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There are 12 ways to get from Dortmund to Milan by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Milan Linate  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Milan Linate (LIN) DUS - LIN

$55 - $237

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Fly Dortmund to Milan Malpensa  •  7h 37m

  1. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) DTM - MXP

$73 - $298

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) DUS - MXP

$56 - $240

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CGN - MXP

$92 - $296

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Milan Linate  •  5h 49m

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

$98 - $386

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Milan Bergamo  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) CGN - BGY

$67 - $222

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  10h 26m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund 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 / ...

$203 - $333

Train  •  11h 32m

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

$200 - $227

Bus FlixBus  •  15h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Milan, Milan N07

$56 - $91

Bus Eurolines FR  •  19h 40m

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

$140 - $196

Train, drive  •  9h 19m

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

$180 - $273

Drive  •  8h 34m

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Milan 555.6 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Milan is to bus which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 15h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Milan is to train and fly which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 5h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dortmund to Milan. However, there are services departing from Dortmund and arriving at conciliazione m1 via lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Milan. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Milano Centrale via Mannheim Hbf and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 26m.

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The distance between Dortmund and Milan is 685 km. The road distance is 889 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Milan without a car is to train which takes 10h 26m and costs 170€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from Dortmund to Milan, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Milan is to fly which takes 7h 37m and costs 60€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 170€ - 290€ and takes 10h 26m, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 15h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Milan.
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  • Distance: 427.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 16m

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

easyJet, Eurowings and four other airlines fly from Dortmund to Milan every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dortmund to Milan via Mannheim Hbf and Basel SBB in around 10h 26m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Dortmund to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Dortmund to Milan Malpensa via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dortmund to Milan Malpensa via Munich, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dortmund to Milan Malpensa via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Dortmund to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.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 Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $110
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$155 - $165
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$155 - $165
First
$274
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
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
2h 8m
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
4h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.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 Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
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
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 Dortmund to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Dortmund to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Milan
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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

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

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Dortmund 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 Dortmund to Milan is 889 km. It takes approximately 8h 34m to drive from Dortmund to Milan.

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

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Dortmund Airport is to bus which takes 22m and costs .

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