The journey from Milan to Zurich by train is 134.9 mi and takes 3 h 17 min. There are 748 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:14am and the last at 12:19am. It is possible to travel from Milan to Zurich by train for as little as $4.52 or as much as $134.45. The best price for this journey is $4.52.
|Journey Duration||3 h 17 min|
|Connection per Day||748|
|Carriers||DB - Regional Express, EuroCity, More Regionale Veloce, Frecciarossa, TRN, DB - Intercity|
Fancy a little trip abroad without taking a plane?
The average journey from Milan to Zurich takes on average 4 h 55 min. Around 607 trains depart a day from Milan to Zurich. The average price is $30.03, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $4.11. If you travel from Milan to Zurich by train, you can leave from Miano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo or Milano Cadorna.
Zürich's main station is Zuerich Hauptbahnhof, but you can also choose to arrive at Zuerich Stadelhofen, on the shore of Lake Zürich, right across from the Opera House. The two stations are continuously connected by line 3 of the S-Bahn, the open subway. You can then reach the center of Zurich from the main station in just a few minutes.
Milan is seamlessly connected to Zurich Hb by the Eurocity train, which offers travelers international power outlets, wi-fi, luggage space, reserved seating, as well as the option to bring your bike or travel entertaining children in the carriage set up as a "family area."
Alternatively, you can plan a stop at the nearby cities of Lugano or Bellinzona, and then travel to Zurich on a Swiss Intercity train.
Zurich is an amazing, expensive, yet extremely welcoming city. We invite you to wander around the city, stop in its manicured parks, visit the Gothic Fraumünster Abbey to admire Marc Chagall's drawings. The city is often enlivened by art and cultural festivals. Even in the absence of events, the lakeshore with its steps offers a lively gathering place, and is perfect for a bite to eat or a drink as the sun goes down. Zurich is also home to the Lindt Museum.
Have we convinced you? If you don't know how to get to Zurich from Milan, let Virail advise you. We compare thousands of train, bus and flight destinations to help you find the best price. Check our convenient price calendar below and find the best prices among all available means of transportation between Zurich and Milan.
If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Milan to Zurich, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.
Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Milan to Zurich.
Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.
If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.
Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average
Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $17 to $60 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 72% on your trip!
The cheapest Milan - Zurich train tickets can be found for as low as $41 if you’re lucky, or $55 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $63.
When travelling to Zurich by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!
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Frecciarossa, operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company, is a renowned high-speed train service in Italy. FRECCIAROSSA trains, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, connect major cities including Rome, Milan, Naples, Florence, and Turin.
Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by EuroCity, Frecciarossa and DB - Intercity when traveling from Milan to Zurich.
With Deutsche Bahn's Eurocity trains, a second-class ticket guarantees you a more affordable journey. Throughout your trip, you can access basic facilities like electrical outlets, air conditioning, and a bar carriage.
If you wish to elevate your travel experience in a quieter place with additional services such as adjustable seats, more legroom, catering service, and seat selection, you can opt for the first-class tickets on Deutsche Bahn's Eurocity trains.
Standard is the basic level of service and includes a comfortable seat and access to basic onboard services. Coaches 5-8 are for the Standard level with seats covered in gray eco-leather.
Premium service includes a wider seat, more legroom, and access to additional amenities such as a welcome drink and a choice of newspapers. Coach 4 on the Frecciarossa 1000 train is reserved for the Premium level.
Executive is the highest level of service and includes all of the amenities of the Business level, as well as a personal entertainment system, and gourmet meals served by a dedicated onboard chef.
Business service is designed for business travelers and includes all of the amenities of the Premium level, as well as access to a dedicated Business Lounge and priority boarding. Coaches 2 and 3 of Frecciarossa 1000 are reserved for the Business level of service.
On SBB Intercity trains, in addition to basic amenities for Second Class ticket, there's a Family Zone specially designed to offer comfort for families with children. If you get hungry during the journey, you can enjoy tasty meals in the restaurant carriage.
In the First Class of SBB Intercity, you can benefit from personal power socket, more comfortable seats, and larger luggage space. Some IC trains also offer quiet zones and business areas.
|Facilities||DB - Regional Express||EuroCity||Frecciarossa||DB - Intercity|
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