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

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  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...

$85 - $140

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Milan, Milan 405 / ...

$13 - $31

4 alternative options

Rideshare  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Milan 201.2 miles

$26 - $28

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Milan 201.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Milan Linate  •  2 h 44 min

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

$41 - $233

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) GVA - MXP

$97 - $234

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Milan is to bus which costs SFr 13 - SFr 35 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Milan is to fly which costs SFr 40 - SFr 240 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Milan is 250 km. The road distance is 321.9 km.

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The train from Geneve to Milano Centrale takes 3 h 55 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Geneve and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Milan without a car is to train which takes 3 h 55 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 140.

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  • Distance: 156 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneva to Milan every 4 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $140 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Milan 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $30 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min. Ouibus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
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 Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
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 Geneva to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $30
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 Geneva - Bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Milan
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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