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Train from Milan Malpensa to Zermatt

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Train from Milan Malpensa to Zermatt

Hi, we are flying into Milan Malpensa airport on 22 December to head to Zermatt (unfortunately flights to zurich were full). From what I have read on this forum and sbb.ch, it seems like the train to Zermatt would entail going through Milan Centrale as the trains from Gallerate actually go back through Milan Centrale.

We were wondering if there was any way that we could go from Malpensa direct to Zermatt, perhaps a shuttle bus or if we could get to another train station that has a route which brings us to Zermatt without going through Milan Centrale? Appreciate any thoughts. Many thanks!

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1. Re: Train from Milan Malpensa to Zermatt

Hi, there are trains but I don't know the system. Let me suggest you post on the Italy forum - you want a train that goes to Stresa and on to Brig, Switzerland but if you have to change in Stresa, that's okay as it is on the line from Brig to Milan.

It's not very difficult to change in Milan if you decide that is the easiest. It's a large station and sometimes a bit off-putting but not dangerous (as with all places where you have distracted people gathered, pickpockets are around so be aware but they are on Swiss train platforms as well). The change in Brig is very easy - just out the front door of the station and across the little forecourt to the platform for the train to Zermatt (it's narrow gauge so has to have it's own tracks). It takes maybe 5 minutes unless you have a ton of luggage to try to move. There's a train every hour or so from Brig to Zermatt so don't panic if you miss one.

Hope this helps.

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2. Re: Train from Milan Malpensa to Zermatt

If you go to www.sbb.ch - the swiss railway timetable

Put Gallerate into the Fronm and Zermatt into the to it will find the options for you. The quickest appears to be Gallerate to Domodossola change for a train to Brig and then change onto the train to Zermatt taking just under 4 hours

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3. Re: Train from Milan Malpensa to Zermatt

Marmot12 is correct but be careful on getting to Gallarate. Find out the taxi fare before you agree to the cab ride. The 15 to 20 minute ride can cost 50+ Euros which is ridiculous.

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4. Re: Train from Milan Malpensa to Zermatt

Depending on the connection in Domo it might be faster to take the shuttle train to Milano Centrale from Malpensa and then the express train to Brig from there...

And there used to be a shuttle bus Malpensa to Gallarate station... go onto the airport website and see if it is still running now that there is frequent train service from the airport itself.

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5. Re: Train from Milan Malpensa to Zermatt

try to travel whilst it is still daylight because it is a beautiful train journey, especially as you pass by lake Maggiore

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6. Re: Train from Milan Malpensa to Zermatt

Hi, how did the trip work out for you?

/Erik

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