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There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  2 h 3 min

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

$81 - $279

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Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Milan, Milan N524 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano Central station to Milan Malpensa Airport Malpensa Airport Bus

$21 - $41

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Train  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 R28 / ...

$50 - $76

Bus Gruppo Di Maio  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Grandate - Stazione

$24 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) 173.4 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is to bus which costs SFr 21 - SFr 45 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 280 and takes 2 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Milan Malpensa Airport via lampugnano m1, v.le serra v.le scarampo and Milano Central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 38 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is 194 km. The road distance is 277.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) without a car is to train which takes 4 h 38 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 80.

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It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to get from Zürich to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), including transfers.

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Zürich to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is to fly which takes 2 h 3 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 4 h 38 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 24 - SFr 45 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP).
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  • Distance: 121.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 3 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), Italy?

Swiss flies from Zürich to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) via Milano Centrale in around 4 h 38 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
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
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
Bus operators
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Zurich to Grandate - Stazione
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Zürich to Como Uscita Centro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
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
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
Book at
eurolines.ch
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Zurigo to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
marinobus.it
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 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Milano Central station to Milan Malpensa Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $10
Schedules at
terravision.eu

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Zürich to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) bus services, operated by TerraVision IT, arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport station.

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Zürich to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) train services, operated by Trenord, arrive at Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is 277 km. It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to drive from Zürich to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP).

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 815+ hotels available in Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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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 SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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