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There are 4 ways to get from Milan to Thun by train or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Thun

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Train via Domodossola

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Domodossola
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Thun

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Train via Brig

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig
  2. Take the train from Brig to Thun

Drive

  1. Drive from Milan to Thun

Milan to Thun by train

The train journey time between Milan and Thun is around 2h 46m and covers a distance of around 235 km. Operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, the Milan to Thun train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Thun. Typically 29 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

29 Weekly Trains
2h 46m Average Duration
SFr 55 Cheapest Price
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Italy → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Regional advice

Regional advice

Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • 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 Thun is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Thun is 1.5 metres.

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

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 9 May 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Thun is to drive which costs €40 - €60 and takes 3h 32m.

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The fastest way to get from Milan to Thun is to train. Taking this option will cost €50 - €130 and takes 2h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Thun. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 46m.

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The distance between Milan and Thun is 187 km. The road distance is 289.6 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Thun without a car is to train which takes 2h 46m and costs €50 - €130.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Thun takes 2h 46m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Milan to Thun train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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Milan to Thun train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, arrive at Thun station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Thun is 290 km. It takes approximately 3h 32m to drive from Milan to Thun.

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  • Distance: 187.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 46m

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

Trenitalia EuroCity operates a train from Milano Centrale to Thun 4 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 55 - SFr 130 and the journey takes 2h 46m.

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 Thun
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 130
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 95 - SFr 130
Train from Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 100
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 55
1st Class
SFr 75 - SFr 100
Train from Brig to Thun
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 65
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 24 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Train from Domodossola to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 85
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
1st Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
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 Brig to Thun
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Domodossola to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Brig to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 18
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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 Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 11
Website
Trenord

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