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There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Milan by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly Edinburgh to Milan Linate  •  7h 17m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Milan Linate (LIN) EDI - LIN

103€ - 210€

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Fly Edinburgh to Milan Bergamo  •  6h 33m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) EDI - BGY

36€ - 257€

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Fly Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 49m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) EDI - MXP

53€ - 153€

Train to Glasgow, fly to Milan Linate  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GLA - LIN

83€ - 278€

Train  •  16h 39m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Milano P.Garibaldi Tgv

385€ - 1190€

Train via Paris  •  17h 5m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève Tgv
  4. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec

392€ - 1208€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  31h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 781 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Paris to Milan 729 / ...

60€ - 101€

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  37h 18m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to München
  3. Take the bus from Munich, ZOB to Como, FS Stazione San Giovanni
  4. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Porta Garibaldi S11 / ...

256€ - 721€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  18h 35m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Milan

360€ - 465€

Drive, car ferry  •  20h 27m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Milan

284€ - 454€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Milan is 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Milan is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £50 - £90 and takes 31h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Milan is to fly which costs £45 - £140 and takes 5h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Milan. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at via bazzoni, 14 prima di p.za conciliazione via London, Lille, Paris and via natta dopo via trenno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Milan. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Milano P.Garibaldi via London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe and Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 39m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Milan is 1452 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Milan without a car is to train which takes 16h 39m and costs £330 - £1,100.

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It takes approximately 7h 17m to get from Edinburgh to Milan, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Milan bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Milan train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Milan is to fly which takes 7h 17m and costs £85 - £180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £330 - £1,100 and takes 16h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Milan.
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  • Distance: 1451.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 17m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Milan, Italy?

Air France, KLM and eight other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Milan hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Milan via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, and Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv in around 16h 39m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 440€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250€ - 370€
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 500€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
29€ - 140€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Bergamo via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
29€ - 140€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Bergamo via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 140€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Bergamo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 140€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 280€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Flights from Glasgow to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 200€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 280€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
12€ - 35€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
27€ - 35€
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 450€
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
60€ - 85€
Anytime Day Single
200€ - 280€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
310€ - 450€
Eurostar
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Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
85€ - 110€
Standard Premier
130€ - 170€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
110€ - 140€
Standard Premier
160€ - 210€
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 Lille Europe to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 120€
1st Class
110€ - 140€
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 95€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
75€ - 95€
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 Lille-Europe to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
170€ - 310€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Genève
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
130€ - 240€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 170€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to München
Ave. Duration
20h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Munich, ZOB to Como, FS Stazione San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Milan Linate Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 25m and has one stopover.

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

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Milan is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 10:08 PM in Edinburgh and 11:08 PM in Milan.

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

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Alitalia, Air France, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 1372+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 29 min and costs £1 - £6.

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