There are 4 ways to get from Milan to Zermatt by train, bus, car or car ferry

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 56m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec
  2. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt 23-Y

SFr 69 - SFr 158

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  4h

  1. Drive from Milan to Laveno
  2. Take the car ferry from Laveno to Verbania,Intra
  3. Drive from Verbania,Intra to Zermatt

SFr 38 - SFr 60

2 alternative options

Train via Domodossola  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Domodossola Re_4
  2. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt 23-Y

SFr 54 - SFr 101

Bus  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Lampugnano Milan to Chatillon 218
  2. Take the bus from Chatillon Autostazione to Valtournenche Breuil - Chiesa Chatillon

SFr 48 - SFr 77

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Zermatt is to drive and car ferry which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 4h.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Zermatt is to train which costs 60€ - 150€ and takes 3h 56m.

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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 3h 56m.

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The distance between Milan and Zermatt is 128 km.

The best way to get from Milan to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 3h 56m and costs 60€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 3h 56m 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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The best way to get from Milan to Zermatt is to train which takes 3h 56m and costs 60€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 8h 20m.

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

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There are 1683+ hotels available in Zermatt. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 127.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 56m

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 3h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Zermatt via lampugnano m1, Lampugnano Milan, Chatillon Autostazione, and Valtournenche Breuil - Chiesa in around 8h 20m.

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 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 110
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 60
1st Class
SFr 75 - SFr 110
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 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 55
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 26 - SFr 31
1st Class Ticket
SFr 45 - SFr 55
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
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 12
Website
Trenord
Bus operators
V.I.T.A. s.p.a.
Phone
+39 0125 966546
Email
vitaspa@vitagroup.it
Website
vitagroup.it
Bus from Chatillon Autostazione to Valtournenche Breuil - Chiesa
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 2 - SFr 3
Schedules at
vitagroup.it
Ferry operators

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