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Train Information between Milan and Zurich

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price£53 (€60)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesTrenitalia

Trains from Milan to Zurich cover the 135 miles (217 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 17 min with our travel partners like Trenitalia. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £34, but the average price of train tickets is £53. Travellers depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Zürich HB.

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Train from Milan to Zurich with Trenitalia

You can travel by train from Milan to Zurich with Trenitalia for as low as £34. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Trenitalia

Find the perfect train from Milan to Zurich with Trenitalia. Trenitalia offers different ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. You can also apply Trenitalia discount cards on Omio at the time of purchase. The distance from Milan to Zurich by train is 135 miles (217 km) and the cheapest price for a one-way ticket is £34. Check out Trenitalia’s train timetable from Milan to Zurich, compare the best prices for the trip and book your cheap train ticket on Omio today!

Trenitalia is the main operator of train services in Italy, with a huge fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and speed at which they travel. The company's flagship trains are the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca. Trenitalia also operates trains such as the Eurocity (EC), Euronotte (EN), InterCity (IC), InterCitynotte (ICN), as well as the Regionale Veloce (RV), Regionale (R), Suburbano (S) and Metropolitano (M). Toilets and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In most cases, the trains also provide barrier-free access.

Trenitalia 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Milan and Zurich are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Refund or voucher policy
  • In the case of Trenitalia cancellations, the customer will be contacted directly. If the customer does not intend to travel, they can still obtain a full refund by submitting a cancellation request (relevant special conditions might apply) by filling in a request form for an electronic credit here: https://reclami-e-suggerimenti.trenitalia.com/rimborsi/en/Anagrafica.aspx
  • Alternatively, the customer can request a refund for the payment method they used at the time of purchase by contacting a Trenitalia ticket office and presenting the communication received. Find the refund request form for regional trains here: https://www.trenitalia.com/content/dam/tcom/allegati/trenitalia/in_regione/Modulo_Indennit%C3%A0_Rimborsi_Coronavirus_posta_mail.pdf.
  • For further information and cancellation procedures go to the Trenitalia website: https://www.trenitalia.com/en/info_contacts/refund-for-journey-cancellation.html Or in Italian here: https://www.trenitalia.com/it/informazioni/rimborso-per-rinuncia-al-viaggio-febbraio-2020.html

Trains from Milan to Zurich

Catching the train is a fast and convenient way to travel from Milan to Zurich. There are eight direct connections every day of the week and travellers won't need to make any changes en route. Trains leave from breakfast time until the evening and the journey time will be around three hours 40 minutes.

Which train companies travel from Milan to Zurich?

There's only one choice when it comes to train operators between Milan and Zurich. Trenitalia runs a daily direct service out of Milan Centrale.

How long is the train from Milan to Zurich?

Travellers can expect a journey duration of between three hours 35 minutes and three hours 40 minutes when they take direct trains to Zurich from Milan.

How many trains are there from Milan to Zurich?

Whenever they need to travel, passengers should be able to find convenient trains to Zurich from Milan. Trains leave seven days a week. Eight trains depart every day from Milan Centrale, starting around breakfast time and departing every couple of hours until the final train leaves shortly after 7:00 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Milan to Zurich?

Departure train station: Trains to Zurich will always depart from Milan Centrale and getting there should pose few problems. Centrale is on the yellow M3 Metro line and the green M2 line and it shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to reach from central areas. Those coming from other parts of Milan can take the red M1 line and change at Duomo. Trains also run directly from Milan's Malpensa Airport to Centrale, leaving roughly every 45 minutes and taking 45 minutes to one hour. At the station, passengers can expect shops and places to grab a bite to eat. Currency exchange is also available if required.

Arrival train station: Trains from Milan will arrive at Zurich's Hauptbahnhof. From there, passengers can hop onto trams 7 or 13. Both offer reliable, fast connections to central Zurich, which is only 10-15 minutes away. Taxis are also plentiful, and the station WiFi can be used to book cabs if required. Underneath the station, passengers will also find a shopping centre, filled with luxury stores and plenty of bars and restaurants.

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What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train from Milan to Zurich?

Travel by train between Milan, Italy and Zurich, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Zurich from Milan restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Milan?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 23/09/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Milan and Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

What restrictions are there on reentering Italy from Zurich, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to Italy is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Milan from Zurich?

Entry into Italy is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Zurich?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 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

What are the safety rules to follow in Milan, Italy?

The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 25/09/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Milan from Zurich.

What is the price of the cheapest train to Zurich from Milan?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Zurich from Milan for the next 7 days starting from £34  one way.
What is the average price of train tickets from Milan to Zurich?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Milan to Zurich train to cost on average £53  one way.
How far is it from Milan to Zurich by train?
The Milan to Zurich train distance is approximately 135 miles (217 km).
How long is the train from Milan to Zurich?
On average the Milan to Zurich train time is 3 h 17 min  covering the 135 miles (217 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train station in Milan goes to Zurich? Which train station do I come into Zurich from Milan?

When departing from Milan, you have various train station options to start your route from including Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi. When arriving in Zurich, you can end your route in train stations like Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

Omio customers book a train from Milano Centrale   to Zürich HB   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Milan? Where is the train station in Zurich?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Milano Centrale and travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Zürich HB and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city centre in Zurich.

Which train companies can take me to Zurich from Milan?
For the trip from Milan to Zurich you can take a train with Trenitalia. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Milan to Zurich on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any direct trains to Zurich from Milan?
Yes, there are direct trains to Zurich from Milan, and you can find a direct train for this route with Trenitalia  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
When is the earliest train from Milan to Zurich? When is the last train from Milan to Zurich?
The earliest train for this route departs from Milan at 05: 10. The last train leaves from Milan at 18: 10. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Milan to Zurich and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket to Zurich from Milan to get the best deals?
You can find a train between Milan and Zurich to cost on average £53 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Milan to Zurich train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Milan
Zurich
Milano Centrale
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines M1, M2, M3, M5
Milano Porta Garibaldi
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