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Tageskarte >> Travel to Milan

I want to take a direct train from Zurich to Milan but I was told that the Gemeinde Tageskarte wouldn't cover this and I would need to go to Lugano, and then buy a separate ticket to Milan.

Has anyone had an experience of this?

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Old 14.11.2011, 21:21
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I want to take a direct train from Zurich to Milan but I was told that the Gemeinde Tageskarte wouldn't cover this and I would need to go to Lugano, and then buy a separate ticket to Milan.

Has anyone had an experience of this?

Thanks,
Alice
Yes, as Milano is NOT in Switzerland, you will need an additional ticket from Lugano, as it is the last stop to Milano (unless you take the milk train, but then you have to walk to Italy).

My daughters have passes for Ticino, but need to get a ticket to Zurich from Bellinzona (and not Airolo), unless they take the milk train.

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Re: Tageskarte >> Travel to Milan

Tageskarte is valid to Chiasso, after which you can get a ticket on the TILO ( S10 service and Trenitalia ) www.tilo.ch or faster train to Milano Centrale.

SBB has their own promo to Milano ( SBB SuperSaver Italy )
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Tageskarte is valid to Chiasso, after which you can get a ticket on the TILO ( S10 service and Trenitalia ) www.tilo.ch or faster train to Milano Centrale.
Yes, but if you take the normal (fast) train, you MUST buy a ticket from Lugano, as it doesn't stop at Chaisso!

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Re: Tageskarte >> Travel to Milan

Yes they do. I saw it last week at Chiasso station ( patrolled by the Italians ).

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Yes, but if you take the normal (fast) train, you MUST buy a ticket from Lugano, as it doesn't stop at Chaisso!

I think they do actually. I've certainly take fast trains before that have stopped in Chaisso.

Just looking at the 11.09 departing Zurich on Wednesday (EC17) and that certainly stops there, as does the one at 13.09.

OP, the very cheapest way to get there is to take the tageskarte to Chiasso and then hop off and buy a ticket on the Italian regional train to Milan (through Trainitalia of course). It will take longer but it's quite cheap as Italian regional trains are really inexpensive.
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Re: Tageskarte >> Travel to Milan

Hello jrspet..

So I can travel in direct train from Zurich to Milan and Milan to zurich right.?
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I've certainly take fast trains before that have stopped in Chaisso.
Some, but not most.

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I can travel in direct train from Zurich to Milan and Milan to zurich right.?
Yes, but you will need a ticket from the last Swiss stop (usually Lugano) to Milano.

Even though there are trains that stop at Chiasso, if you are on one that doesn't, you will need a ticket from the last STOP, and not Chiasso! I know this from my childrens' experiences, as they often travel to Milano.

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Re: Tageskarte >> Travel to Milan

Yes of course, but I prefer the cheaper and longer method. GA or Tageskarte Zurich to Chiasso, then Chiasso to Milao Centrale using S10 and Trenitalia Regio Express ) CHF12 two ways, or CHF6 one way as per enclosed ticket still unused. I took the Eurocity from Chiasso to Milano one way with reservations at CHF20 ).

Sometimes, I take the Milano Centrale to Zurich via Domodossola route ( only Euro City - expensive ).
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Re: Tageskarte >> Travel to Milan

hey guys...
If I have the Gemeinde Tageskarte and take the ticket from Chiasso to Milan and Milan to Chiasso will I be able to travel in direct train from Zurich to Milan and Milan to Zurich?
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hey guys...
If I have the Gemeinde Tageskarte and take the ticket from Chiasso to Milan and Milan to Chiasso will I be able to travel in direct train from Zurich to Milan and Milan to Zurich?
Only if the train stops in Chiasso!

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hey guys...
If I have the Gemeinde Tageskarte and take the ticket from Chiasso to Milan and Milan to Chiasso will I be able to travel in direct train from Zurich to Milan and Milan to Zurich?
YES! I do it on my buffet runs to Milan and back in the same day ( about 6 times a year ). Slow trains normally, but fast trains also can from Lugano / Chiasso to Milano.

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This was a good deal IMO, but the dates were fixed.

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Some, but not most.
Just checked www.sbb.ch there. All trains 7 direct trains from Zurich to Milan stop in Chiasso. Maybe I am missing something - Could you point me to a direct train that doesn't stop there?
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Re: Tageskarte >> Travel to Milan

If you go to the SBB ticket office, show them your Gemeinde Tageskarte, tell them what you want to do, and they will sell you the extra ticket.

It may not be the cheapest way to solve your problem, but it will be the most straightforward...
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Re: Tageskarte >> Travel to Milan

ICN and EC stop at Chiasso.

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Platform 13 of Stazione Chiasso is Customs cleared and handles Trenitalia trains to Milano. Beside Platform 13, the ICN and EC stop, where controls are performed onboard.
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If you go to the SBB ticket office, show them your Gemeinde Tageskarte, tell them what you want to do, and they will sell you the extra ticket.

It may not be the cheapest way to solve your problem, but it will be the most straightforward...
I think you will be charged a small fee if you buy the ticket to Italy on counter. And even SBB website price for Chiasso-Milan would be more expensive than trenitalia one. So I think the cheapest way is to get the ticket online from trenitalia...hope it helps.
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Re: Tageskarte >> Travel to Milan

last time, i saw people leave the train at chiasso, run somewhere to get their receipts stamped and then ran back.

has anyone here done this? seems like quite a stressful experience!
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Re: Tageskarte >> Travel to Milan

I got it stamped onboard the train as Customs performed their checks. Sometimes break my journey in Lugano, got it stamped, and 10 minutes later catch the next train to Zurich HB.

Also see:

VAT refunds for purchases in Italy if travelling by train

http://www.global-blue.com/traveller...oints/chiasso/

And TripAdvisor
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Re: Tageskarte >> Travel to Milan

Taken a few minutes ago in Zürich HB, stops in Chiasso. ( ICN as an EC )
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