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There are 5 ways to get from Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) by train, bus, car, car ferry or towncar

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Train

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
  2. Take the train from Brig to Domodossola
  3. Take the train from Domodossola to Gallarate

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Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Pallanza-Intra-Suna
  2. Take the car ferry from Pallanza-Intra-Suna to Laveno
  3. Drive from Laveno to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Macugnaga, Pecetto to Domodossola, stazione
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, stazione to Malpensa Aeroporto T1,stazione

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
  2. Take the train from Brig to Domodossola
  3. Take the bus from Domodossola, stazione to Malpensa Aeroporto T1,stazione

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport

Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) by train

The train journey time between Zermatt and Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is around 4h 2m and covers a distance of around 187 km. This includes an average layover time of around 57 min. Operated by Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, Glacier Express, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) train service departs from Zermatt and arrives in Malpensa Aeroporto T1. Typically 112 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

112 Weekly Trains
4h 2m Average Duration
€42 Cheapest Price
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Yes, entry into Italy is currently allowed from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, returning to Switzerland from Italy is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 17 Nov 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is to drive and car ferry which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 3h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is to towncar which costs SFr 90 - SFr 160 and takes 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Malpensa Aeroporto T1 via Brig, Domodossola and Gallarate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 2m.

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The distance between Zermatt and Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is 87 km.

The best way to get from Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) without a car is to train which takes 4h 2m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 110.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), including transfers.

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Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) train services, operated by Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, depart from Zermatt station.

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The best way to get from Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is to train which takes 4h 2m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 6h 37m.

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Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Gallarate station.

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There are 154+ hotels available in Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP).
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  • Distance: 86.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 2m

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

You can take a train from Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) via Brig Bahnhofplatz, Brig, Domodossola, and Gallarate in around 4h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) via Macugnaga, Pecetto and Domodossola, stazione in around 6h 37m.

Train operators
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €55
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
€26 - €31
1st Class Ticket
€45 - €55
Glacier Express
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Email
info@glacierexpress.ch
Website
glacierexpress.ch
Train from Zermatt to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
glacierexpress.ch
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 Brig to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Domodossola to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Brig to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
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 Domodossola to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €6
Website
Trenord
Trenitalia

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 Domodossola to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Bus operators
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Macugnaga, Pecetto to Domodossola, stazione
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Bus from Domodossola, stazione to Malpensa Aeroporto T1,stazione
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10
Website
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Ferry operators
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport
Estimated price
€95 - €160

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