There are 10 ways to get from Athens to Milan by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, car or car ferry

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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Fly to Milan Linate  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Milan Linate (LIN) ATH - LIN

$76 - $252

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Fly to Milan Bergamo  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) ATH - BGY

$50 - $222

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Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ATH - MXP

$77 - $226

Fly to Bologna, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Bologna (BLQ) ATH - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale

$86 - $320

Train, bus and ferry  •  20 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kalambaka
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Ancona
  3. Take the train from Ancona to Bologna C.Le Fb / ...
  4. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale Fr / ...

$161 - $264

Bus, bus and ferry  •  23 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Trikala
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Trikala to Bologna
  3. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan 528 / ...

$174 - $260

Bus  •  28 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis to Skopje Zob
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Milan

$125 - $192

Drive, carferry  •  26 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the carferry from Patras to Ancona
  3. Drive from Ancona to Milan

$168 - $442

Bus, car ferry, train  •  37 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale Fr / ...

$145 - $411

Drive  •  20 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Milan 1325.7 miles

$310 - $460

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Milan. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at via verziere via Trikala, Ugo Bassi, Bologna, Bologna and san donato m3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 56 min.

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The distance between Athens and Milan is 1461 km. The road distance is 2121.1 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Milan without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 20 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Athens to Milan, including transfers.

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Athens to Milan bus services, operated by KTEL Grevenon, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Milan is to fly which takes 5 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 28 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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

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Milan is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 8:44 PM in Athens and 7:44 PM in Milan.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Milan is 2121 km. It takes approximately 20 h 42 min to drive from Athens to Milan.

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  • Distance: 913.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 42 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Milan, Italy?

Alitalia, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Athens to Milan every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Milan via Thessaloniki Monastiriou, Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis, Skopje Zob, Skopje, Milan, and Lampugnano in around 28 h 48 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Catania
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Athens to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Athens to Milan Bergamo via Catania
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Athens to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Catania
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Athens to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Flights from Athens to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Bergamo via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Kalambaka
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$20 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
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 Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Ancona
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Trikala to Bologna
Ave. Duration
13 h 21 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Grevenon
Phone
24620 22242
Website
ktelgrevenon.gr
Bus from Athens to Trikala
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelgrevenon.gr
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to Milano - Autostazione San Donato
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
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 Bologna to Milan San Donato
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki Büro Simeonidis to Skopje Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Milan
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
ms.mk
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Patras to Ancona
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $230
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$76 - $80
Airplane economy seats
$90 - $94
2-berth outside
$190 - $230
3-berth outside shower
$160 - $200
Grimaldi Lines
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Ancona
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$96 - $98
Aircraft-type seats
$111 - $114
2 bed inside cabin
$291 - $295
3 bed outside cabin
$250 - $300
Car ferry from Patras to Venezia
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$117 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$309 - $312
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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

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

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs .

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