There are 11 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Milan by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Dusseldorf to Milan Linate  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Milan Linate (LIN) DUS - LIN

$47 - $211

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Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Milan Bergamo  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) CGN - BGY

$42 - $190

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Fly Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) DUS - MXP

$48 - $214

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CGN - MXP

$67 - $264

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Milan Linate  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Linate (LIN) FRA - LIN

$122 - $349

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ece / ...

$189 - $314

Train  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Zürich HB Ec
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec / ...

$184 - $278

Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Milan, Milan N177 / ...

$55 - $90

Bus Eurolines FR  •  17 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Milan

$137 - $192

Train, drive  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ec / ...
  2. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Milan

$174 - $265

Drive  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Milan 545.2 miles

$130 - $190

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No, there is no direct bus from Düsseldorf to Milan. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at conciliazione m1 via lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Milan. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf Hbf and arriving at Milano Centrale via Mannheim Hbf and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 36 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Milan is 664 km. The road distance is 872.3 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Milan without a car is to train which takes 9 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Düsseldorf to Milan, including transfers.

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Düsseldorf to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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Düsseldorf to Milan train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Düsseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Milan is to fly which takes 4 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 36 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 14 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Milan.
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  • Distance: 415.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

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

Alitalia, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Düsseldorf to Milan every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Düsseldorf to Milan via Mannheim Hbf and Basel SBB in around 9 h 36 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $240
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
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 Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
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 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 Zürich HB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
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 Düsseldorf to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Düsseldorf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Milan
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf to Milan is 872 km. It takes approximately 8 h 18 min to drive from Düsseldorf to Milan.

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Air France, Alitalia, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs .

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