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There are 7 ways to get from Brussels to Milan by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Brussels to Milan Linate  •  4h 2m

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

$41 - $264

Cheapest option

Fly Brussels to Milan Malpensa  •  4h 30m

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

$33 - $207

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Fly Charleroi to Milan Bergamo  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) CRL - BGY

$34 - $192

Train  •  9h 42m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi Tgv / ...

$249 - $297

Bus  •  13h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Milan, Milan N836

$53 - $85

Bus, train  •  14h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels North to Zurich
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec / ...

$102 - $141

Drive  •  9h 2m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Milan 554.5 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Milan is to fly which costs 29€ - 170€ and takes 5h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Milan is to fly which costs 35€ - 230€ and takes 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Milan. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Milano Porta Garibaldi via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 42m.

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The distance between Brussels and Milan is 698 km. The road distance is 887.1 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Milan without a car is to train which takes 9h 42m and costs 210€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Brussels to Milan, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Milan is to fly which takes 4h 2m and costs 35€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 210€ - 260€ and takes 9h 42m, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 13h 23m.

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

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Brussels to Milan train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Milano Porta Garibaldi station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Milan.
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  • Distance: 436.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 2m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Milan, Italy?

Alitalia, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Brussels to Milan every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Milan via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 9h 42m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $320
Flights from Charleroi to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $320
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Milan is 887 km. It takes approximately 9h 2m to drive from Brussels to Milan.

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

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There are 4271+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 10m and costs 4€ - 18€.

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