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There are 6 ways to get from Geneva to Milan by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec

€100 - €180

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Bus  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Milan 472 / ...

€14 - €22

4 alternative options

Night bus  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the night bus from Geneva to Milan N405

€21 - €27

Rideshare  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Milan 317.6 km

€22 - €25

Drive  •  3h 26m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Milan 317.6 km

€35 - €60

Fly  •  2h 25m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN

€82 - €229

Geneva to Milan by train

The train journey time between Geneva and Milan is around 4h 1m and covers a distance of around 367 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 1m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Geneva to Milan train service departs from Geneve and arrives in Milano Centrale. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 1m
Fastest train time:
4h 1m
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€100
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:39
Last train departs at:
13:39

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva to Milan train schedules

Switzerland → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United States
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • Health declaration required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States

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Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Milan is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Milan is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Milan is to bus which costs SFr 14 - SFr 25 and takes 5h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Milan is to fly which costs SFr 90 - SFr 260 and takes 2h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Milan. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at via bazzoni, 14 prima di p.za conciliazione via via natta dopo via trenno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Geneve and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 1m.

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The distance between Geneva and Milan is 250 km. The road distance is 317.6 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Milan without a car is to train which takes 4h 1m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 200.

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The train from Geneve to Milano Centrale takes 4h 1m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Geneva to Milan train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Geneve station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Milan is to train which takes 4h 1m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 14 - SFr 25 and takes 5h 53m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 260 and takes 2h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Milan.
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  • Distance: 249.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 1m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Milan, Italy?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneve to Milano Centrale twice daily. Tickets cost €100 - €180 and the journey takes 4h 1m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Milan 4 times a day. Tickets cost €17 - €21 and the journey takes 5h 25m. Blablabus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €270
Train operators
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 Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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 Geneva to Milan
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €21
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 Geneva - Bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €25
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Geneva 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 Geneva to Milan is 318 km. It takes approximately 3h 26m to drive from Geneva to Milan.

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Alitalia offers flights from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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Book your Geneva to Milan train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 1363+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at €75 per night.

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 12 - SFr 45.

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