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Take the train from Zürich to Milan Central Station in 3 hours 12 minutes

If you want to travel from Zürich to Milan Central Station by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Zürich to Milan Central Station by train to take around 3 hours 26 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 3 hours 12 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 24 trains per day running on this route, which spans 216 km. There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Milan Central Station. Both Trenitalia and Regiojet trains operate on this route, offering modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Zürich to Milan Central Station start from $27.40 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Zürich to Milan Central Station by train

It takes an average of 3h 26m to travel from Zürich to Milan Central Station by train, over a distance of around 134 miles (216 km). There are normally 24 trains per day traveling from Zürich to Milan Central Station and tickets for this journey start from $27.40 when you book in advance.

First train

06:05

Last train

23:05

Departure station

Zürich

Arrival station

Milan Central Station

Journey time

3h 12m

Distance

216 miles (134 km)

Frequency

24 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $27.40

Train and bus operators

Marino, Trenitalia, Flixbus, Calanda Viaggi (Bus), Regiojet, Onebus

Zürich to Milan Central Station train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zürich to Milan Central Station for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:05 12:17 3h 12m, 2 changes
10:05 13:17 3h 12m, 1 change
10:33 13:50 3h 17m, direct
11:05 14:17 3h 12m, 2 changes
11:05 14:50 3h 45m, 1 change
12:05 15:17 3h 12m, 1 change
12:33 15:50 3h 17m, direct
13:05 16:17 3h 12m, 2 changes
14:05 17:17 3h 12m, 1 change
14:33 17:50 3h 17m, direct

Trenitalia trains from Zürich to Milan Central Station

You can travel from Zürich to Milan Central Station on Trenitalia 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.

Cheap train tickets from Zürich to Milan Central Station

The price of train tickets from Zürich to Milan Central Station starts at $27.40 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 Zürich to Milan Central Station 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 Zürich to Milan Central Station

Want to know more about your journey from Zürich to Milan Central Station? 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 Zürich to Milan Central Station take?

The average journey time by train between Zürich and Milan Central Station is 3 hours and 26 minutes, with around 24 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 Zürich and Milan Central Station by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zürich to Milan Central Station is 3 hours and 12 minutes.

How much does the train from Zürich to Milan Central Station cost?

Train tickets from Zürich to Milan Central Station can start from as little as $27.40 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 Zürich to Milan Central Station?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Zürich to Milan Central Station without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Zürich to Milan Central Station each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Zürich to Milan Central Station leave?

The first train from Zürich to Milan Central Station leaves at 06:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Zürich to Milan Central Station leave?

The last train from Zürich to Milan Central Station leaves at 23:05. 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 Zürich and Milan Central Station by train?

Trains travelling from Zürich to Milan Central Station cover a distance of around 134 miles (216 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Milan Central Station to Zürich.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zürich to Milan Central Station for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 03/09/2023 for travel on 03/09/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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