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There are 6 ways to get from Milan to Rorschach by train, bus, car, plane or ferry

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Train  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Chiasso to Arth-Goldau Ec
  3. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to St. Gallen Ir

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Bus via Como  •  9h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Como Grandate to Rorschach

4 alternative options

Bus  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from Milan to St. Gallen

Drive  •  3h 26m

  1. Drive from Milan to Rorschach 310.1 km

Fly Milan Malpensa to Zurich, train  •  4h 7m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to St. Gallen

Fly Milan Linate to Friedrichshafen, ferry  •  7h 40m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) LIN - FDH
  2. Take the ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai

Milan to Rorschach by train

The train journey time between Milan and Rorschach is around 5h 42m and covers a distance of around 321 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 26m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Fn, Trenitalia EuroCity and others, the Milan to Rorschach train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Rorschach Stadt. Typically 117 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

117 Weekly Trains
5h 42m Average Duration
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rorschach is subject to regional advice.

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

No, returning to Italy from Switzerland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 3 Aug 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Rorschach is to bus via Como which costs €19 - €28 and takes 9h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Rorschach is to drive which costs €60 - €90 and takes 3h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Rorschach. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Rorschach, Signalstrasse via Milan and St. Gallen, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Rorschach. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Rorschach Stadt via Chiasso, Arth-Goldau and St. Gallen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 42m.

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The distance between Milan and Rorschach is 225 km. The road distance is 310.1 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Rorschach without a car is to train which takes 5h 42m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 42m to get from Milan to Rorschach, including transfers.

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Milan to Rorschach bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, depart from Milan station.

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

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The best way to get from Milan to Rorschach is to train which takes 5h 42m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €65 and takes 8h.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Rorschach.
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  • Distance: 225.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 42m

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

You can take a train from Milan to Rorschach via Chiasso, Arth-Goldau, and St. Gallen in around 5h 42m. Alternatively, Autokar Polska operates a bus from Milan to St. Gallen once a week. Tickets cost SFr 35 - SFr 50 and the journey takes 5h 47m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 400
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 60
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 Chiasso
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chiasso to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Fn
Website
ferrovienord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
ferrovienord.it
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 Chiasso
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 55
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 26
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Train from Chiasso to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 65
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 29 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Zürich Flughafen to St. Gallen(CH)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Milan to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Como Grandate to Rorschach
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
Ferry operators
BSB Ferries
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 3640-0
Email
info@bsb.de
Website
bsb.de
Ferry from Friedrichshafen Autoquai to Romanshorn Autoquai
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 10
Website
BSB Ferries
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SBS Schifffahrt AG
Phone
+41 71 466 78 88
Email
info@sbsag.ch
Website
sbsag.ch
Ferry from Friedrichshafen Faehre to Romanshorn Autoquai
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
SBS Schifffahrt AG

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Milan to Rorschach bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at St. Gallen station.

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Milan to Rorschach train services, operated by Südostbahn, arrive at St. Gallen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Rorschach is 310 km. It takes approximately 3h 26m to drive from Milan to Rorschach.

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Ethiopian Airlines and Swiss offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 136+ hotels available in Rorschach. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs €11 - €16.

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