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There are 9 ways to get from Lyon to Milan by train, 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.

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Train via Chambery-Challes-E  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E Lyon - / ...
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Milano Porta Garibaldi Tgv / ...

$87 - $110

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Bus FlixBus  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Milan, Milan 726 / ...

$17 - $98

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Train  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Milano Garibaldi Tgv 9245

$96 - $112

Bus via Gare de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc  •  10h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon-Part-Dieu-Gare-Rou to Gare de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Chamonix-Mont-Blanc - Lyon-Part-Dieu-Gare-Rou / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chamonix to Milan - Lampugnano 220

$64 - $85

Drive  •  4h 30m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Milan 275.7 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate  •  4h 28m

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

$69 - $272

Fly Lyon to Milan Malpensa  •  4h 24m

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

$93 - $233

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 7m

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

$125 - $275

Fly Lyon to Milan Linate  •  6h 31m

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

$92 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Milan is to bus which costs 14€ - 85€ and takes 7h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Milan is to fly which costs 80€ - 210€ and takes 4h 24m.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Milan. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Milano Porta Garibaldi via Chambery-Challes-E. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 31m.

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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 best way to get from Lyon to Milan without a car is to train which takes 6h 31m and costs 75€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 6h 31m to get from Lyon to Milan, including transfers.

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Lyon to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lyon, Lyon Perrache station.

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Lyon to Milan train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Milan is to train which takes 6h 31m and costs 75€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 85€ and takes 7h 7m, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 210€ and takes 4h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Milan.
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  • Distance: 212 miles
  • Duration: 6h 31m

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

You can take a train from Lyon to Milan via Chambery-Challes-E in around 6h 31m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lyon to Milan 5 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 6h 40m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Milano Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
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 Gare Perrache to Milan
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
Ouibus
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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Lyon to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Milan, Milan station.

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Lyon to Milan train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Milano Porta Garibaldi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Milan is 441 km. It takes approximately 4h 30m to drive from Lyon 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 4271+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29m and costs 9€ - 15€.

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