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

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate  •  6h 23m

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

74€ - 239€

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Bergamo, bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BER - BGY
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale

20€ - 197€

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 8m

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

34€ - 223€

Fly Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa  •  8h 57m

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

85€ - 322€

Train  •  12h 49m

  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 / ...

196€ - 278€

Bus via Stuttgart Airport (STR)  •  17h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Stuttgart Airport Busterminal 042
  2. Take the bus from Stuttgart Airport Busterminal to Milan N77

58€ - 72€

Bus  •  19h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano RegioJet

40€ - 135€

Train, night train  •  20h 55m

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

229€ - 313€

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 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.

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The most affordable way to get from Berlin to Milan is to bus, which costs 35€ - 140€ and takes 19h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Milan is to fly which costs 30€ - 230€ and takes 5h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Milan. However, there are services departing from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm and arriving at via bazzoni, 14 prima di p.za conciliazione via Prague, ÚAN Florenc and via natta dopo via trenno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Milan. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Milano Centrale via Basel SBB and Lugano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 49m.

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The distance between Berlin and Milan is 843 km. The road distance is 1032.7 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Milan without a car is to train which takes 12h 49m and costs 190€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 6h 23m to get from Berlin to Milan, including transfers.

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Berlin to Milan bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm station.

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Berlin to Milan 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 Milan is to fly which takes 6h 23m and costs 70€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 280€ and takes 12h 49m, you could also bus via Stuttgart Airport (STR), which costs 55€ - 75€ and takes 17h 54m.

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  • Distance: 842.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 23m

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

Lufthansa, KLM and nine other airlines fly from Berlin to Milan hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Milan via Basel SBB and Lugano in around 12h 49m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 330€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 330€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 440€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 440€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 330€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 310€
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 Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 250€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 370€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 600€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
95€ - 600€
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
130€ - 1100€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
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
85€ - 700€
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
100€ - 370€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 370€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Milan Malpensa via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
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 Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 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
Hourly
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
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 Berlin central bus station to Stuttgart Airport Busterminal
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Stuttgart Airport Busterminal to Milan
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 31€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
RegioJet
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 95€
Website
Comati PSG

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Milan Linate Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Berlin to Milan bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano station.

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

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

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easyJet, Iberia, Air France and four other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt 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 Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs 2€ - 8€.

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