There are 12 ways to get from Dortmund to Milan by train, plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Milan Linate  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Milan Linate (LIN) DUS - LIN

$55 - $236

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Fly Dortmund to Milan Malpensa  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) DTM - MXP

$72 - $313

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) DUS - MXP

$56 - $240

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Milan Linate  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Linate (LIN) FRA - LIN

$98 - $385

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CGN - MXP

$92 - $296

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Milan Bergamo  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) CGN - BGY

$67 - $222

Train via Basel SBB  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ece / ...

$203 - $333

Train  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece / ...

$158 - $333

Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Milan, Milan N07

$55 - $91

Bus Eurolines FR  •  19 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Milan

$139 - $196

Train, drive  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Milan

$180 - $272

Drive  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Milan 555.6 miles

$130 - $200

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No, there is no direct bus from Dortmund to Milan. However, there are services departing from Dortmund and arriving at conciliazione m1 via lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Milan. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Milano Centrale via Mannheim Hbf and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 26 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and Milan is 685 km. The road distance is 889 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Milan without a car is to train which takes 10 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Dortmund to Milan, including transfers.

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Dortmund to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dortmund station.

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Dortmund to Milan train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Milan is to fly which takes 7 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10 h 26 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 15 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Dortmund to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Milan, Milan station.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Milan.
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  • Distance: 427.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

What companies run services between Dortmund, Germany and Milan, Italy?

easyJet, Ryanair and five other airlines fly from Dortmund to Milan hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dortmund to Milan via Mannheim Hbf and Basel SBB in around 10 h 26 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Dortmund to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Dortmund to Milan Malpensa via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dortmund to Milan Malpensa via Munich, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dortmund to Milan Malpensa via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dortmund to Milan Malpensa via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Dortmund to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $110
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dortmund to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Dortmund to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Milan
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Dortmund to Milan train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Milan is 889 km. It takes approximately 8 h 34 min to drive from Dortmund to Milan.

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Air France, Alitalia, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Dortmund Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs .

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