There are 8 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.

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Train  •  3 h 26 min

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

$45 - $65

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Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Milan, Milan N524 / ...

$11 - $28

6 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Milan Lampugnano Station

$30 - $42

Rideshare  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Zurich to Milan 179.4 miles

$20

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Milan 179.6 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  3 h 3 min

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

$93 - $295

Fly to Lugano, train  •  4 h 24 min

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

$107 - $287

Fly to Milan Linate  •  5 h 13 min

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

$87 - $402

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Milan. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at conciliazione m1 via lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 22 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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The distance between Zürich and Milan is 217 km. The road distance is 287.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Milan without a car is to train which takes 3 h 26 min and costs .

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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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Zürich to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Milan is to train which takes 3 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 22 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 3 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Zürich to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Milan, Milan station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Milan.
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  • Distance: 135.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 26 min

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. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route every 2 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Milan hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min. Four other operators also service this route.

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
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 Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
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, Thursday, 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
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $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 HB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
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
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 Zurich to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Zurigo to Milano
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $32
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eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Milan Lampugnano Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Zürich to Milan
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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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Zürich to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Milan is 287 km. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Zürich to Milan.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 4063+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Zürich and Milan. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs .

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