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There are 11 ways to get from Milan to Bielefeld by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Milan Linate to Dusseldorf, train

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Dusseldorf (DUS)
  2. Take the train from D-Flughafen Bf to Bielefeld Hbf

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Bus via Frankfurt am Main

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Frankfurt central train station
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Bielefeld Brackwede train station

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf, train

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Dusseldorf (DUS)
  2. Take the train from D-Flughafen Bf to Bielefeld Hbf

Fly Milan Linate to Paderborn, train

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Paderborn (PAD)
  2. Take the train from Paderborn Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf

Fly Milan Linate to Muenster, train

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Muenster (FMO)
  2. Take the train from Ibbenbueren to Bielefeld Hbf

Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly to Cologne Bonn, train

  1. Take the bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Cologne Bonn (CGN)
  3. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Wuppertal Hbf
  4. Take the train from Wuppertal Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf

Fly Milan Linate to Frankfurt, train

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt to Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf
  3. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Wuppertal Hbf
  4. Take the train from Wuppertal Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf

Train via Hanover

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
  4. Take the train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Bielefeld Hbf

Train

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

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Hannover Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
  2. Take the bus from Hannover Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Bi-Brackwede, Bahnhof

Drive

  1. Drive from Milan to Bielefeld

Milan to Bielefeld by train

55 Weekly Trains
12h 31m Average Duration
€277 Cheapest Price
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bielefeld is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Bielefeld is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 24 Sep 2022
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The cost-effective way to get from Milan to Bielefeld is to bus via Frankfurt am Main, which costs €45 - €65 and takes 18h.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Bielefeld is to fly and train which costs €100 - €290 and takes 5h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Bielefeld. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Bi-Brackwede, Bahnhof via Milan and Hannover Hauptbahnhof/ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Bielefeld. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Bielefeld Hbf via Lugano, Basel SBB and Hannover Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 31m.

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The distance between Milan and Bielefeld is 730 km. The road distance is 929.1 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Bielefeld without a car is to train via Hanover which takes 12h 31m and costs €270 - €600.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Milan to Bielefeld, including transfers.

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

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Milan to Bielefeld train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Bielefeld is to train via Hanover which takes 12h 31m and costs €270 - €600. Alternatively, you can bus via Frankfurt am Main, which costs €45 - €65 and takes 18h.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Bielefeld.
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  • Distance: 730.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 48m

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

You can take a train from Milan to Bielefeld via Lugano, Basel SBB, and Hannover Hauptbahnhof in around 12h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Bielefeld via Lampugnano, Milan, and Frankfurt central train station in around 18h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Milan Linate to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Milan Linate to Paderborn via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €480
Flights from Milan Linate to Paderborn via Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Flights from Milan Linate to Paderborn via Rome, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €440
Flights from Milan Linate to Paderborn via Brussels, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €460
Flights from Milan Linate to Paderborn via Catania, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from Milan Linate to Paderborn via Hamburg, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €500
Flights from Milan Linate to Muenster via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €800
Flights from Milan Linate to Muenster via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €800
Flights from Milan Linate to Muenster via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €800
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €650
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €380
Flights from Milan Linate to Paderborn via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €380
Train operators
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 D-Flughafen Bf to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Wuppertal Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt to Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel SBB to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
National Express Rail
NordWestBahn
Phone
01806 / 600161
Email
dialog@nordwestbahn.de
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Ibbenbueren to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Eurobahn
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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€200 - €370
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€240 - €430
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€45 - €65
Train from Lugano to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €100
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€45 - €65
1st Class
€70 - €100
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€19 - €25
1st Class
€40 - €55
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€45 - €65
1st Class
€85 - €120
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hanover central station to Bielefeld central station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
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 Porta Garibaldi to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
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
Every 30 minutes
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 Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt central train station to Bielefeld Brackwede train station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Hannover Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hannover Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Bi-Brackwede, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
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
EuroClub
Phone
+38(066)-281-80-41
Email
euroclubbus@gmail.com
Website
eclub.kiev.ua
Bus from Hannover Central Bus Station to Bielefeld Brackwede Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
EuroClub

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Milan to Bielefeld bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bi-Brackwede, Bahnhof station.

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Milan to Bielefeld train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Bielefeld Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Bielefeld is 929 km. It takes approximately 8h 20m to drive from Milan to Bielefeld.

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Alitalia, Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 59+ hotels available in Bielefeld. Prices start at €100 per night.

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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 €1 - €3.

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