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There are 8 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.

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Train  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...

$21 - $90

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Bus FlixBus  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Zurich 421 / ...

$12 - $29

6 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Lampugnano Station to Zurich

$29 - $42

Rideshare  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Zurich 178.3 miles

$21

Drive  •  3h 13m

  1. Drive from Milan to Zürich 179.1 miles

$40 - $65

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  3h 7m

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

$94 - $296

Train to Lugano, fly  •  4h 10m

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

$111 - $275

Fly from Milan Linate  •  5h 59m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Zurich (ZRH) LIN - ZRH

$88 - $402

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Zürich is to bus which costs 10€ - 26€ and takes 5h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Zürich is to fly which costs 80€ - 260€ and takes 3h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Zürich. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Zurich via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 3m.

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The distance between Milan and Zürich is 217 km. The road distance is 286.6 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 4h 3m and costs 19€ - 80€.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB takes 4h 3m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Milan to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan, Milan station.

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

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The best way to get from Milan to Zürich is to train which takes 4h 3m and costs 19€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 26€ and takes 5h 18m, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 260€ and takes 3h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 135.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 3m

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

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Milan to Zürich hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $90 and the journey takes 4h 3m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Zürich hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 4h 15m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Milan Linate to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zurich via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Milan Linate to Zurich via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zurich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$21 - $90
First
$55 - $140
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$26 - $28
First
$38
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Zürich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $32
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eurolines.ch
Bus from Milan Lampugnano Station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Zurigo
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Website
Marino Autolinee
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Milan to Zürich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
$21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Milan to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Milan to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Zürich is 287 km. It takes approximately 3h 13m to drive from Milan to Zürich.

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Swiss offers flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 522+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Milan and Zürich. 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 Malpensa Airport is to train which takes 37m and costs 10€ - 14€.

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