There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Milan by train, bus, rideshare, 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 26 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec

$45 - $65

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Zurich to Milan 179.4 miles

$20

7 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Famagosta

$25 - $40

Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Zug 5
  2. Take the train from Zug(CH) to Milano Centrale Eurocity

$81 - $146

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Milan 179.6 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP

$85 - $296

Fly to Lugano, train  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale

$99 - $287

Fly to Milan Linate  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Linate (LIN) ZRH - LIN

$79 - $402

Fly to Milan Bergamo  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) ZRH - BGY

$148 - $411

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Milan is to rideshare which costs SFr 20 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Milan is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 300 and takes 2 h 59 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Milan is 217 km. The road distance is 287.3 km.

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The train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale takes 3 h 26 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zürich and arriving at Famagosta. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 26 min.

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

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Zürich to Milan every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 26 min. Alternatively, Autolinee Gambioli operates a bus from Zürich to Milan once a week. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Bergamo via Prague
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Zurich to Milan Bergamo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Zurich to Milan Bergamo via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Zurich to Milan Bergamo via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Milan Bergamo via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Bergamo via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Zurich to Milan Bergamo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $850
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 Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Zug
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zug(CH) to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Zürich to Famagosta
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Zurich to Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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