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Travelling from Milan to Zermatt by train

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.

Journey timeFrom 3h 31m
Price€33.24 - €120.35
Distance128km (80 miles)
Departure stationMilan Central Station
Arrival stationZermatt
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS, Trenord

Milan Central Station to Zermatt train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan Central Station to Zermatt for Monday 24th Feb 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
15:20 Milano Centrale19:51 ZermattRegionale 2150 Trenord Get tickets4h 31m, 2 changes
17:20 Milano Centrale21:14 ZermattEurocity 36 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 54m, 1 change
18:20 Milano Centrale22:14 ZermattEurocity 56 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 54m, 1 change
19:20 Milano Centrale23:48 ZermattEurocity 42 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 28m, 1 change
21:25 Milano Centrale06:35 ZermattRegionale 2158 Trenord Get tickets9h 10m, 2 changes
23:15 Milano Centrale10:14 ZermattRegionale 33138 Trenitalia Get tickets10h 59m, 4 changes
23:25 Milano Centrale10:14 ZermattRegionale 24978 Trenord Get tickets10h 49m, 5 changes
07:20 Milano Centrale10:51 ZermattEurocity 50 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 31m, 1 change
08:20 Milano Centrale11:51 ZermattEurocity 32 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 31m, 1 change
08:25 Milano Centrale13:14 ZermattRegionale 2144 Trenord Get tickets4h 49m, 4 changes

Trenitalia and SBB trains from Milan Central Station to Zermatt

You can travel from Milan Central Station to Zermatt on Trenitalia and SBB 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.

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).

Cheap train tickets from Milan Central Station to Zermatt

Train tickets from Milan Central Station to Zermatt start at €33.24 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €66.62.
lowest price found
from33.24
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price57.66
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price60.42
on the day
avg. single price66.62

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 Milan Central Station to Zermatt 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Milan Central Station and Zermatt is 5 hours and 35 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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Milan Central Station to Zermatt is 3 hours and 31 minutes.

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

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.

Is there a direct train from Milan Central Station to Zermatt?

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 1 change.

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

The first train from Milan Central Station to Zermatt leaves at 07:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Milan Central Station to Zermatt leaves at 23:25. 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 Milan Central Station and Zermatt by train?

Trains travelling from Milan Central Station to Zermatt cover a distance of around 128km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zermatt to Milan Central Station.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan Central Station to Zermatt for a typical week day using timetable data for 24/02/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 04/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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