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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

First train

06:13

Last train

22:13

Departure station

Zermatt

Arrival station

Milan

Journey time

From 3h 27m

Distance

80 miles (128 km)

Frequency

13 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, Trenitalia, SNCF, SBB CFF FFS, Trenord, Marino, Calanda Viaggi (Bus), Regiojet, Onebus

Zermatt to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zermatt to Milan for Sonntag Apr. 21. 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:13 Zermatt09:43 Milano CentraleRE 216 Get tickets3h 30m, 1 change
06:37 Zermatt10:43 Milano CentraleRE 218 Get tickets4h 6m, 1 change
08:13 Zermatt11:43 Milano CentraleRE 224 Get tickets3h 30m, 1 change
09:13 Zermatt14:14 Milano Porta GaribaldiRE 328 Get tickets5h 1m, 2 changes
09:37 Zermatt14:35 Milano CentraleRE 230 Get tickets4h 58m, 3 changes
11:13 Zermatt14:43 Milano CentraleRE 336 Get tickets3h 30m, 1 change

Trenitalia, SNCF, SBB and TER trains from Zermatt to Milan

You can travel from Zermatt to Milan on Trenitalia, SNCF, SBB and TER trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

TER, Regional trains, Trenord and Trenitalia Eurocity classes from Zermatt to Milan

Compare the different travel classes offered by TER, Regional trains, Trenord and Trenitalia Eurocity when traveling from Zermatt to Milan.

Onboard services on TER, Regional trains, Trenord and Trenitalia Eurocity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Zermatt to Milan.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

There are no size limits for the baggage you take on board TER trains, so you can travel your way. However, you must be able to carry any baggage you bring unassisted, and it must fit into the dedicated baggage storage spaces on the train.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

TER trains do not have any onboard catering facilities, so don't forget to pick up a snack at the station before you leave!

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

TER trains do not currently have WiFi available.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

All children under 12 years old get 50% off the price of a TER ticket - input the age of your child when searching your journey and the discount will be applied automatically. Children under the age of 4 travel for free if they're sat on your lap throughout the journey.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

On TER trains, it's free to take your bicycle on board. You can hang it up or store it in a dedicated bicycle area. There are a fixed number of spaces available on each train - they're first come, first served and can't be reserved.

PetPetPets

Animals weighing less than 6kg must travel in an appropriate carrier (no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm), stored at your feet or on your lap. Tickets for small animals cost 7€. Animals weighing more than 6kg must wear a muzzle and be kept on a lead at all times. Tickets for larger animals cost 50% of the price of a second class ticket. Up to 2 animals or 2 carriers allowed per passenger. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on board all SNCF trains.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you are disabled or have reduced mobility, you can reserve special assistance through 'Accès TER'. Someone can meet you at the station and accompany you to your train or TER bus, helping you to get around more easily.

LuggageLuggageBaggage
  • You can take your bags on board Trenitalia's regional trains free of charge.
  • In most cases, there are no baggage size limits. You’ll need to make sure that your baggage is compatible with the space available on board.
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

At the moment, a restaurant service is not available on Trenitalia's regional trains. However, you can take your own food on board so pick up some snacks at the station before you set off.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Trenitalia's regional trains do not offer an entertainment portal on board. However, you can make use of your internet data, as well as charge your devices thanks to the power outlets that are available at your seat.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Kids under 4 can travel for free if they’re accompanied by an adult and a seat is not assigned to them. Children aged 4-11 can get 50% off. Older children will need to have a full-price ticket.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes
  • You can take your bike, hoverboard, monowheel or e-scooter free of charge if it can be folded and doesn’t exceed these dimensions: 120 x 80 x 45cm (47.2 x 31.4 x 17.7 inches).
  • If your bike can’t be folded, you’ll need to buy a bike ticket or another Second Class ticket.
PetPetPets
  • Small pets can travel on Trenitalia's regional trains free of charge, if they’re placed in a carrier or cage of max dimensions of 70 x 30 x 50cm (27.5 x 11.8 x 19.6 inches).
  • Bigger dogs are allowed on all trains if they have a ticket, they’re kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost.
WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you need to request special assistance, you can call the toll-free number 800 90 60 60, which can be reached from a landline in Italy, or the national number +3902323232, which can be reached from a landline or mobile, even from abroad (international calling charges may apply).

InfoInfoOther

Air-conditioning is available on Trenitalia's regional trains.

LuggageLuggageBaggage
  • You can take your bags on board Trenord trains free of charge, provided their dimensions do not exceed 80 x 110 x 40cm (31.4 x 43.3 x 15.7 inches).
  • You’ll need to make sure that your baggage is compatible with the space available on board.
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

At the moment, a restaurant service is not available on Trenord trains. However, you can take your own food on board so pick up some snacks at the station before you set off.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Trenord do not offer an entertainment portal on board. However, you can make use of your internet data, as well as charge your devices thanks to the power outlets that are available at your seat.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Kids under 4 travel for free on all Trenord trains if they don’t occupy a seat and sit on an adult’s lap. Children aged 4-13 get 50% off the standard fare.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes
  • Each passenger can take only one bike onboard Trenord trains.
  • Folding bikes and scooters that do not exceed the maximum dimensions of 80 x 120 x 45cm (31.4 x 47.2 x 17.7 inches) are allowed on board free of charge.
  • If you can’t fold your bike, you may be able to take it onboard some Trenord trains. However, you’ll need to buy a ticket both for you and for your bike.
  • Please note that the last cars of some trains are only reserved for bikes of those working in the food delivery sector.
PetPetPets
  • Small pets can travel on all Trenord trains free of charge, if they’re placed in a carrier of max dimensions of 70 x 30 x 50cm (27.5 x 11.8 x 19.6 inches).
  • Bigger dogs are allowed on all trains if they have a ticket for unlimited travel for the whole day you’re traveling. They need to be kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost.
  • Pets are not allowed on board on weekdays from 7 am to 9.30 am and from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Passengers with disabilities can:

  • Request, through the Lombardy Region, the IVOL regional card, which allows them to travel at a discounted price
  • Buy the ticket on board without going through control checks
  • Access the train with CartaBlu (free card for disabled passengers that live in Italy)

To request special assistance, passengers will need to call the toll-free number 800210955 (active every day from 8.15 am to 7:45 pm) at least 48 hours before departure.

LuggageLuggageBaggage
  • You can take your bags on board Trenitalia's Eurocity trains free of charge.
  • In most cases, there are no baggage size limits – you can even travel with musical instruments and sports equipment. You’ll just need to make sure that your baggage is compatible with the space available on board.
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink
  • You’ll find a Bar-Bistrò on Eurocity trains that are travelling between Italy, Switzerland and Germany.
  • A minibar trolley service is also available – you can choose from a wide range of snacks and drinks.
WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Free WiFi is available on Eurocity Giruno trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Kids under 4 can travel for free if they're accompanied by an adult and don't occupy a seat.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

Not all Eurocity trains allow you to take your bike on board – you’ll need to check in advance if you can travel with your bike. If that’s the case, you’ll need to buy a ticket and book your bike space before departure at the ticket office.

PetPetPets

Guide and assistance dogs can travel for free and don't need a ticket.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

All of Trenitalia’s Eurocity trains offer dedicated spaces to passengers with disabilities.

InfoInfoOther

A quiet area (or Area Silenzio) is available on all Eurocity Giruno trains.

Cheap train tickets from Zermatt to Milan

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.

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 49 minutes, with around 13 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.

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.


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