There are 7 ways to get from Lausanne 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  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale Ec

85€ - 160€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Milan, Milan 475

21€ - 26€

5 alternative options

Train via Rho Fieramilano  •  3h 36m

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

86€ - 149€

Night train, train  •  5h 4m

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

64€ - 107€

Rideshare  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the rideshare from Lausanne to Milan 332.4 km

22€

Drive  •  3h 47m

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Milan 330.4 km

40€ - 65€

Train, fly  •  3h 9m

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

95€ - 364€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Milan is to rideshare which costs SFr 24 and takes 4h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Milan is to train and fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 400 and takes 3h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Milan. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at conciliazione m1 via lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lausanne and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 22m.

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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 3h 22m and costs SFr 90 - SFr 170.

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The train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale takes 3h 22m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Lausanne to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, 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 3h 22m and costs SFr 90 - SFr 170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 22 - SFr 28 and takes 7h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Milan.
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  • Distance: 229.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 22m

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lausanne to Milano Centrale 4 times a day. Tickets cost 85€ - 160€ and the journey takes 3h 22m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lausanne to Milan, Milan twice a week. Tickets cost 20€ - 24€ and the journey takes 6h 45m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 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 Lausanne to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 160€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Rho-Fiera Milano
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 150€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Night train from Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 100€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
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
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 Geneve-Aeroport
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
22€ - 60€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
45€ - 60€
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 Lausanne to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
20€ - 24€
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 Lausanne to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€
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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Lausanne to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Milan, Milan 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 3h 47m to drive from Lausanne to Milan.

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Alitalia offers flights from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 3499+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at 87€ 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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