There are 10 ways to get from Aachen 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.

Recommended option

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Milan Linate  •  5 h 49 min

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

$76 - $264

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Aachen, Aachen West to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N84 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Milan, Milan N11 / ...

$56 - $95

8 alternative options

Train to Brussels, fly to Milan Linate  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Milan Linate (LIN) BRU - LIN

$76 - $314

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 33 min

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

$84 - $294

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  6 h 19 min

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

$77 - $267

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Milan Bergamo  •  5 h 48 min

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

$59 - $220

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Milan Linate  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Linate (LIN) FRA - LIN

$133 - $383

Train  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ece / ...

$207 - $360

Bus Ouibus  •  17 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Milan Ouibus

$72 - $101

Drive  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Aachen to Milan 553.1 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Aachen to Milan. However, there are services departing from Aachen, Aachen West and arriving at conciliazione m1 via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport and lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 27 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Aachen to Milan. However, there are services departing from Aachen Hbf and arriving at Milano Centrale via Köln Hbf and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 51 min.

More details

The distance between Aachen and Milan is 634 km. The road distance is 885 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Aachen to Milan without a car is to train which takes 10 h 51 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Aachen to Milan, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

Aachen to Milan train services, operated by Bahn DE, depart from Aachen Hbf station.

More details

The best way to get from Aachen to Milan is to train which takes 10 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 27 min.

Mode details

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

Search flights

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

More details

Map of how to get from Aachen to Milan.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 396.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

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

You can take a train from Aachen to Milan via Köln, Dom / Hbf, Köln Hbf, and Basel SBB in around 10 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aachen to Milan via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport, Milan, Milan, and lampugnano m1 in around 15 h 27 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 Brussels to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
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
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 Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
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 Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
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
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
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
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $240
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 Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Train from Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
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 Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
bahn.de
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
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 Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Aachen, Aachen West to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Milan
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
Ouibus

Want to know more about travelling around Italy

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Aachen to Milan is 885 km. It takes approximately 8 h 23 min to drive from Aachen to Milan.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

There are 4063+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

More details