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There are 3 ways to get from Milan to Zermatt by train or car

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Train  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Visp Ec
  2. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt R

SFr 66 - SFr 157

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Train via Milano Centrale  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Visp Ec
  2. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt R

SFr 76 - SFr 144

Drive  •  3h 31m

  1. Drive from Milan to Zermatt 232.3 km

SFr 30 - SFr 50

Milan to Zermatt by train

The train journey time between Milan and Zermatt is around 3h 31m and covers a distance of around 205 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 31m. Operated by Trenitalia Eurocity and Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, the Milan to Zermatt train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Zermatt. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan to Zermatt train schedules

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International entry into Switzerland from Italy

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

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Campania, Apulia in Italy
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Hungary, India, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Italy

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zermatt is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zermatt is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zermatt is 2 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 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Zermatt is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ 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 28€ - 45€ 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 Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 37m.

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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 3h 37m and costs 60€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m 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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There are 408+ hotels available in Zermatt. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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  • Distance: 127.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 37m

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

You can take a train from Milan to Zermatt via Visp in around 3h 37m.

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 Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
1st Class
SFr 80 - SFr 120
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Visp to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
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Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 20 - SFr 25
1st Class Ticket
SFr 35 - SFr 45
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 Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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