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Overview: Train from Milan to Zurich

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price£52 (€60)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTrenitalia

Trains from Milan to Zurich cover the 135 miles (217 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 17 min with our travel partners like Trenitalia. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £52, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £27. Travellers depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Zürich HB.

Train providers: Trenitalia trains Milan to Zurich

Travel from Milan to Zurich from £27 with Omio’s train partners Trenitalia! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

Trenitalia

Trenitalia train tickets to Zurich from Milan are available on Omio for as little as £27. Trenitalia is Italy’s national railway operator 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 offers three different ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. Trenitalia also has discount and loyalty cards for qualified travellers, which you can use on Omio. When travelling on a Trenitalia train between Milan and Zurich, you can expect to travel 135 miles (217 km). Check Trenitalia’s train timetables and tickets for the Milan to Zurich journey and book your cheap ticket on Omio today!

  • Average Price: £27

When purchasing your Trenitalia train tickets from Milan to Zurich, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • 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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Milan to Zurich

Travel by train to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Milan to Zurich.
FAQs

Am I allowed to travel by train from Milan, Italy to Zurich, Switzerland?

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

What is the status of international entry into Switzerland from Italy?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

When travelling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 13/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Milan to Zurich before travelling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Zurich, Switzerland to Milan, Italy?

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:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 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
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • 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 20/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Milan from Zurich.

What is the cost of cheap trains between Milan and Zurich?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Milan and Zurich for as little as £27  in the next 7 days.

How much does the train from Milan to Zurich cost on average?

In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Milan to Zurich is £52  one way.

What is the distance to Zurich from Milan via train?

The Milan to Zurich train distance is approximately 135 miles (217 km).

How long does it take from Milan to Zurich by train?

On average the Milan to Zurich train time is 3 h 17 min  covering the 135 miles (217 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

When travelling by train from Milan to Zurich, which train station in Milan do I depart from and which train station in Zurich do I arrive in?

When taking the train between Milan and Zurich, you can choose to depart from train stations like Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi. Your trip can end in train stations such as Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Milano Centrale   and arrive in Zürich HB.

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

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Milano Centrale and need to travel around 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Zurich most often arrive at Zürich HB and need to travel around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from this train station to the city centre.

What train providers offer a service to Zurich from Milan?

For the best Milan to Zurich train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Trenitalia. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Milan and Zurich to compare what amenities they may offer.

Can I purchase a direct train from Milan to Zurich?

Yes, there are 10 direct trains per day from Milan to Zurich with Trenitalia, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.

How many trains per day are there between Milan and Zurich?

On average, there are 10 trains a day from Milan to Zurich. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What time is the earliest train from Milan to Zurich? What time is the last train from Milan to Zurich?

The earliest train for this route departs from Milan at 06: 10. The last train leaves from Milan at 18: 51. 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 buy train tickets to Zurich from Milan for the best deals?

You can find a train between Milan and Zurich to cost on average £52 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.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Milan
Zurich
Milano Centrale is the most popular Milan railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Milan for your journey to Zurich.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+39 892021
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 50 - 22: 20
Public transport options for Milano Centrale
Metro lines: M2 (green), M3 (yellow)
Tram lines: 1
Bus lines: 5, 9, 10, 42, 81, 87, 152, 728, N26, NM2, NM3, Air Bus, Orio Shuttle
Train lines: FR, FB, EC, Thello, XP2, R28, IC, ICN, RV, R, Regio, Italo
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+39 892021
Public transport options for Milano Porta Garibaldi
Metro lines: M2, M5
Bus lines: 43, 56, 70, 94
Train lines: R21, R31, S1, S11, S2, S5, S7, S8