There are 9 ways to get from Lyon to Milan by train, bus, night bus, 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  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Milano Porta Garibaldi Tgv

$85 - $100

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Milan Ouibus

$18 - $28

7 alternative options

Night bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the night bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Milan, Milan N406

$28 - $44

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Milan 275.7 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Lyon to Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LYS - MXP

$94 - $234

Fly Lyon to Milan Linate  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Milan Linate (LIN) LYS - LIN

$93 - $300

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN

$73 - $279

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) GVA - MXP

$129 - $283

Fly Lyon to Bologna, train  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bologna (BLQ) LYS - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale

$114 - $392

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Milan is to bus which costs 15€ - 25€ and takes 6 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Milan is to fly which costs 80€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Milan is 339 km. The road distance is 441.2 km.

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The train from Lyon Part Dieu to Milano Porta Garibaldi takes 5 h 19 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon station to Milan. However, there are services departing from Lyon - Perrache Bus station and arriving at p.le baracca via Geneva - Bus station and lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Milano Porta Garibaldi. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 5 h 19 min.

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What companies run services between Lyon, France and Milan, Italy?

TGV operates a train from Lyon to Milan once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $100 and the journey takes 5 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Milan via Geneva - Bus station, Milan, and lampugnano m1 in around 6 h 52 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Malta
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
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 Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
Ouibus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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