There are 4 ways to get from Zermatt to Tirano by train, bus or car

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 via Milano Centrale  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz 5-Y
  2. Take the train from Brig to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Tirano

$72 - $159

3 alternative options

Bus  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Piedimulera to Malpensa Airport T1
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso 1 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Lugano, Stazione to Tirano, Stazione

$114 - $175

Train  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Zermatt to Disentis/Mustér 5-Y
  2. Take the train from Disentis/Mustér to St. Moritz 1-Y
  3. Take the train from St. Moritz to Tirano 5-Y / ...

$166 - $285

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Zermatt to Tirano 223.8 miles

$50 - $80

What companies run services between Zermatt, Switzerland and Tirano, Italy?

You can take a train from Zermatt to Tirano via Brig Bahnhofplatz, Brig, and Milano Centrale in around 7 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zermatt to Tirano via Macugnaga, Pecetto, Piedimulera, stazione, Piedimulera, Malpensa Airport T1, Milan Airport Malpensa 1, Lugano, Piazzale Besso, and Lugano, Stazione in around 11 h 31 min.

Train operators
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Zermatt to Brig Bahnhofplatz
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$26 - $31
1st Class Ticket
$45 - $55
Train from Zermatt to Disentis/Mustér
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$80 - $95
1st Class Ticket
$140 - $170
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from St. Moritz to Tirano
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Disentis/Mustér to St. Moritz
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Schedules at
rhb.ch
Book at
rhb.ch
Train from St. Moritz to Tirano
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
rhb.ch
Book at
rhb.ch
Bus operators
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Piedimulera to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Piedimulera to Malpensa Aeroporto, terminal 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Lugano, Stazione to Tirano, Stazione
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zermatt and Tirano is 188 km. The road distance is 358 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zermatt to Tirano is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 5 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from Zermatt to Tirano is to drive which takes 5 h 3 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 80.

No, there is no direct train from Zermatt to Tirano. However, there are services departing from Zermatt and arriving at Tirano via Brig and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 49 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 49 min to get from Zermatt to Tirano, including transfers.