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Travelling from Zermatt to Milan by train

A train ride from Zermatt to Milan is an unforgettable experience and one of the most scenic routes in Western Europe. Start your journey through Switzerland with SBB, then change to a Trenitalia train to continue through to your final destination. There are around 16 trains running throughout the day, so you've got plenty of options.

With journey times of less than three and a half hours, you'll be able to enjoy the scenic views along the way and maybe learn a little Italian from passengers on board before conveniently arriving at Milan Central Station, ready to do some shopping or see the sights like the world-famous Milan Cathedral.

Ready to book? Scroll down to learn more about the journey from Zermatt to Milan, find train times and view ticket prices below.

Zermatt to Milan by train

It takes an average of 4h 15m to travel from Zermatt to Milan by train, over a distance of around 80 miles (128 km). There are normally 14 trains per day traveling from Zermatt to Milan and tickets for this journey start from $36.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 27m
PriceFrom $36.40
Distance80 miles (128 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
First train06:13
Last train22:13
Departure stationZermatt
Arrival stationMilan
Changes1 change

Zermatt to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zermatt to Milan for samedi juil. 2 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
15:37 Zermatt20:14 Milano Porta GaribaldiRE 254 4h 37m, 3 changes
18:13 Zermatt21:40 Milano CentraleRE 264 3h 27m, 1 change
19:13 Zermatt22:40 Milano CentraleRE 268 3h 27m, 1 change
22:13 Zermatt08:14 Milano Porta GaribaldiRE 280 10h 1m, 2 changes
06:13 Zermatt09:40 Milano CentraleRE 216 3h 27m, 1 change
06:37 Zermatt10:40 Milano CentraleRE 218 4h 3m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Zermatt to Milan

The price of train tickets from Zermatt to Milan starts at $36.40 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Zermatt to Milan by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Zermatt to Milan

Want to know more about your journey from Zermatt to Milan? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Zermatt to Milan take?

The average journey time by train between Zermatt and Milan is 4 hours and 15 minutes, with around 14 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Zermatt and Milan by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zermatt to Milan is 3 hours and 27 minutes.

How much does the train from Zermatt to Milan cost?

Train tickets from Zermatt to Milan can start from as little as $36.40 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Zermatt to Milan?

No, there are no direct train services from Zermatt to Milan. Travelling from Zermatt to Milan by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Zermatt to Milan leave?

The first train from Zermatt to Milan leaves at 06:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Zermatt to Milan leave?

The last train from Zermatt to Milan leaves at 22:13. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Zermatt and Milan by train?

Trains travelling from Zermatt to Milan cover a distance of around 80 miles (128 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Milan to Zermatt.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zermatt to Milan for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/02/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/04/2019 for travel on 04/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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