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There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to Milan by plane, bus, train, car ferry or car

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Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  4h 50m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BCN - MXP

53€ - 160€

Cheapest option

Fly to Milan Bergamo, bus  •  5h 18m

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

19€ - 151€

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Fly to Milan Linate  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Milan Linate (LIN) BCN - LIN

71€ - 118€

Fly to Turin, train  •  6h 3m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Turin (TRN) BCN - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale

62€ - 296€

Train  •  11h 51m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux Ter
  3. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Milano P.Garibaldi Tgv

135€ - 196€

Bus  •  13h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Milan N740 / ...

47€ - 106€

Bus, train  •  15h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Genoa N728
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale Ic / ...

51€ - 105€

Car ferry, train  •  22h 33m

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Genoa
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale Ic / ...

76€ - 147€

Drive  •  9h 25m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Milan 981.9 km

120€ - 180€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Milan is 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Milan is to bus and train which costs 50€ - 110€ and takes 15h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Milan is to fly which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 4h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Milan. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at via bazzoni, 14 prima di p.za conciliazione via via natta dopo via trenno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Milan. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Milano P.Garibaldi via Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud and Chambery Challes Les Eaux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 51m.

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It is 725 km from Barcelona to Milan. It is approximately 981.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Milan without a car is to train which takes 11h 51m and costs 130€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from Barcelona to Milan, including transfers.

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

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Barcelona to Milan train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Milan is to fly which takes 4h 50m and costs 50€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 200€ and takes 11h 51m, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 110€ and takes 13h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Milan.
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  • Distance: 725.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 50m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Milan, Italy?

Ryanair, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Milan every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Milan via Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, and Chambery Challes Les Eaux in around 11h 51m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 180€
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
29€ - 290€
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
10€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Bergamo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
10€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 270€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 420€
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Linate via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 420€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 650€
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 430€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 750€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
30€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
29€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
17€ - 20€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud to Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 28€
Rail 1st Class
29€ - 45€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 75€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
60€ - 70€
1st Class
60€ - 75€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Thello
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
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 Barcelona to Milan
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Barcelona to Genoa
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Milano
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
alsa.com
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Milano
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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Barcelona to Milan train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Milano P.Garibaldi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Milan is 982 km. It takes approximately 9h 25m to drive from Barcelona to Milan.

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Ryanair, Singapore Airlines, easyJet and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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