There are 9 ways to get from Milan to Friedrichshafen by train, ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen 4 / ...
  3. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Friedrichshafen Stadt Ire

$85 - $131

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Bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Zurich N177 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Friedrichshafen 006 / ...

$20 - $62

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Train, ferry  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Romanshorn 8 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai

$86 - $138

Bus, ferry  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse RegioJet
  2. Take the ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai 166-Y

$29 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Friedrichshafen 221 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Milan Linate to Friedrichshafen  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) LIN - FDH

$77 - $397

Fly Milan Malpensa to Zurich, train, ferry  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Romanshorn
  3. Take the ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai

$123 - $346

Train to Lugano, fly to Zurich, train, ferry  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
  2. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Romanshorn
  4. Take the ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai

$142 - $326

Fly Milan Malpensa to Stuttgart, train  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Stuttgart (STR) MXP - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Friedrichshafen Stadt

$88 - $221

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Friedrichshafen is to bus and ferry which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 8 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Friedrichshafen is to drive which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Friedrichshafen. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Friedrichshafen via Milan, Milan and Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Friedrichshafen. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Friedrichshafen Stadt via Zürich HB and Schaffhausen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 19 min.

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The distance between Milan and Friedrichshafen is 245 km. The road distance is 353.5 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Friedrichshafen without a car is to train which takes 6 h 19 min and costs 70€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from Milan to Friedrichshafen, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Milan to Friedrichshafen is to train which takes 6 h 19 min and costs 70€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 55€ and takes 8 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 340€ and takes 6 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Friedrichshafen.
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  • Distance: 153 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

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

You can take a train from Milan to Friedrichshafen via Zuerich Hb, Zürich HB, and Schaffhausen in around 6 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Friedrichshafen via lampugnano m1, Milan, Milan, and Zurich in around 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Friedrichshafen via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Friedrichshafen via London City, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
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 Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$27 - $29
First
$39
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 Zürich HB to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Friedrichshafen Stadt
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Romanshorn
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Romanshorn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Friedrichshafen Stadt
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano to St.Gallen, Lagerstrasse
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Ferry operators
BSB Ferries
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 3640-0
Email
info@bsb.de
Website
bsb.de
Ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
bsb.de

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Friedrichshafen Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Milan to Friedrichshafen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Friedrichshafen station.

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Milan to Friedrichshafen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Friedrichshafen Stadt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Friedrichshafen is 354 km. It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to drive from Milan to Friedrichshafen.

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Brussels Airlines, Alitalia, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Friedrichshafen Airport.

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There are 990+ hotels available in Friedrichshafen. Prices start at $77 USD 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€ - 2€.

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