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There are 13 ways to get from London to Milan by plane, train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car, car train or car ferry

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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Fly London City to Milan Linate  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Milan Linate (LIN) LCY - LIN

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LGW - MXP

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Fly London Heathrow to Milan Linate  •  4h 28m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Milan Linate (LIN) LHR - LIN

Fly London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 10m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LHR - MXP

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Milan Linate  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Milan Linate (LIN) LGW - LIN

Fly London Stansted to Milan Bergamo  •  5h 39m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) STN - BGY

Train via Strasbourg  •  11h 21m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris-Est to Strasbourg K1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb Ter
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Station 85

Train  •  12h 11m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano P.Garibaldi Tgv

Bus  •  20h 50m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Brussels Midi / Brussels South West RegioJet 10
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano BlaBlaCar Bus

Night bus, bus  •  23h 28m

  1. Take the night bus from London Victoria to Ghent Dampoort N824
  2. Take the bus from Gent to Milano

Rideshare  •  14h 22m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Milan 959.2 km

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12h 23m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Milan

Drive, car ferry  •  13h 30m

  1. Drive from London to Port of Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Port of Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Milan

London to Milan by train and walk

6 Weekly Services
11h 21m Average Duration
€327 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from London to Milan is to rideshare which costs £60 - £90 and takes 14h 22m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Milan is to fly which takes 4h 25m and costs £100 - £410.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Milan. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Milan station. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Intl and arriving at Milano Centrale Station via Paris-Est, Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 21m.

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The distance between London and Milan is 972 km.

The best way to get from London to Milan without a car is to train via Strasbourg which takes 11h 21m and costs £280 - £700.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from London to Milan, including transfers.

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London to Milan bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from London Victoria station.

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London to Milan train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Intl station.

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The best way to get from London to Milan is to fly which takes 4h 25m and costs £100 - £410. Alternatively, you can train via Strasbourg, which costs £280 - £700 and takes 11h 21m, you could also bus, which costs £60 - £95 and takes 20h 50m.

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Map of how to get from London to Milan.
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  • Distance: 972 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between London, England and Milan, Italy?

Alitalia, British Airways and three other airlines fly from London Bank DLR to Milan every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Milano Centrale via Paris Nord, Paris-Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 11h 21m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €800
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €850
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Linate via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €350
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€19 - €260
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €260
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €260
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€19 - €260
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €800
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €500
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Ulendo Airlink
Website
flyulendo.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €260
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Train operators
Gatwick Express
Phone
+44 345 850 1530
Website
gatwickexpress.com
Train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Schedules at
https://www.gatwickexpress.com/travel-information/plan-your-journey/timetables
Website
https://www.gatwickexpress.com/
Anytime Standard
€17 - €25
SNCF Bus
Phone
3635
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris-Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 84 94 36 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
€70 - €95
1st Class
€95 - €130
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€130 - €220
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
€130 - €180
1st Class
€160 - €220
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€70 - €80
Website
https://www.bahn.com/en
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 84 94 36 35
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
€75 - €110
Rail 1st Class
€110 - €160
Train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €55
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
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
+41 848 44 66 88
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
https://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 222 222 221
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria to Brussels Midi / Brussels South West
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
https://regiojet.com/
BlaBlaCar Bus

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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
https://www.blablacar.co.uk/
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from London Victoria to Ghent Dampoort
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Pistoia viaggi
Phone
+393293958604
Email
info@pistoiaviaggi.com
Website
pistoia-viaggi.it
Bus from Gent to Milano
Ave. Duration
14h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
pistoia-viaggi.it
Ferry operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Milan
Ave. Duration
14h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Schedules at
blablacar.com

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London to Milan bus services, operated by BlaBlaCar Bus, arrive at Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano station.

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Milan is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 5:30 AM in London and 6:30 AM in Milan.

London to Milan train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Milano Centrale Station.

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