There are 4 ways to get from Milan to Riva San Vitale by train, bus or car

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Train Trenitalia  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso Regional-Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Chiasso to Mendrisio 40 / ...

$17 - $39

Cheapest option

Train Trenord  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Porto Ceresio Re_5

$11 - $29

2 alternative options

Train, line 2 bus  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Sesto S. Giovanni to Chiasso S 83153 / ...
  2. Take the line 2 bus from Chiasso, Stazione to Mendrisio, Stazione 2 / ...

$13 - $26

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Riva San Vitale 39.9 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Riva San Vitale is to drive which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Riva San Vitale is to drive which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Riva San Vitale. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Capolago-Riva S. Vitale via Chiasso and Mendrisio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 18 min.

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The distance between Milan and Riva San Vitale is 52 km. The road distance is 63.9 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Riva San Vitale without a car is to train which takes 1 h 18 min and costs 14€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 18 min to get from Milan to Riva San Vitale, including transfers.

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Milan to Riva San Vitale train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Riva San Vitale is 64 km. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Milan to Riva San Vitale.

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There are 2881+ hotels available in Riva San Vitale. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Riva San Vitale.
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  • Distance: 32.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 18 min

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Riva San Vitale, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Milan to Riva San Vitale via Chiasso and Mendrisio in around 1 h 18 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia

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 Chiasso
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$6 - $18
First
$9 - $21
Train from Sesto S. Giovanni to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $11
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 Chiasso to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Chiasso to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Porto Ceresio
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $22
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Sesto S.Giovanni to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Schedules at
trenord.it
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Chiasso, Stazione to Mendrisio, Stazione
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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