There are 7 ways to get from Geneva to Milan by train, bus, night train, 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.

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Train  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec

100€ - 190€

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Bus  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Milan Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Geneva - Bus station > Milan > Bologna / ...

14€ - 22€

5 alternative options

Train via Rho Fieramilano  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Rho-Fiera Milano Ec

103€ - 179€

Night train, train  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the night train from Genève to Domodossola 15-Y
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Milano Centrale Re_4

81€ - 137€

Rideshare  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Milan 321.8 km

22€ - 25€

Drive  •  3h 30m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Milan 321.8 km

40€ - 65€

Fly  •  2h 31m

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

81€ - 348€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Milan is to bus which costs SFr 14 - SFr 24 and takes 4h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Milan is to fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 380 and takes 2h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva station to Milan. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Bus station and arriving at conciliazione m1 via lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Geneve and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart four times a day, 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 321.8 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 four times a day.

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Geneva to Milan bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Geneva - Bus 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 24 and takes 4h 56m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 380 and takes 2h 31m.

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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 4 times a day. Tickets cost 100€ - 190€ and the journey takes 4h 1m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Geneva - Bus station to Milan twice daily. Tickets cost 12€ - 16€ and the journey takes 4h 30m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Rho-Fiera Milano
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Night train from Genève to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
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 Domodossola to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
Trenord
Bus operators
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 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 40€
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eurolines.ch
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, Milan
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Blablabus, 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 322 km. It takes approximately 3h 30m 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 5084+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at 87€ 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 10 - SFr 18.

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