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There are 7 ways to get from Berlin to Lombardy by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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

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

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Fly to Milan Bergamo

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

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Fly to Milan Linate

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

Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Milan

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Hbf to Zuerich Hb
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Milan

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Lombardy is to bus which costs €50 - €70 and takes 16h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Lombardy is to fly which costs €40 - €270 and takes 4h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Lombardy. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Duomo M3 via Basel SBB, Zuerich Hb and Centrale Fs. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 46m.

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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 46m and costs €240 - €370.

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It takes approximately 4h 41m 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 Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Lombardy is to fly which takes 4h 41m and costs €40 - €270. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €240 - €370 and takes 12h 46m, you could also bus, which costs €50 - €70 and takes 16h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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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 41m

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

Ryanair, easyJet and four other airlines fly from Berlin Hbf to Busto Arsizio hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Milan via Basel SBB, Zuerich Hb, Milano Centrale, and Centrale Fs in around 12h 46m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Milan Linate via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Milan Malpensa via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Milan Bergamo via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Milan Linate via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €800
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).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€140 - €210
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€25 - €30
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Milan
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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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Ryanair, Eurowings, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 186+ hotels available in Lombardy. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €3 - €22.

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