There are 7 ways to get from Milan to Switzerland by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec

$54 - $77

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Lucerne Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Lucerne to Zurich Ouibus

$15 - $33

5 alternative options

Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Famagosta to Zürich

$26 - $40

Train via Zug(CH)  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zug(CH) Eurocity
  2. Take the train from Zug to Zürich Stadelhofen 5

$83 - $142

Rideshare  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Zurich 178.3 miles

$22

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Zürich 179.1 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA

$33 - $194

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Switzerland is to rideshare which costs 19€ and takes 3 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Switzerland is to fly which costs 27€ - 170€ and takes 2 h 25 min.

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The distance between Milan and Switzerland is 166 km. The road distance is 286.6 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Milan to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Famagosta and arriving at Zürich. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Switzerland?

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Milan to Zürich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 26 min. Alternatively, Autolinee Gambioli operates a bus from Milan to Zürich once a week. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zug(CH)
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zug to Zürich Stadelhofen
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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 Famagosta to Zürich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Milan to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lucerne to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Mailand Lampugnano to Luzern Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
globtour.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Book at
eurolines.ch
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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