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There are 6 ways to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Checkpoint Charlie by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER)

Cheapest

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Berlin ZOB [Fernbus]

Train via Frankfurt am Main

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz

Train

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Cadenazzo
  2. Take the train from Cadenazzo to Zürich HB
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Berlin Suedkreuz

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Milano Lambrate to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf

Drive

  1. Drive from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Checkpoint Charlie

Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Checkpoint Charlie by bus, train and walk

The journey time between Milan Linate Airport (LIN) and Checkpoint Charlie is around 13h 5m and covers a distance of around 1242 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 24m. The fastest journey normally takes 13h 1m. Operated by Autostradale, Trenitalia EuroCity, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Checkpoint Charlie service departs from Milan Linate Airport and arrives in Checkpoint Charlie. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
11h 40m
Layover time:
1h 24m
Total time:
13h 5m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
13h 1m
Journey distance:
1242 km
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
€236
Carbon emissions:
66 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:00
Last service departs at:
10:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Checkpoint Charlie bus, train and walk schedules

Italy → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Checkpoint Charlie is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Checkpoint Charlie is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Checkpoint Charlie is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 17 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Checkpoint Charlie is to bus which costs €55 - €70 and takes 19h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which costs €55 - €170 and takes 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from aeroporto di linate and arriving at U Stadtmitte via via larga altezza p.za fontana, Milan, S Messe Nord/ICC and S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 41m.

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The distance between Milan Linate Airport (LIN) and Checkpoint Charlie is 839 km. The road distance is 1040.6 km.

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The best way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Checkpoint Charlie without a car is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 13h 38m and costs €230 - €450.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Checkpoint Charlie, including transfers.

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Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Checkpoint Charlie bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan station.

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The best way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Checkpoint Charlie is to fly which takes 4h 25m and costs €55 - €170. Alternatively, you can train via Frankfurt am Main, which costs €230 - €450 and takes 13h 38m, you could also bus, which costs €55 - €70 and takes 19h 41m.

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Checkpoint Charlie bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] station.

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Map of how to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Checkpoint Charlie.
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  • Distance: 838.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between Milan Linate Airport (LIN), Italy and Checkpoint Charlie, Germany?

Lufthansa, KLM and eight other airlines fly from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Checkpoint Charlie hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Checkpoint Charlie via Milan Centrale, Milano Centrale, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Berlin Suedkreuz, S Südkreuz Bhf, and S Anhalter Bahnhof in around 13h 38m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Flights from Milan Linate to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Flights from Milan Linate to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via London City
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Flights from Milan Linate to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €460
Train operators
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 Milano Centrale to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€140 - €310
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€140 - €190
1st Class
€230 - €310
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€150 - €210
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from München Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Milano Centrale to Cadenazzo
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Cadenazzo to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Nightjet
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Flixtrain
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Berlin ZOB [Fernbus]
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
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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Yes, the driving distance between Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Checkpoint Charlie is 1041 km. It takes approximately 9h 30m to drive from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Checkpoint Charlie.

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