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There are 10 ways to get from Milan to Berlin by plane, bus, train, night train, rideshare or car

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Fly from Milan Linate  •  4h 50m

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

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Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) BGY - BER

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Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5h 2m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) MXP - BER

Train to Bologna, fly  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) BLQ - BER

Train via Basel  •  12h 56m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso
  2. Take the train from Chiasso to Zürich HB Ec
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof 12 / ...

Train  •  13h 41m

  1. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Como S.Giovanni S11
  2. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Zürich HB Ec
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Berlin Hbf Ice

Bus  •  17h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Berlin central bus station N95

Night train, train  •  16h 32m

  1. Take the night train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 Nj
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof 29 / ...

Rideshare  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Berlin 1033.4 km

Drive  •  9h 22m

  1. Drive from Milan to Berlin Hbf 1032.4 km
Italy → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Italy

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Italy

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
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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
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Berlin is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Berlin is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Berlin 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.

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Last updated: 17 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Berlin is to bus which costs €50 - €65 and takes 17h 24m.

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The fastest way to get from Milan to Berlin is to fly. Taking this option will cost €28 - €170 and takes 4h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Berlin station. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Berlin central bus station via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof via Chiasso, Zuerich Hb and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 56m.

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The distance between Milan and Berlin is 843 km. The road distance is 1032.4 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Berlin without a car is to train via Basel which takes 12h 56m and costs €210 - €370.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from Milan to Berlin, including transfers.

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

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Milan to Berlin train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Berlin is to fly which takes 4h 50m and costs €28 - €170. Alternatively, you can train via Basel, which costs €210 - €370 and takes 12h 56m, you could also bus, which costs €50 - €65 and takes 17h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 842.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 50m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Berlin, Germany?

easyJet, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Milan to Berlin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Berlin Hbf via Chiasso, Zuerich Hb, and Basel SBB in around 12h 56m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €440
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €410
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €410
Flights from Bologna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Flights from Bologna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €220
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €260
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €330
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €230
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€21 - €230
Flights from Bologna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Bologna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €300
Flights from Bologna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €500
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €480
Flights from Bologna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €470
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
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 Milano Centrale to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
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 Chiasso to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Chiasso to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€45 - €65
1st Class
€85 - €120
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€45 - €65
1st Class
€85 - €120
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel SBB to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€140 - €210
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€160 - €230
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from München Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Nightjet
Bus operators
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
TerraVision IT
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 central bus station
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.
For more information, please visit this page
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 Milan to Berlin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€66
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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

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Milan to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Berlin is 1032 km. It takes approximately 9h 22m to drive from Milan to Berlin.

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Brussels Airlines, Air France, easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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