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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin to Lombardy by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BER - MXP

43€ - 236€

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Bergamo  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BER - BGY

20€ - 182€

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate  •  6h 20m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Milan Linate (LIN) BER - LIN

64€ - 240€

Fly Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa  •  8h 15m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) TXL - MXP

84€ - 365€

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Verona  •  5h 41m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Verona (VRN) BER - VRN

75€ - 327€

Train  •  12h 53m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Re / ...

197€ - 280€

Bus  •  16h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Milan N95

53€ - 66€

Train, night train  •  20h 56m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Milano Lambrate Nj

230€ - 310€

Drive  •  9h 23m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Milan 1032.7 km

120€ - 190€

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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

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

The social distance requirement in Lombardy is 1.5 metres.

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

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Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Lombardy is to bus which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 16h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Lombardy is to fly which costs 40€ - 240€ and takes 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Lombardy. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Duomo M3 via Basel SBB, Lugano and Centrale Fs. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 53m.

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The distance between Berlin and Lombardy is 817 km. The road distance is 1032.7 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Lombardy without a car is to train which takes 12h 53m and costs 190€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Berlin to Lombardy, including transfers.

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Berlin to Lombardy train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Lombardy is to fly which takes 4h 25m and costs 40€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 280€ and takes 12h 53m, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 16h 14m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Lombardy.
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  • Distance: 817.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Lombardy, Italy?

Ryanair, easyJet and four other airlines fly from Berlin to Busto Arsizio every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Milan via Basel SBB, Lugano, Milano Centrale, and Centrale Fs in around 12h 53m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 420€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 420€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 350€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 340€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 360€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 320€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 440€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Verona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 330€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
14€ - 190€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 260€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 450€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 200€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 950€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
120€ - 950€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 800€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 350€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 170€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 310€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 320€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
150€ - 210€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
160€ - 230€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Berlin central bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Lombardy is 1033 km. It takes approximately 9h 23m to drive from Berlin to Lombardy.

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Eurowings, Brussels Airlines, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 280+ hotels available in Lombardy. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs 2€ - 8€.

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