Getting from the Italian border to Switzerland is easier than you think. Board a Eurocity train in Milan and let it whisk you through rivers and mountains, lakes and wooded peaks. You need to get off at Brig and hop on an SBB train to Zermatt – that’s less stressful than driving! Make sure you get a window seat if you want to soak up the stunning views from Milan to Zermatt.
The total journey time from Milan to Zermatt is less than four hours. Once you get off at Zermatt station, have a nice stroll along the town’s car-free lanes and take in the typical Walser houses or visit the Zermatlantis Matterhorn Museum.
Need to know more? Read on for more info about train times and ticket prices and book your train tickets from Milan to Zermatt with us.
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.
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).
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 Milan Central Station to Zermatt 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 Milan Central Station and Zermatt is 9 hours and 32 minutes, with around 17 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 Milan Central Station to Zermatt is 7 hours and 0 minutes.
Train tickets from Milan Central Station to Zermatt can start from as little as €33.24 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 Milan Central Station to Zermatt. Travelling from Milan Central Station to Zermatt by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Milan Central Station to Zermatt leaves at 00:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Milan Central Station to Zermatt leaves at 21:43. 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 Milan Central Station to Zermatt cover a distance of around 80 miles (128 km) during the journey.