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Zurich to Milan by train

The journey from Zurich to Milan by train is 135.08 mi and takes 5 hr 2 min. There are 776 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:29 AM and the last at 11:05 PM. It is possible to travel from Zurich to Milan by train for as little as $4.52 or as much as $146.77. The best price for this journey is $4.52.

Lowest Price$4.52
Journey Duration5 hr 2 min
Connection per Day776
Lowest Price$4.52
Highest Price$146.77
First Departure12:29 AM
Last Departure11:05 PM
Distance135.08 mi
DepartureZurich
ArrivalMilan
CarriersEuroCity, DB - IntercityMore

Zurich to Milan Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, Apr 18, 2024

Taking the train from Zürich to Milan

The train from Zürich to Milan lasts on average 5 hr 2 min. Around 776 trains depart a day from Zürich to Milan. The average price is $62.31, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $4.52.

The journey by train from Zürich to Milan is operated by the Italian state company Trenitalia and their EuroCity train. This service has a variety of amenities to provide a smooth journey, including international power sockets, Wi-Fi, extra space for luggage, reserved seating, and even a "family area" carriage equipped with entertainment facilities for kids. Bike transport is also available, enabling travelers to bring their bikes along. The Trenitalia Eurocity services provide a direct connection.

In Zürich, you can start your journey at these three stations:

  1. Züurich Hauptbahnhof
  2. Zürich Stadelhofen

Milano Centrale is the central train station in Milan, located 2 miles (3.3 km) from downtown. It is the endpoint of your journey and features Wi-Fi, shops, restaurants, a waiting area, ticket offices, and accessible restrooms. The local bus service connects the station to downtown.

Visitors in Milan can stroll around Piazza della Repubblica, see the beauty of the Duomo di Milano, or take in the atmosphere of Sforza Castle. For those looking for a shopping experience, Via Montenapoleone offers luxury stores and designer boutiques. 

So if you plan to travel from Milan to Zürich by train, let us help you plan it. We check thousands of rail, bus, and flight destinations to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport from Zürich to Milan.

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Cheap train tickets from Zurich to Milan
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Zurich to Milan.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Zurich to Milan, 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.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

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 Zurich to Milan.

Always check special offers

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.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

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.

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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $4.51 to $13.67 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 67% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Zurich to Milan

The cheapest Zurich - Milan train tickets can be found for as low as $4.35 if you’re lucky, or $16.06 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $56.01.

Find the best day to travel to Milan by train

When travelling to Milan 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!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Eurocity (EC) trains are specifically designed for short and long-distance travel, connecting major cities in various European countries as part of the extensive international train services. Eurocity (EC) trains are operated by a range of national railway companies across Europe, including Deutsche Bahn (Germany), SNCF (France), Trenitalia (Italy), SBB (Switzerland), and ÖBB (Austria). The Eurocity (EC) service offers regular schedules and convenient connections between prominent cities like Paris, Berlin, Milan, and Vienna.

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.

While not as swift as the high-speed ICE trains, Deutsche Bahn’s InterCity trains boast speeds up to 200km/h, offering spacious carriages and dining options. Operating across numerous German routes, such as Cologne-Hamburg, these trains also extend to international destinations, including Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Some routes even feature double-deck trains.

Ticket types and facilities from Zurich to Milan

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by EuroCity, Frecciarossa and DB - Intercity when traveling from Zurich to Milan.

Second Class

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.
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First Class

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.
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Premium

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.
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Standard

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.
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Executive

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.
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Business

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.
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Second Class

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.
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First Class

On Deutsche Bahn IC trains, if you have a Flexpreis First Class ticket in addition to the standard second class offerings, you can access Fast Track and DB lounges at some German stations for free and enjoy the complimentary refreshments. Plus, experience a quieter travel environment and savor the view.

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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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DB's EC trains feature recently updated coaches equipped with power sockets.
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Deutsche Bahn is progressively adding free WiFi to their EC trains.
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On DB Eurocity trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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The Mobility Service assists with boarding, disembarking, and train transitions. Additionally, the staff is ready to address any inquiries or provide support to ensure a smooth journey.
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On EC trains, dine in the onboard restaurant or grab a quick bite from the bistro. First Class passengers receive complimentary meals at their seat. DB provides diverse, locally-sourced food options, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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DB's EC trains now boast modernized carriages with air conditioning.
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On Frecciarossa trains, free WiFi is available. Use their Portale FRECCE service to watch movies, TV, and catch up on news. It also provides travel updates and additional booking options.
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Seek serenity? Frecciarossa offers designated quiet zones for Business Class to ensure a peaceful journey, free from distractions.
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No matter the model – be it ETR 500, ETR 600, ETR 700, or ETR 1000 – every seat comes with its power socket to keep your devices charged.
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On Frecciarossa trains, you won't face any restrictions on the amount of luggage you can bring on board. You can easily stow small bags and items in overhead racks or under your seat, while larger suitcases can be placed in the luggage racks situated in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Special assistance is a call away for those who require it. Dial the toll-free 800 90 60 60 from Italian landlines or the international number +3902323232 from any phone, including from abroad.
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Satiate your hunger at the FrecciaBistrò, stationed at the train's center. Or, for added convenience, order directly to your seat through the Portale FRECCE's EasyBistrò. Premium and Business Class travelers receive complimentary snacks and drinks, while Executive Class passengers delight in gourmet meals curated by chef Carlo Cracc.
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No matter the weather outside, stay comfortably cool with onboard air-conditioning.
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Folding bikes are allowed as hand luggage, while non-folding bikes need to be disassembled and placed in travel cases shown to the conductor or platform staff before boarding, and stowed in a specific part of the train.
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Deutsche Bahn is rolling out free WiFi on their IC trains, with some already offering the service.
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All seats in both classes have power sockets on DB IC trains.
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On IC trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Deutsche Bahn's Mobility Service provides assistance for boarding, disembarking, and train transfers. Staff are on hand to address questions and ensure a smooth trip.
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On the DB IC trains, there's a restaurant for meals or a bistro for snacks. You can eat at the bistro or in your seat. First Class passengers get free food at their seat. The menu changes but always has local food, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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Intercity trains have air-conditioned sections.
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For IC trains, a ticket and reservation are required for bicycles, with the reservation cost included. Bikes are typically stored in second class carriages, though your seat may be elsewhere.
Services on board EuroCity, DB - Intercity and Autobus from Zurich to Milan
Compare services on board when travelling from Zurich to Milan by train.
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Zurich to Milan CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
15.22kg
Bus
16.3kg
Flight
43.48kg
Car
34.78kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Zurich to Milan by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Zurich and Milan are 15.22kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Zurich and Milan? By taking the train between Zurich and Milan you will save 28.26kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.08kg compared to a bus and 19.56kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Zurich to Milan?
A train ticket from Zurich to Milan is $62.31. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $4.52.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Zurich to Milan?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Zurich to Milan is $4.52. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Zurich and Milan by train?
Zurich to Milan is 135.08 mi.
How long does the train between Zurich and Milan take?
Zurich to Milan is on average 5 hr 2 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 16 min.
Which companies operate from Zurich to Milan?
The train journey from Zurich to Milan is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: EuroCity, DB - Intercity, TRN, Regionale Veloce, Autobus, Frecciarossa and DB - Regional Express.
How many train connections per day go from Zurich to Milan?
Zurich to Milan has 776 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Zurich to Milan leave?
The earliest train from Zurich to Milan departs at 12:29 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Zurich to Milan depart?
The latest train from Zurich to Milan departs at 11:05 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Zurich to Milan in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $4.52 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Zurich to Milan?
There are on average 7 direct connection(s) from Zurich to go to Milan.
What's the fastest journey time between Zurich to Milan by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Zurich and Milan is 3 hr 16 min.
Is there a direct train from Zurich to Milan?
Yes, there is a direct train between Zurich and Milan.
What are the CO2 emissions for Zurich to Milan by train?
The train journey from Zurich to Milan creates 15.22kg of CO2 emissions.

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