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There are 3 ways to get from Milano Centrale Station to Zermatt by train or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  3h 37m

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

SFr 76 - SFr 144

Cheapest option

Train via Domodossola  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Domodossola Re4
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Brig Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt R / ...

SFr 55 - SFr 127

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3h 31m

  1. Drive from Milano Centrale Station to Zermatt 232.5 km

SFr 30 - SFr 50

Milano Centrale Station to Zermatt by train

The train journey time between Milano Centrale Station and Zermatt is around 3h 49m and covers a distance of around 204 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 31m. Operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, the Milano Centrale Station to Zermatt train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Zermatt. Typically 26 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 49m
Fastest train time:
3h 31m
Train distance:
204 km
Trains per week:
26
Cheapest price:
SFr 66
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:20
Last train departs at:
19:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milano Centrale Station to Zermatt train schedules

Italy → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Italy

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Italy

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

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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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 1.5 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: 21 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milano Centrale Station to Zermatt is to drive which costs €28 - €45 and takes 3h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Milano Centrale Station to Zermatt is to drive which costs €28 - €45 and takes 3h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milano Centrale Station 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 Milano Centrale Station and Zermatt is 128 km. The road distance is 232.5 km.

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The best way to get from Milano Centrale Station to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 3h 37m and costs €65 - €130.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m to get from Milano Centrale Station to Zermatt, including transfers.

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

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Milano Centrale Station to Zermatt train services, operated by Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, arrive at Zermatt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milano Centrale Station to Zermatt is 233 km. It takes approximately 3h 31m to drive from Milano Centrale Station to Zermatt.

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There are 331+ hotels available in Zermatt. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Milano Centrale Station to Zermatt.
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  • Distance: 127.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 37m

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

You can take a train from Milano Centrale Station 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
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
1st Class
SFr 80 - SFr 120
Train from Domodossola to Brig
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 26
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 60
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 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Domodossola to Brig
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 20 - SFr 25
1st Class Ticket
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 12
Website
Trenord
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Domodossola to Brig
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 11
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways

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