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

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Train  •  3 h 19 min

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

$70 - $120

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lausanne to Milan 207.7 miles

$25

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Lainate - Villoresi

$59 - $77

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Milan 206.5 miles

$45 - $75

Train, fly  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN

$57 - $257

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Milan is to rideshare which costs SFr 25 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Milan is to train and fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 260 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Milan. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Milan - Via Paleocapa via Lainate - Ing. Autostrada V.Lepetit and Milan - Piazzale Laghi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lausanne and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Milan is 230 km. The road distance is 330.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Milan without a car is to train which takes 3 h 19 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 120.

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The train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale takes 3 h 19 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Lausanne to Milan bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Lausanne station.

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

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Milan is to train which takes 3 h 19 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 80 and takes 6 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Milan.
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  • Distance: 143.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lausanne to Milan 5 times a day. Tickets cost $70 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 19 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, Domo Reisen operates a bus from Lausanne to Milan twice a week. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
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 Lausanne to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
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 Lausanne to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Lainate - Villoresi
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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 Lausanne to Milan
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$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 45 min.

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Lausanne to Milan bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Lainate - Villoresi station.

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Lausanne 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 Lausanne to Milan is 330 km. It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to drive from Lausanne to Milan.

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FlexFlight ApS and Alitalia offer flights from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 4062+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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

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