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Getting from Zurich Hb to Milan by train

Travel from the centre of Zurich to the centre of Milan in around three and a half hours with high-speed trains between Switzerland and Italy. Don’t be left annoyed by traffic jams or frustrated by missed airport transfers, when taking the train allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic European countryside glide past your window.

From the sparkling shores of Lake Zurich to the designer shopping dreams of Milan, Trenitalia’s direct EuroCity (EC) trains depart from Zurich Hb station (the main station in Zurich) and make it easy to speed from city to city in comfort and style – First Class seats offer air-conditioning, power sockets and access to premium lounges at major train stations.

Once you arrive into Milan, it’s just an 8-minute Metro ride to the magnificent Duomo di Milano cathedral. Ready to book? Keep reading for train times, ticket prices and FAQs about the journey from Zurich Hb to Milan by train.

Zurich Hb to Milan by train

It takes an average of 4h 46m to travel from Zurich Hb to Milan by train, over a distance of around 135 miles (218 km). There are normally 26 trains per day travelling from Zurich Hb to Milan and tickets for this journey start from €29 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 40m
Price€29 - €76
Distance135 miles (218 km)
Frequency26 trains per day
Departure stationZurich Hb
Arrival stationMilan
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet,

Zurich Hb to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zurich Hb to Milan for Tuesday 7th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:35 13:17 3h 42m, 2 changes
10:10 14:17 4h 07m, 2 changes
11:10 14:50 3h 40m, direct
12:10 15:50 3h 40m, 1 change
13:10 17:13 4h 03m, 1 change
14:10 18:17 4h 07m, 2 changes
15:10 19:13 4h 03m, 1 change
15:32 19:17 3h 45m, 1 change
15:35 19:17 3h 42m, 2 changes
16:10 20:17 4h 07m, 2 changes

Trenitalia trains from Zurich Hb to Milan

You can travel from Zurich Hb to Milan 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 Zurich Hb to Milan

Train tickets from Zurich Hb to Milan start at €29 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 €75.92.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price52.79
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price58.37
on the day
avg. single price75.92

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 Zurich Hb 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 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 Zurich Hb 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 Zurich Hb to Milan take?

The average journey time by train between Zurich Hb and Milan is 4 hours and 46 minutes, with around 26 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 Zurich Hb and Milan by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zurich Hb to Milan is 3 hours and 40 minutes.

How much does the train from Zurich Hb to Milan cost?

Train tickets from Zurich Hb to Milan can start from as little as €29 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 Zurich Hb to Milan?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Zurich Hb to Milan without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Zurich Hb to Milan. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Zurich Hb to Milan leave?

The first train from Zurich Hb to Milan leaves at 06:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Zurich Hb to Milan leave?

The last train from Zurich Hb to Milan leaves at 22:32. 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 Zurich Hb and Milan by train?

Trains travelling from Zurich Hb to Milan cover a distance of around 135 miles (218 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Milan to Zurich Hb. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Zurich Hb to Milan.
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 Zurich Hb to Milan for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 24/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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