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There are 8 ways to get from Milan to Brussels by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Milan Linate to Brussels  •  4h 8m

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

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Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly to Charleroi, bus  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Charleroi (CRL) BGY - CRL
  3. Take the bus from Charleroi Airport to Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Brussels  •  4h 20m

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

Train  •  8h 54m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Fr
  2. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys

Train via Strasbourg  •  10h 28m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel Sbb Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg Ter
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv

Bus  •  14h 49m

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

Bus, train  •  17h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Lampugnano to Luxembourg P&R Gasperich/Howald Milan Lampugnano - Luxembourg P&R Gasperich/Howald / ...
  2. Take the train from Arlon to Bruxelles-Central Ic / ...

Drive  •  8h 55m

  1. Drive from Milan to Brussels 877.3 km
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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Brussels is to bus which costs €40 - €55 and takes 14h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Brussels is to fly which costs €55 - €250 and takes 4h 8m.

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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-North train station via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Chambery Challes Les Eaux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 54m.

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It is 698 km from Milan to Brussels. It is approximately 877.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Milan to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 8h 54m and costs €170 - €370.

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It takes approximately 4h 8m to get from Milan to Brussels, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Milan to Brussels is to fly which takes 4h 8m and costs €55 - €250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €170 - €370 and takes 8h 54m, you could also bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 14h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 698 km
  • Duration: 4h 8m

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

Brussels Airlines, Alitalia and three other airlines fly from Milan to Brussels every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Brussels via Chambery Challes Les Eaux in around 8h 54m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €360
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €460
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Train operators
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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €45
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€41 - €45
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€150 - €320
Website
Thalys
Standard
€150 - €210
Comfort
€160 - €220
Premium
€230 - €320
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
4h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €180
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€75 - €110
1st Class
€130 - €180
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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Arlon to Bruxelles-Central
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €26
1st Class
€27 - €40
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
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Bus from Charleroi Airport to Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Flibco
Standard Ticket
€11 - €14
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 Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €50
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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Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Luxembourg P&R Gasperich/Howald
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
Marino Autolinee

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

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

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Milan to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Brussels is 877 km. It takes approximately 8h 55m to drive from Milan to Brussels.

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Air Dolomiti, KLM, Alitalia and two other airlines offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Brussels 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 €1 - €3.

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