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There are 5 ways to get from Milan to Ferney-Voltaire by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly  •  2h 41m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA

78€ - 206€

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Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Geneva 507 / ...

20€ - 39€

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Train  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genève Ec

85€ - 194€

Night bus  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the night bus from Milan to Geneva N405

28€ - 42€

Drive  •  3h 36m

  1. Drive from Milan to Ferney-Voltaire 323.5 km

40€ - 60€

Milan to Ferney-Voltaire by train and bus

The journey time between Milan and Ferney-Voltaire is around 5h 4m and covers a distance of around 379 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 39m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Trenitalia Eurocity and Transports Publics Genevois, the Milan to Ferney-Voltaire service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Ferney, mairie. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 4m
Fastest journey time:
4h 39m
Services per week:
13
Cheapest price:
85€
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:20
Last service departs at:
19:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan to Ferney-Voltaire train and bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ferney-Voltaire is 800 130 000.

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The social distance requirement in Ferney-Voltaire is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Ferney-Voltaire is to bus which costs 19€ - 40€ and takes 7h.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Ferney-Voltaire is to fly which costs 75€ - 210€ and takes 2h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Ferney-Voltaire. However, there are services departing from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arriving at Ferney, mairie via Milan and Genève, Cornavin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h.

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The distance between Milan and Ferney-Voltaire is 254 km. The road distance is 323.5 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Ferney-Voltaire without a car is to train which takes 5h 9m and costs 85€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 2h 41m to get from Milan to Ferney-Voltaire, including transfers.

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Milan to Ferney-Voltaire bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Ferney-Voltaire is to fly which takes 2h 41m and costs 75€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 85€ - 200€ and takes 5h 9m, you could also bus, which costs 19€ - 40€ and takes 7h.

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Milan to Ferney-Voltaire bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva station.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Ferney-Voltaire.
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  • Distance: 254.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 41m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Ferney-Voltaire, France?

Alitalia flies from Milan to Ferney-Voltaire twice daily. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Milano Centrale to Genève once daily. Tickets cost 100€ - 180€ and the journey takes 4h 34m. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 270€
Train operators
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 Genève
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Geneve
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 180€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
75€ - 110€
1st Class
130€ - 180€
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Milan to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Blablabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Ferney-Voltaire is 323 km. It takes approximately 3h 36m to drive from Milan to Ferney-Voltaire.

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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 189+ hotels available in Ferney-Voltaire. Prices start at 75€ 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 1€ - 3€.

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