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.

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Train  •  3h 44m

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

SFr 72 - SFr 164

Cheapest option

Bus via Como  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Como Grandate to Zürich

SFr 16 - SFr 23

5 alternative options

Train via Como  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso Re_10
  2. Take the train from Chiasso to Zuerich Hb Ec / ...

SFr 71 - SFr 127

Bus  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Zurich 024 / ...

SFr 18 - SFr 38

Rideshare  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Zurich 285.4 km

SFr 20

Drive  •  3h 12m

  1. Drive from Milan to Zürich 286.9 km

SFr 40 - SFr 60

Fly  •  2h 31m

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

SFr 86 - SFr 370

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Switzerland is to bus via Como which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 6h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Switzerland is to fly which costs 75€ - 350€ and takes 2h 31m.

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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 3h 44m.

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The distance between Milan and Switzerland is 166 km. The road distance is 286.9 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs 65€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 3h 44m to get from Milan to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Milan to Switzerland train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Switzerland is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs 65€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 35€ and takes 5h 30m, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 350€ and takes 2h 31m.

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Milan to Switzerland train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 165.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 44m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Switzerland?

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb every 4 hours. Tickets cost SFr 60 - SFr 150 and the journey takes 3h 40m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan, Milan to Zurich 3 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 17 - SFr 21 and the journey takes 4h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
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 Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 150
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 150
Train from Chiasso to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 130
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 50 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 130
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 Centrale to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 6
Website
Trenord
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 Chiasso to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Milan to Zürich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 20
Website
Marino Autolinee
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 14
Website
RegioJet
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Como Grandate to Zürich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 18
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Switzerland is 287 km. It takes approximately 3h 12m to drive from Milan to Switzerland.

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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 491+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Milan and Switzerland. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 18 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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