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

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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Train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Colmar to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...

$106 - $182

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Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Colmar to Zurich 108
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Milan, Milan N524 / ...

$21 - $44

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Colmar to Basel SBB
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Milan Lampugnano Station

$53 - $74

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Colmar to Milan 258 miles

$60 - $90

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Colmar to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP

$143 - $388

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Lugano  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Colmar to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  4. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale

$157 - $379

Train to Luxembourg, fly to Milan Linate  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Colmar to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Milan Linate (LIN) LUX - LIN

$134 - $528

Train, train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Colmar to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Olten to Genève-Aéroport
  3. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN

$136 - $399

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The cheapest way to get from Colmar to Milan is to bus which costs 18€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colmar to Milan is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Colmar to Milan. However, there are services departing from Colmar and arriving at Milano Centrale via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 52 min.

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The distance between Colmar and Milan is 323 km. The road distance is 412.8 km.

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The best way to get from Colmar to Milan without a car is to train which takes 5 h 52 min and costs 90€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Colmar to Milan, including transfers.

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Colmar to Milan train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Colmar station.

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The best way to get from Colmar to Milan is to train which takes 5 h 52 min and costs 90€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Colmar to Milan.
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  • Distance: 201.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

What companies run services between Colmar, France and Milan, Italy?

You can take a train from Colmar to Milan via Basel SBB in around 5 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colmar to Milan via Zurich, Milan, Milan, and Lampugnano in around 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Colmar to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Olten to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Colmar to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $110
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 Colmar to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Zurigo to Milano
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $32
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eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Milan Lampugnano Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Zürich to Milan
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Basel Station Sbb to Mailand Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
globtour.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Colmar to Milan is 413 km. It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to drive from Colmar to Milan.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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