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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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Recommended

Train

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Visp
  2. Take the train from Visp to Gallarate

Cheapest

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)

Train via Domodossola

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Alagna Valsesia - Piazza Mercato to Novara - Piazza Garibaldi 4 - Stazione Rfi

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport
Switzerland → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Isle of Man, Martinique, Monaco, Réunion, Svalbard and Jan Mayen and United Kingdom
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Réunion, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican
  • COVID-19 testing required within 72 hours from entering the country
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Réunion, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States and Uruguay
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra and Monaco
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Switzerland

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Switzerland.

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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
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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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 mandatory.

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, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 30 Nov 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is to drive and car ferry which costs SFr 29 - SFr 45 and takes 3h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is to drive and car ferry which costs SFr 29 - SFr 45 and takes 3h 47m.

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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 T2 via Visp and Gallarate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 25m.

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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 25m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m 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 25m and costs SFr 60 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 8h 32m.

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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 206+ 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 25m

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 Visp and Gallarate in around 4h 25m. Alternatively, BARANZELLI N.A.TUR S.r.l. operates a bus from Alagna Valsesia - Piazza Mercato to Novara - Piazza Garibaldi 4 - Stazione Rfi once a week. Tickets cost €12 - €20 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Train operators
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt to Visp
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
€19 - €24
1st Class Ticket
€35 - €45
Train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
€25 - €30
1st Class Ticket
€40 - €55
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 Visp to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Brig to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €35
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €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 Busto Arsizio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
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 Busto Arsizio
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
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
BARANZELLI N.A.TUR S.r.l.
Phone
+39 0163 835222
Email
info@baranzelli.it
Website
baranzelli.it
Bus from Alagna Valsesia - Piazza Mercato to Novara - Piazza Garibaldi 4 - Stazione Rfi
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€12 - €20
Website
Baranzelli
Ferry operators
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Zermatt to Milan Malpensa Airport

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