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There are 8 ways to get from Brussels to Milan by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Brussels to Milan Linate  •  3h 57m

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

50€ - 171€

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Bus  •  17h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Milan 729 / ...

37€ - 72€

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Fly Brussels to Milan Malpensa  •  4h 37m

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

55€ - 165€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Milan Linate  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Milan Linate (LIN) AMS - LIN

107€ - 260€

Train  •  9h 41m

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

200€ - 328€

Train via Strasbourg  •  11h 28m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Strasbourg Tgv
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb Ter
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Re / ...

196€ - 300€

Train via Mulhouse  •  12h 51m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Luxembourg Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale Ec

181€ - 305€

Drive  •  8h 59m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Milan 876 km

100€ - 160€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Milan is to bus which costs 35€ - 75€ and takes 17h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Milan is to fly which costs 45€ - 180€ and takes 3h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Milan. However, there are services departing from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and arriving at via bazzoni, 14 prima di p.za conciliazione via Paris and via natta dopo via trenno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Milan. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Milano P.Garibaldi via Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 41m.

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The distance between Brussels and Milan is 698 km. The road distance is 876 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Milan without a car is to train which takes 9h 41m and costs 200€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m to get from Brussels to Milan, including transfers.

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Brussels to Milan bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Milan is to fly which takes 3h 57m and costs 45€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 330€ and takes 9h 41m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 75€ and takes 17h 53m.

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  • Distance: 698 km
  • Duration: 3h 57m

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

Alitalia, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Brussels to Milan 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Milan via Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 9h 41m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 390€
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 260€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 380€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 230€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 290€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 280€
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 80€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 260€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 150€
1st Class
140€ - 170€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Luxembourg to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 70€
1st Class
60€ - 70€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
Rail 1st Class
27€ - 40€
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 Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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)
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
20€ - 29€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
Blablabus
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 Brussels South to Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Milan station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Milan is 876 km. It takes approximately 8h 59m 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 4305+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at 75€ 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 8€ - 10€.

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