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There are 6 ways to get from Milan to Cortona by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella 9931-33 / ...
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Camuccia-Cortona Re

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Bus  •  9h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Valdichiana

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Train via Milano Rogoredo  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from Milano Rogoredo to Firenze S.M.N. Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Camuccia-Cortona Re

Drive  •  3h 54m

  1. Drive from Milan to Cortona 404.8 km

Fly from Milan Linate, train  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Rome (FCO) LIN - FCO
  2. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Camuccia-Cortona

Fly from Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Rome (FCO) MXP - FCO
  2. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Camuccia-Cortona

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Cortona is to bus which costs €21 - €30 and takes 9h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Cortona is to drive which costs €50 - €75 and takes 3h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Cortona. However, there are services departing from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arriving at Cortona Piazza Mercato via Milano Lampugnano and Foiano Mio Bar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Cortona. However, there are services departing from Duomo M3 and arriving at Camuccia-Cortona via Milano Rogoredo and Firenze S.M.N.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 23m.

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The distance between Milan and Cortona is 330 km. The road distance is 404.8 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Cortona without a car is to train which takes 4h 23m and costs €28 - €80.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Milan to Cortona, including transfers.

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Milan to Cortona bus services, operated by Gruppo Di Maio, depart from Milano Lampugnano station.

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Milan to Cortona train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Milano Rogoredo station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Cortona is to train which takes 4h 23m and costs €28 - €80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €30 and takes 9h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Cortona.
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  • Distance: 329.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 23m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Cortona, Italy?

You can take a train from Milan to Cortona via Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Firenze S.M.N., Camuccia-Cortona, and Camucia Stazione in around 4h 23m. Alternatively, Gruppo Di Maio operates a bus from Milano Lampugnano to Valdichiana once daily. Tickets cost €18 - €26 and the journey takes 6h 10m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €110
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €120
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €110
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€100 - €1400
Train operators
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Train from Milano Rogoredo to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€22 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Camuccia-Cortona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Camuccia-Cortona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €25
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€22 - €25
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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Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Rogoredo to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€23 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €60
Base Premium
€55 - €80
Bus operators
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Valdichiana
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Milan to Cortona bus services, operated by Gruppo Di Maio, arrive at Valdichiana station.

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Milan to Cortona train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Camuccia-Cortona station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Cortona is 405 km. It takes approximately 3h 54m to drive from Milan to Cortona.

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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Rome Airport.

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There are 409+ hotels available in Cortona. Prices start at €87 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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