There are 8 ways to get from Milan to Brussels by plane, subway, 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.

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Fly Milan Linate to Brussels  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Brussels (BRU) LIN - BRU

$41 - $263

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Brussels  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Brussels (BRU) MXP - BRU

$33 - $207

6 alternative options

Line 2 subway to Milan Bergamo, fly to Charleroi  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Lanza to Cologno Nord
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Charleroi (CRL) BGY - CRL

$35 - $188

Train  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi Tha / ...

$250 - $300

Train via Strasbourg  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Bruxelles Midi Tgv

$192 - $322

Bus  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Brussels, Brussels-North station N836

$52 - $87

Bus, train  •  23 h

  1. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Antwerpen
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central Ic / ...

$79 - $113

Drive  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Brussels 552.7 miles

$130 - $200

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Milano Porta Garibaldi and arriving at Bruxelles Midi via Paris Lyon Banlieue and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 54 min.

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The distance between Milan and Brussels is 698 km. The road distance is 884.3 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 9 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Milan to Brussels, including transfers.

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

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Milan to Brussels train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Milano Porta Garibaldi station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Brussels is to fly which takes 4 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 54 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 14 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Milan to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 436.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Brussels, Belgium?

Brussels Airlines, Alitalia and Lufthansa fly from Milan to Brussels every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Brussels via Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Nord RER, and Paris Nord in around 9 h 54 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $320
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $250
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $320
Train from Strasbourg to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
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 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
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 Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines IT
Phone
+39 0861 199 1900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
eurolines.it
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Brussel
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Antwerpen
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.it

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Milan to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Bruxelles Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Brussels is 884 km. It takes approximately 8 h 58 min to drive from Milan to Brussels.

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Brussels Airlines, Alitalia and Lufthansa offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 951+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at $69 USD 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 .

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