There are 11 ways to get from Brussels to Italy by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Milan Linate  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Milan Linate (LIN) BRU - LIN

$56 - $264

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Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BRU - MXP

$48 - $208

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Fly to Bologna  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bologna (BLQ) BRU - BLQ

$82 - $287

Fly to Florence  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Florence (FLR) BRU - FLR

$101 - $399

Fly to Rome  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Rome (FCO) BRU - FCO

$59 - $238

Fly to Turin  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Turin (TRN) BRU - TRN

$89 - $295

Train  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale Fr
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr

$282 - $400

Bus FlixBus  •  22 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Paris, Paris 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Rome N1729

$100 - $171

Bus Eurolines FR  •  24 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Roma

$167 - $269

Train, night train  •  21 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the night train from München Hbf to Roma Termini Nj

$269 - $439

Drive  •  14 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Rome 914.6 miles

$220 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Italy is to fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Italy is to fly which costs 45€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Italy. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at P.le Tiburtino via Paris, Paris and Staz.ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Italy. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Roma Termini via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon, Torino Porta Susa and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 4 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Italy is 1110 km. The road distance is 1463.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Italy without a car is to train which takes 13 h 4 min and costs 240€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Brussels to Italy, including transfers.

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Brussels to Italy bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Italy train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Italy is to fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs 45€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 240€ - 340€ and takes 13 h 4 min, you could also bus, which costs 85€ - 150€ and takes 22 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Italy.
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  • Distance: 694 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Italy?

Alitalia, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Brussels to Milan every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Rome via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, and Milano Centrale in around 13 h 4 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Brussels to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Brussels to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Turin via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $320
Flights from Brussels to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $300
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Trenitalia Frecce

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
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Night train from München Hbf to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Rome
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Brussels-North to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Roma
Ave. Duration
16 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Brussels to Italy bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome station.

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Brussels to Italy train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Italy is 1463 km. It takes approximately 14 h 21 min to drive from Brussels to Italy.

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Alitalia, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 568+ hotels available in Italy. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 16€ - 18€.

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