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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  •  3h 58m

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

70€ - 197€

Cheapest option

Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly to Frankfurt  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Centrale to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Frankfurt (FRA) BGY - FRA

32€ - 255€

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt  •  4h 15m

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

59€ - 260€

Train to Turin, fly to Frankfurt  •  5h 24m

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

61€ - 390€

Fly Milan Linate to Stuttgart, train  •  5h 35m

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

177€ - 443€

Train  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Chiasso to Zuerich Hb Ec
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

130€ - 226€

Bus, train  •  12h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Ulm Hbf
  2. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

77€ - 152€

Bus  •  13h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Frankfurt central train station N77 / ...

37€ - 47€

Drive  •  6h 18m

  1. Drive from Milan to Frankfurt am Main 665.5 km

80€ - 120€

Milan to Frankfurt am Main by train

The train journey time between Milan and Frankfurt am Main is around 9h 50m and covers a distance of around 672 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 25m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Trenitalia Eurocity and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Milan to Frankfurt am Main train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 35 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Milan to Frankfurt am Main train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt am Main is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt am Main is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt am Main is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 13h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 70€ - 200€ and takes 3h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Frankfurt am Main station. However, there are services departing from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arriving at Frankfurt central train station via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Chiasso and Zuerich Hb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 26m.

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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 8h 26m and costs 130€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 3h 58m 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 Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), 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 58m and costs 70€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 230€ and takes 8h 26m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 13h 24m.

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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 58m

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

Lufthansa and Alitalia fly from Milan to Frankfurt am Main 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Frankfurt am Main via Chiasso and Zuerich Hb in around 8h 26m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Flights from Turin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 310€
Flights from Milan Linate to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 2600€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Turin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 310€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 310€
Flights from Milan Linate to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 200€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
19€ - 130€
Train operators
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 Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
30€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
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
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
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 40m
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 Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Ulm Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Ulm Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Ulm Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
Train from Ulm Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Railjet
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 Chiasso
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chiasso to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
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 Chiasso to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 80€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
35€ - 50€
1st Class
55€ - 80€
Bus operators
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Centrale to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 10€
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Milan to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
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 Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 central train station.

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Milan to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, 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 and Lufthansa offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 1069+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. 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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