There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FRA - MXP

$75 - $240

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Bus Ouibus  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Milan Ouibus

$45 - $68

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Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Linate (LIN) FRA - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Bovisa Fnm to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1

$94 - $299

Fly to Milan Bergamo, bus  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) FRA - BGY
  2. Take the bus from Orio al Serio Airport to Milano Malpensa Airport

$73 - $268

Train, bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Basel SBB Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Domodossola 6 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto

$176 - $290

Train, bus via Mannheim Hbf  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Domodossola 6 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto

$167 - $284

Train  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Gallarate Ec

$166 - $285

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Milan, Milan N07

$64 - $82

Drive  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) 410 miles

$95 - $150

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Malpensa Aeroporto T1 via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB and Gallarate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 2 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is 492 km. The road distance is 656 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is to fly which takes 1 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 2 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 12 h 6 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Gallarate station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is 656 km. It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP).

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Swiss, Air Dolomiti, Luxair and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP).
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  • Distance: 307.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), Italy?

Lufthansa, Swiss and two other airlines fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, and Gallarate in around 9 h 2 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
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 Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $210
Train operators
Malpensa Express
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Milano Bovisa Fnm to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Book at
malpensaexpress.it
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Standard
$21 - $29
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
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 Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $150
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 Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.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 Gallarate
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Alto Adige Bus
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Frankfurt to Milan
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
Ouibus

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