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There are 5 ways to get from Milan to Colmar by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Colmar

$53 - $152

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Bus, train  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Lampugnano Station to Basel
  2. Take the train from Gare de Basel-SBB to Gare de Colmar Basel-SBB - Strasbourg / ...

$49 - $67

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Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Colmar 256.3 miles

$60 - $90

Fly from Milan Malpensa, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Colmar

$135 - $375

Train to Lugano, fly, train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
  2. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Colmar

$152 - $354

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Colmar is to bus and train which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 9 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Colmar is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Colmar. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Colmar via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 14 min.

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The distance between Milan and Colmar is 323 km. The road distance is 410.1 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Colmar without a car is to train which takes 5 h 14 min and costs 45€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Milan to Colmar, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Milan to Colmar train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Colmar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Colmar is 410 km. It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to drive from Milan to Colmar.

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  • Distance: 201.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Colmar, France?

You can take a train from Milan to Colmar via Basel SBB in around 5 h 14 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
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
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$26 - $28
First
$38
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 Colmar
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Basel-SBB to Gare de Colmar
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$23 - $35
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milan Lampugnano Station to Basel
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Mailand Lampugnano to Basel Station Sbb
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
globtour.com

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Swiss offers flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 1207+ hotels available in Colmar. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs 10€ - 14€.

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