• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

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

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

Fly Milan Linate to Dusseldorf, train  •  6 h 21 min

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

$83 - $270

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Dortmund N07
  2. Take the bus from Dortmund ZOB to Bielefeld Hauptbahnhof

$62 - $147

9 alternative options

Fly Milan Malpensa to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) MXP - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf

$99 - $314

Fly Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf, train  •  6 h 43 min

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

$84 - $274

Fly Milan Bergamo to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) BGY - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf

$74 - $239

Fly Milan Linate to Frankfurt, train  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Frankfurt (FRA) LIN - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf
  3. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf

$120 - $414

Fly Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt, train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Frankfurt (FRA) MXP - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf
  3. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf

$131 - $388

Train to Zurich, fly to Paderborn, train  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Paderborn (PAD) ZRH - PAD
  3. Take the train from Paderborn Hauptbahnhof to Herford

$178 - $933

Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Hagen Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Hagen Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf Ice / ...

$182 - $342

Train Trenitalia  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Mannheim Hbf Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf Ice / ...

$176 - $369

Drive  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Bielefeld 589.3 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Bielefeld is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 6 h 44 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Milan to Bielefeld is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 240€ and takes 6 h 21 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Milan to Bielefeld. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Bielefeld Hbf via Basel SBB and Hagen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 19 min.

More details

The distance between Milan and Bielefeld is 729 km. The road distance is 942.8 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Milan to Bielefeld without a car is to train which takes 11 h 19 min and costs 150€ - 300€.

More details

It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to get from Milan to Bielefeld, including transfers.

More details

Milan to Bielefeld train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Milano Centrale station.

More details

The best way to get from Milan to Bielefeld is to train which takes 11 h 19 min and costs 150€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 130€ and takes 18 h 23 min.

Mode details

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

Search flights

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

More details

Map of how to get from Milan to Bielefeld.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 455.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 21 min

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

You can take a train from Milan to Bielefeld via Basel SBB and Hagen Hbf in around 11 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Bielefeld via Lampugnano, Milan, Milan, Dortmund, and Dortmund ZOB in around 18 h 23 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Paderborn via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Zurich to Paderborn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $240
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Zurich to Paderborn
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $110
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22
Train from Hagen Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Bielefeld Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
bahn.de
Second Class
$22
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$21 - $90
First
$55 - $140
Train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$30 - $120
First
$75 - $190
Train from Milano Centrale to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Paderborn Hauptbahnhof to Herford
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia

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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $240
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Milan, Milan to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dortmund ZOB to Bielefeld Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $55
Website
eurolines.de

Want to know more about travelling around Germany

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Bielefeld is 943 km. It takes approximately 8 h 58 min to drive from Milan to Bielefeld.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

Book your Milan to Bielefeld train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and Loco2.

Search and book

There are 193+ hotels available in Bielefeld. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 20 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

More details