There are 7 ways to get from Milan to Zürich 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 26 min

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

$45 - $65

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Zurich 178.3 miles

$22

5 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Famagosta to Zürich

$26 - $40

Train via Zug(CH)  •  5 h 51 min

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

$81 - $147

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Zürich 179.1 miles

$40 - $65

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH

$94 - $297

Train to Lugano, fly  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
  2. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH

$111 - $289

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Zürich is to fly which takes 3 h 6 min and costs 80€ - 260€.

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The distance between Milan and Zürich is 217 km. The road distance is 287 km.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb takes 3 h 26 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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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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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Zuerich Hb. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 26 min.

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What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Zürich, 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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
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
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $45
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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