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There are 9 intercity buses per day from Zurich to Milan. Traveling by bus from Zurich to Milan usually takes around 3 hours and 59 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 35 minutes.
|Distance||136 mi (218 km)|
|Shortest duration||3h 35m|
|Trips per day||9|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
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What bus companies travel from Zurich to Milan?
There are 3 bus lines from Zurich to Milan available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 9 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 9 trips from Zurich to Milan, and usually makes the trip in about 3 hours and 59 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
Book Marino from Zurich to Milan from $50. There are 1 Marino schedules from Zurich to Milan and you can expect on average to pay for a Marino ticket to Milan. In Zurich, Marino departs to Milan from Limmatstrasse 5 and no other station. In Milan, Marino arrives at Lampugnano and no other station.
An average trip on Marino from Zurich to Milan takes 4 hours and 52 minutes , while the fastest available Marino trip will get you to Milan in 3 hours and 35 minutes .
On weekends, Marino offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Milan.
Book Onebus from Zurich to Milan from $161. There are 2 Onebus schedules from Zurich to Milan and you can expect on average to pay for a Onebus ticket to Milan. In Zurich, Onebus departs to Milan from Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai) and no other station. In Milan, Onebus arrives at Milano Bus Station and 1 other station.
An average trip on Onebus from Zurich to Milan takes 4 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available Onebus trip will get you to Milan in 3 hours and 35 minutes .
On weekends, Onebus offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Milan.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the most scenic way to get from Zurich to Milan?
The bus ride from Zurich to Milan is surprisingly scenic. The highway takes you through the Alps—past mountains and thick forests—down into northern Italy, past Lake Como. While the train is scenic as well, 35.5 miles of the ride (57.09 km) is through the Gotthard Base Tunnel, a railway tunnel carved into the Swiss Alps. That means a stretch of the trip will be in darkness, whereas the bus drives over and past the mountains themselves. Despite the tunnel, the train is only a half-hour faster than the bus on average, making the bus an overall better buy.
Is it safe to travel by bus from Zurich to Milan during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 59 minutes to cover the 218 kilometers from Zurich to Milan. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 35 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Milan at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Zurich?
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Zurich to Milan, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
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Located in the heart of Europe, the Swiss capital lies at the northwestern tip of the eponymous Lake Zurich. This cosmopolitan city is buzzing year-round with vibrant city life, while the relaxing and peaceful Alps are less than an hour away.
Lake Zurich provides an elegant focal point of the city, with daily cruises available to explore this vast lake. Many chic cafes and restaurants are dotted along the banks, epitomizing Zurich's urban and cosmopolitan vibe.
The Old Town, or Altstadt, is arguably one of the city's most beautiful areas, characterized by winding cobblestone streets and medieval-style architecture. Here, you'll discover some of Zurich's most iconic landmarks, such as St Peter's church with its impossibly large clock face, the largest clock in Europe.
If the weather isn't suited to wandering, there are over 50 museums within Zurich to explore. Go traditional with the Swiss National Museum, or opt for something a bit more exhilarating at the FIFA Museum.
Zurich's airport is the largest in Switzerland, and it is just 10 kilometers from the city center. Several train carriers, including the German Deutsche Bahn network, operate routes to Zurich from across Europe. Long-distance buses also make it easy to reach Zurich from cities like Bern, Stuttgart, Munich, and Milan.
The fashion capital of the world, Milan, is a busy city brimming with activities and lavish nightlife. In spite of its frenetic modern lifestyle, Milan is also blessed with some amazing landmarks, of which the Milan Cathedral should be given special attention. Considered the largest and most unique Gothic structure in Italy, the cathedral took about 600 years to build, and its impressive gothic details will amaze all fans of architecture. The roof of the cathedral itself is accessible, so visitors can climb up to marvel at the city’s skyline and see the cathedral’s details up close. Another spot to consider is the Santa Maria delle Grazie, which currently houses “The Last Supper,” a masterpiece by the legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci. For those who enjoy old books, the Ambrosiana Library & Picture Gallery houses a vast collection of artworks, as well as rare ancient manuscripts.
For a taste of the unique Milanese cuisine, you could consider the Gente di Mare in Darsena, which offers superb seafood. If you wish to enjoy great local pizzas, Pizzium - Via Vigevano offers great dishes.
Milano Centrale is the city’s main train station, offering access to international destinations such as Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich. The main bus station in Milan is Lampugnano, serving as the local hub for bus carriers like FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus and Union Ivkoni. The main airport in Milan is Malpensa Airport located about 32 miles northwest of the city center.
Where does the bus leave from in Zurich?
Zurich has two bus stations with service to Milan.
All bus stations in Zurich:
Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Where does the bus arrive in Milan?
The Lampugnano Bus Station is a major station in Milan. It is located on Via Giulio Natta, at the base of Monte Stella, and close to amenities such as coffee shops and restaurants. There is an indoor space to wait for your bus, but there is also outdoor seating under a wide covered area where buses board. The station is usually busy, as it welcomes many buses; FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, RegioJet, Union Ivkoni, and Itabus are just a few. Though the station is located northwest of Milan's city center in the Lampugnano district, it is easy to reach other areas thanks to the metro stop right next door to the bus station.
Bus stations in Milan:
Milano Bus Station
Via Giovanni Palatucci
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