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There are 8 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Milan by plane, 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.

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Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  1h 45m

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

$86 - $270

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Bus FlixBus  •  5h 11m

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

$22 - $48

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Fly to Milan Linate  •  3h 7m

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

$80 - $383

Fly to Lugano, train  •  3h 11m

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

$96 - $266

Fly to Milan Bergamo  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) ZRH - BGY

$149 - $392

Train  •  4h 13m

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

$56 - $84

Bus Eurolines CH  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Milan Lampugnano Station

$34 - $48

Drive  •  3h 20m

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Milan 187.9 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Milan is to bus which costs SFr 21 - SFr 50 and takes 5h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Milan is to fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 270 and takes 1h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Milan. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Milano Centrale via Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 13m.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Milan is 226 km. The road distance is 300.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Milan without a car is to train which takes 4h 13m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 85.

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It takes approximately 1h 45m to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Milan, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Milan is to fly which takes 1h 45m and costs SFr 85 - SFr 270. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 4h 13m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 21 - SFr 50 and takes 5h 11m.

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

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Milan.
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  • Distance: 141.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 45m

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Milan, Italy?

Swiss flies from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Milan 4 times a day. Alternatively, Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Milan every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 3h 25m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route every 2 hours.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Milan Bergamo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Bergamo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Zurich to Milan Bergamo via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Milan Bergamo via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Zurich to Milan Bergamo via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Train operators
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
3h 50m
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
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $32
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eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Milan Lampugnano Station
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Website
Marino Autolinee
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
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Milan is 301 km. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Milan.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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