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.
|Journey time||From 3h 27m|
|Distance||80 miles (128 km)|
|Frequency||14 trains per day|
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Zermatt to Milan is 3 hours and 27 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Zermatt to Milan leaves at 06:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Zermatt to Milan cover a distance of around 80 miles (128 km) during the journey.