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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Bellinzona to Airolo 61-Y / ...

$68 - $97

Cheapest option

Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Milano Famagosta to Bellinzona Castione
  2. Take the bus from Castione, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione 191

$38 - $57

2 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Lampugnano Station to Bellinzona
  2. Take the bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione 191

$47 - $70

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Swiss Alps 111.2 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Swiss Alps. However, there are services departing from Milano Famagosta and arriving at Gotthard Passhöhe via Castione, Stazione and Airolo, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 53 min.

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The distance between Milan and Swiss Alps is 131 km. The road distance is 177.9 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Swiss Alps without a car is to train which takes 4 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Milan to Swiss Alps, including transfers.

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Milan to Swiss Alps bus services, operated by Autolinee Gambioli, depart from Milano Famagosta station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Swiss Alps is to train which takes 4 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 53 min.

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Milan to Swiss Alps bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Airolo, Stazione station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Swiss Alps is 178 km. It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to drive from Milan to Swiss Alps.

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There are 152+ hotels available in Swiss Alps. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Swiss Alps.
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  • Distance: 81.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Swiss Alps, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Milan to Swiss Alps via Bellinzona, Airolo, and Airolo, Stazione in around 4 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Swiss Alps via Bellinzona Castione, Castione, Stazione, and Airolo, Stazione in around 4 h 53 min.

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 Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $37
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$35 - $37
First
$56
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 Bellinzona to Airolo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Milano Famagosta to Bellinzona Castione
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Castione, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milan Lampugnano Station to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Book at
eurolines.ch

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