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There are 2 ways to get from Milan to Zermatt by train or car

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  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig
  2. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt

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  1. Drive from Milan to Zermatt

Milan to Zermatt by train

The train journey time between Milan and Zermatt is around 4h 7m and covers a distance of around 205 km. This includes an average layover time of around 53 min. Operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn and others, the Milan to Zermatt train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Zermatt. Typically 61 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

61 Weekly Trains
4h 7m Average Duration
SFr 80 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Zermatt is to drive which costs €45 - €75 and takes 3h 31m.

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The fastest way to get from Milan to Zermatt is to drive. Taking this option will cost €45 - €75 and takes 3h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Zermatt via Brig Bahnhofplatz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 7m.

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The distance between Milan and Zermatt is 128 km. The road distance is 232.3 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs €80 - €160.

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It takes approximately 4h 7m to get from Milan to Zermatt, including transfers.

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

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Milan to Zermatt train services, operated by Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, arrive at Zermatt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Zermatt is 232 km. It takes approximately 3h 31m to drive from Milan to Zermatt.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 127.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 7m

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

You can take a train from Milan to Zermatt via Brig and Brig Bahnhofplatz in around 4h 7m.

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 Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 95
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Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 55
1st Class
SFr 70 - SFr 95
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 Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 55
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
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Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 26 - SFr 31
1st Class Ticket
SFr 45 - SFr 55
Glacier Express
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Email
info@glacierexpress.ch
Website
glacierexpress.ch
Train from Brig to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
glacierexpress.ch

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