mendrisio. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 58 min.

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The distance between Milan and Mendrisio is 48 km. The road distance is 60 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Mendrisio without a car is to train which takes 58 min and costs 22€ - 40€.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Mendrisio takes 58 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Milan to Mendrisio train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Milano Centrale station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Mendrisio is 60 km. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Milan to Mendrisio.

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There are 644+ hotels available in Mendrisio. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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  • Distance: 47.9 km
  • Duration: 58 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Milano Centrale to Mendrisio hourly. Tickets cost SFr 24 - SFr 45 and the journey takes 58 min.

Train operators
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 Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 6
Website
Trenord
Bus operators
Autolinea Mendrisiense SA
Phone
091 683 33 86
Website
amsa.ch
Bus from Chiasso, Stazione to Mendrisio, Autosilo
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Autolinea Mendrisiense SA

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