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There are 9 ways to get from Milan to Frankfurt am Main by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Milan Linate to Frankfurt

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Frankfurt (FRA)

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Bus via via orefici p.za cordusio

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Frankfurt

Fly Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Frankfurt (FRA)

Train to Turin, fly to Frankfurt

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
  2. Fly from Turin (TRN) to Frankfurt (FRA)

Fly Milan Linate to Stuttgart, train

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Stuttgart (STR)
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

Train to Verona, fly to Frankfurt

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Frankfurt (FRA)

Train

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Frankfurt central train station

Drive

  1. Drive from Milan to Frankfurt am Main

Milan to Frankfurt am Main by train

The train journey time between Milan and Frankfurt am Main is around 7h 24m and covers a distance of around 697 km. Operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, the Milan to Frankfurt am Main train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Trains
7h 24m Average Duration
€140 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Frankfurt am Main is to bus via via orefici p.za cordusio which costs €30 - €45 and takes 12h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs €85 - €290 and takes 3h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Frankfurt via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 24m.

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The distance between Milan and Frankfurt am Main is 519 km. The road distance is 665.5 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 7h 24m and costs €140 - €310.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Milan to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Milan to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan station.

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Milan to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 3h 59m and costs €85 - €290. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €140 - €310 and takes 7h 24m, you could also bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 12h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 518.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 59m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Lufthansa, Alitalia and Air Dolomiti fly from Milan to Frankfurt am Main every 3 hours. Alternatively, Trenitalia EuroCity operates a train from Milano Centrale to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf once daily. Tickets cost €140 - €310 and the journey takes 7h 24m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Flights from Turin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Flights from Turin to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Flights from Milan Linate to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Flights from Milan Linate to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Verona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €800
Flights from Verona to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €800
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €300
Flights from Turin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Flights from Verona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Flights from Milan Linate to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €260
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 Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €20
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 Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €14
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Railjet
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 Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
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 Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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 Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €95
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 Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €95
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€35 - €50
1st Class
€65 - €95
Train from Milano Centrale to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€140 - €310
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€140 - €190
1st Class
€230 - €310
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Milan to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Milan to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Frankfurt am Main is 665 km. It takes approximately 6h 18m to drive from Milan to Frankfurt am Main.

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Alitalia, Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 350+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at €100 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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