There are 11 ways to get from Milan to Düsseldorf by plane, train, subway, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Milan Linate to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LIN - DUS

$48 - $204

Cheapest option

Line 2 subway to Milan Bergamo, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Lanza to Cologno Nord
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) BGY - CGN
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf

$37 - $212

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Dusseldorf (DUS) MXP - DUS

$49 - $208

Fly Milan Malpensa to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) MXP - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf

$62 - $290

Fly Milan Linate to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Frankfurt (FRA) LIN - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Düsseldorf Hbf

$122 - $352

Train via Basel SBB  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice

$154 - $314

Train Trenitalia  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Mannheim Hbf Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice / ...

$152 - $331

Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Düsseldorf N177 / ...

$52 - $92

Bus Eurolines FR  •  18 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Düsseldorf

$137 - $207

Drive, train  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice / ...

$163 - $247

Drive  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Düsseldorf 543.9 miles

$130 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Düsseldorf is to line 2 subway and fly and train which costs 30€ - 190€ and takes 5 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Düsseldorf is to fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Düsseldorf. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Düsseldorf via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Düsseldorf. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Düsseldorf Hbf via Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 23 min.

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The distance between Milan and Düsseldorf is 664 km. The road distance is 870.3 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Düsseldorf without a car is to train which takes 9 h 23 min and costs 130€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Milan to Düsseldorf, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Milan to Düsseldorf is to fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs 40€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 270€ and takes 9 h 23 min, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 80€ and takes 15 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Düsseldorf.
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  • Distance: 415.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Düsseldorf, Germany?

Alitalia, Lufthansa and Air France fly from Milan to Düsseldorf 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Düsseldorf via Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf in around 9 h 23 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $240
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$25 - $240
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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
$80 - $200
Train from Milano Centrale to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Milan to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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