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There are 8 ways to get from Athens to Milan by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry or car

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Fly to Milan Linate  •  7h 7m

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

71€ - 292€

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Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  6h 12m

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

51€ - 236€

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Fly to Milan Bergamo, bus  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) ATH - BGY
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale

62€ - 170€

Train, bus  •  25h 57m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Trieste
  4. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Milano Centrale Fr

109€ - 238€

Bus  •  32h 54m

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

106€ - 126€

Train, bus and ferry  •  37h 39m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Larissa Ic
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Larissa to Bologna
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Fr / ...

138€ - 255€

Bus via Belgrade  •  38h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Milano

84€ - 205€

Drive  •  20h 2m

  1. Drive from Athens to Milan 2101.1 km

260€ - 380€

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Milan is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Milan is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Milan is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Greece from Italy.

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Milan is to fly which costs 70€ - 300€ and takes 7h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Milan is to fly which costs 50€ - 240€ 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 Milano via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 54m.

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The distance between Athens and Milan is 1462 km. The road distance is 2101.1 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Milan without a car is to train and bus which takes 25h 57m and costs 100€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 7h 7m 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 7h 7m and costs 70€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 100€ - 130€ and takes 32h 54m.

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There is no direct flight from Athens Airport to Milan Linate Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m and has one stopover.

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Athens to Milan bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Milano station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Milan.
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  • Distance: 1461.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 7m

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

Alitalia, Lufthansa and 11 other airlines fly from Athens to Milan every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Milan via Sofia in around 32h 54m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 800€
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 750€
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 1300€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 270€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Santorini
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 420€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 470€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 900€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 1200€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 270€
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Malpensa via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 1200€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
18€ - 80€
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
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Raileurope.com
Train from Athens to Larissa
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 19€
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
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.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 95€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
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 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Bus operators
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 10€
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Trieste
Ave. Duration
10h 21m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Schedules at
ms.mk
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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Milano
Ave. Duration
20h 34m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.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
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Beograd
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Zlatan Prevoz D.O.O.
Phone
00 381 31 510 060
Email
zlatanprevoz@gmail.com
Website
zlatanreisen.com
Bus from Beograd to Milano
Ave. Duration
18h 22m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Schedules at
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Milan is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 4:22 PM in Athens and 3:22 PM in Milan.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Milan is 2101 km. It takes approximately 20h 2m to drive from Athens to Milan.

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Aegean Airlines, Air France, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 4305+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at 75€ 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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