There are 13 ways to get from Athens to Milan by plane, train, bus, car ferry, ferry, car, night train or bus and 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 Malpensa  •  6h 12m

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

71€ - 216€

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Fly to Milan Bergamo  •  6h 20m

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

45€ - 140€

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Fly to Milan Linate  •  7h 8m

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

91€ - 122€

Fly to Verona, train  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Verona (VRN) ATH - VRN
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale

125€ - 491€

Fly to Bologna, train  •  6h 57m

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

50€ - 281€

Fly to Venice, train  •  8h 27m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Venice (VCE) ATH - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale

65€ - 417€

Train, bus  •  28h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Platý Ic
  2. Take the train from Platy to Florina
  3. Take the train from Bitola to Skopje 642 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Skopje to Vicenza
  5. Take the train from Vicenza to Milano Centrale Fr / ...

104€ - 276€

Bus, car ferry, train  •  28h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Ancona
  3. Take the train from Ancona to Milano P.Garibaldi Fr

132€ - 384€

Bus, ferry, train  •  29h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the ferry from Patra to Ancona M.Ma
  3. Take the train from Ancona to Milano Centrale Fa / ...

Drive, car ferry  •  26h 45m

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

164€ - 386€

Bus  •  34h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Milan

206€ - 256€

Night train, bus and ferry, bus  •  39h 55m

  1. Take the night train from Athens to Larissa
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Larissa to Bologna
  3. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan 519 / ...

136€ - 213€

Drive  •  20h 24m

  1. Drive from Athens to Milan 2109 km

280€ - 420€

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Milan is to fly which costs 45€ - 140€ and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Milan is to fly which costs 70€ - 220€ and takes 6h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Milan. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Milan via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 20m.

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The distance between Athens and Milan is 1461 km. The road distance is 2109 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Milan without a car is to bus and car ferry and train which takes 28h 51m and costs 130€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Athens to Milan, including transfers.

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Athens to Milan bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Milan is to fly which takes 6h 12m and costs 70€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 200€ - 260€ and takes 34h 20m.

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

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Map of how to get from Athens to Milan.
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  • Distance: 1461.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 12m

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

Aegean Airlines, easyJet and 10 other airlines fly from Athens to Milan hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Milan via Sofia in around 34h 20m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 210€
Flights from Athens to Milan Bergamo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 200€
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 220€
Flights from Athens to Verona via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
270€ - 1100€
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Flights from Athens to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 460€
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 460€
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 290€
Flights from Athens to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 300€
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 380€
Flights from Athens to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Catania
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Athens to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 230€
Flights from Athens to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 150€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Verona
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
240€ - 1000€
Flights from Athens to Verona via Bari
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
240€ - 1000€
Flights from Athens to Verona via Santorini
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
240€ - 1000€
Flights from Athens to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 190€
Flights from Athens to Venice via Mykonos
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
28€ - 190€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 160€
Flights from Athens to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 190€
Flights from Athens to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 180€
Flights from Athens to Venice via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 450€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 350€
Flights from Athens to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 700€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 160€
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
60€ - 160€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 470€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 390€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 280€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 700€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Bergamo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 290€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Bergamo via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Bologna via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 320€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
21€ - 29€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Vicenza to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
17€ - 24€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
40€ - 65€
Train from Ancona to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 100€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 100€
Train from Ancona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 100€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 100€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
16€ - 24€
Smart Low Cost
14€ - 20€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 27€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 24€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 30€
Smart Low Cost
19€ - 27€
Smart Flex
40€ - 55€
Train from Vicenza to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 26€
Smart Low Cost
16€ - 23€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
35€ - 50€
1st Class
65€ - 95€
Train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 140€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
55€ - 80€
1st Class
100€ - 140€
Train from Vicenza to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
45€ - 65€
1st Class
80€ - 120€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Train from Ancona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
25€ - 40€
Trenitalia

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 Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Train from Ancona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
28€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
50€ - 54€
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Platý
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Platy to Florina
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Night train from Athens to Larissa
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 19€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Vicenza
Ave. Duration
13h 27m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Schedules at
ms.mk
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
66€
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Milan
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140€ - 190€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Larissa to Bologna
Ave. Duration
31h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
110€ - 170€
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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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
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bologna to Milan - San Donato
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€
Website
Marino Autolinee
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to Milano - Autostazione San Donato
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Baltour
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Bologna to Milano 1
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
Marozzi VT
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Ancona
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 260€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
84€
Aircraft-type seats
99€
2 bed inside cabin
256€
3 bed outside cabin
210€ - 260€
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Ferry from Patra to Ancona M.Ma
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com

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

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Milan is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 10:51 PM in Athens and 9:51 PM in Milan.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Milan is 2109 km. It takes approximately 20h 24m to drive from Athens to Milan.

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Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, Air France and five other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 4971+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at 87€ 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 10€.

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