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

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Fly Milan Linate to Brussels  •  3h 50m

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

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Fly Milan Bergamo to Charleroi, bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Charleroi (CRL) BGY - CRL
  2. Take the bus from Charleroi Airport to Brussels Zaventem Airport Parking P16

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Brussels  •  4h 2m

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

Train  •  9h 52m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lyon Part Dieu Fr
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv

Train via Strasbourg  •  10h 57m

  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  •  15h 7m

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

Bus via Metz  •  17h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Lampugnano to Metz Boulevard Poincare Luxembourg P&R Gasperich/Howald - Milan Lampugnano
  2. Take the bus from Metz to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

Drive  •  8h 49m

  1. Drive from Milan to Brussels Airport (BRU) 877.4 km

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to bus which costs €45 - €60 and takes 15h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to fly which costs €50 - €190 and takes 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Brussels Airport (BRU). However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Brussels Airport - Zaventem via Lyon Part Dieu and Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 52m.

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It is 697 km from Milan to Brussels Airport (BRU). It is approximately 877.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Milan to Brussels Airport (BRU) without a car is to train which takes 9h 52m and costs €140 - €220.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from Milan to Brussels Airport (BRU), including transfers.

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Milan to Brussels Airport (BRU) train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to fly which takes 3h 50m and costs €50 - €190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €140 - €220 and takes 9h 52m, you could also bus, which costs €45 - €60 and takes 15h 7m.

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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 Airport (BRU) train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Brussels Airport (BRU).
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  • Distance: 697.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 50m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium?

Brussels Airlines, Alitalia and two other airlines fly from Milan to Brussels Airport (BRU) every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Brussels Airport (BRU) via Lyon Part Dieu and Bruxelles-Midi in around 9h 52m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €250
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €150
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €370
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €400
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €400
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 Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€53 - €58
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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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 Lyon Part Dieu to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€130 - €150
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
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 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €200
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Bus from Charleroi Airport to Brussels Zaventem Airport Parking P16
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Flibco
Standard Ticket
€12 - €15
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
Once daily
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 Metz Boulevard Poincare
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Marino Autolinee
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Metz to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Blablabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Brussels Airport (BRU) is 877 km. It takes approximately 8h 49m to drive from Milan to Brussels Airport (BRU).

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KLM, Alitalia, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa 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 .

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