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There are 5 ways to get from Ferrara to Milan by train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the train from Ferrara to Bologna C.Le Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale Fr / ...

$32 - $66

Cheapest option

Bus via Bologna, Bologna  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Kennedy to Bologna Autostazione 356
  2. Take the bus from Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan 420 / ...

$12 - $29

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Ferrara to Milan, Milan 423

$18 - $28

Rideshare  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the rideshare from Ferrara to Milan 160.4 miles

$17

Drive  •  2h 28m

  1. Drive from Ferrara to Milan 160.5 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ferrara to Milan is to rideshare which costs 15€ and takes 3h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Ferrara to Milan is to train which costs 27€ - 60€ and takes 1h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ferrara to Milan. However, there are services departing from Kennedy and arriving at via verziere via Bologna, Bologna and san donato m3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ferrara to Milan. However, there are services departing from Ferrara and arriving at Milano Centrale via Bologna C.Le. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 45m.

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The distance between Ferrara and Milan is 203 km. The road distance is 256.9 km.

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The best way to get from Ferrara to Milan without a car is to train which takes 1h 45m and costs 27€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 1h 45m to get from Ferrara to Milan, including transfers.

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Ferrara to Milan bus services, operated by TPER - Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia Romagna, depart from Kennedy station.

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Ferrara to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Ferrara station.

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The best way to get from Ferrara to Milan is to train which takes 1h 45m and costs 27€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 24€ and takes 4h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Ferrara to Milan.
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  • Distance: 126.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 45m

What companies run services between Ferrara, Italy and Milan, Italy?

You can take a train from Ferrara to Milan via Bologna C.Le in around 1h 45m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ferrara to Milan twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 4h 15m.

Train operators
Trenitalia

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 Ferrara to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Ferrara Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Ferrara to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bologna, Bologna to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to Milano - Autostazione San Donato
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Baltour
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 Bologna to Milan San Donato
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bologna to Milano S. Donato
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16
Website
Marino Autolinee
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ferrara to Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Ferrara to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ferrara to Milan is 257 km. It takes approximately 2h 28m to drive from Ferrara to Milan.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Ferrara and Milan. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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