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Zurich to Milan by train
Fastest journey3hr 22m
Trains per day22
Avg. journey time3hr 34m
Travelling from Zurich to Milan by train
Fast trains from Zurich to Milan take around 3 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 219 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Milan.
1. Are there direct trains from Zurich to Milan?
Direct trains from Zurich to Milan have been found.
We usually find around 22 direct trains on the route from Zurich to Milan every weekday.
Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.
2. How long is the train journey from Zurich to Milan?
The Zurich to Milan train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Zurich to Milan train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Milan is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 06:09 and the last train is around 19:10. This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Zurich to Milan train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Zurich to Milan are $34.22.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $35 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $46. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Zurich to Milan train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 12 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Zurich to Milan by train.
Which train companies operate between Zurich and Milan?
More than one train company operates on the route from Zurich to Milan, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Eurocity (EC)
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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EuroCity via Gotthard Tunnel
The train from Zurich to Milan follows the main north-south route through the Alps, cutting under the highest mountains through the Gotthard Tunnel. Opened in 2016, this impressive feat of engineering trimmed 40 minutes off the journey time from Zurich to Milan.
Despite the trans-Alpine nature of the journey, this is not a route known for its exceptional scenery. The prettiest sections are on the climb up to the north entrance of the Gotthard Tunnel. Once out of the tunnel, the line drops down through the Ticino area of Switzerland, skirting Lake Lugano to reach the Italian frontier at Chiasso. Just over the border, there is a tantalising glimpse of Lake Como to the left of the train.
Zurich HB to Milan Centrale
There are direct EuroCity trains each day on the Zurich to Milan route, leaving from the Hauptbahnhof in Zurich (shown as Zurich HB in our booking system). Trains on this route make six or seven intermediate stops on the way to Milan. The most important city along the way is Lugano. In Milan, trains terminate at Centrale station, where there are good onward connections to major cities across Italy.
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