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There are 4 ways to get from Milano Centrale Station to Switzerland 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.

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Train  •  4h 7m

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

$80 - $136

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Bus  •  5h 49m

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

$21 - $45

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 12m

  1. Drive from Milano Centrale Station to Zürich 179.3 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  2h 45m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA

$36 - $199

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The cheapest way to get from Milano Centrale Station to Switzerland is to bus which costs 17€ - 40€ and takes 5h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Milano Centrale Station to Switzerland is to fly which costs 30€ - 180€ and takes 2h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milano Centrale Station to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 7m.

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The distance between Milano Centrale Station and Switzerland is 164 km. The road distance is 286.8 km.

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The best way to get from Milano Centrale Station to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs 65€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 4h 7m to get from Milano Centrale Station to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Milano Centrale Station to Switzerland train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milano Centrale Station to Switzerland is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs 65€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 40€ and takes 5h 49m, you could also fly, which costs 30€ - 180€ and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Milano Centrale Station to Switzerland train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Milano Centrale Station to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 102.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 7m

What companies run services between Milano Centrale Station, Lombardy, Italy and Switzerland?

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Milano Centrale Station to Zürich hourly. Tickets cost $70 - $130 and the journey takes 4h 3m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milano Centrale Station to Zürich hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 4h 15m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
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
$70 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milano Centrale Station to Switzerland is 287 km. It takes approximately 3h 12m to drive from Milano Centrale Station to Switzerland.

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FlexFlight ApS and Alitalia offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport.

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