There are 6 ways to get from Milan to Zug by train, bus, 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 Trenitalia Eurocity  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Ec

$40 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Ouibus

$33 - $54

4 alternative options

Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  5 h

  1. Re_10
  2. 12-Y / ...

$62 - $128

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. 158.5 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  3 h 38 min

  1. MXP - ZRH

$102 - $311

Train to Lugano, fly  •  4 h 41 min

  1. LUG - ZRH

$119 - $303

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

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Milan to Zug every 4 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 2 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Milan to Zug every 15 minutes, and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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 Zug(Ch)
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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 Chiasso to Zug
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Milan to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
fr.ouibus.com
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Mailand Lampugnano to Luzern Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
globtour.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Milan and Zug is 197 km. The road distance is 254 km.

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Zug is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 57 min.

The quickest way to get from Milan to Zug is to drive which takes 2 h 57 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Zug(Ch). Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 2 min.

The train from Milano Centrale to Zug(Ch) takes 3 h 2 min including transfers and departs every four hours.