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There are 6 ways to get from Milan to Geneva by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genève Ec

SFr 85 - SFr 200

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Bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Geneva - Bus station Milan > Geneva - Bus station > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine

SFr 15 - SFr 19

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Rideshare  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Genève 316.4 km

SFr 27

Drive  •  3h 27m

  1. Drive from Milan to Geneva 316.3 km

SFr 40 - SFr 65

Fly from Milan Linate  •  2h 33m

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

SFr 87 - SFr 240

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  6h 20m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Geneva (GVA) MXP - GVA

SFr 92 - SFr 245

Milan to Geneva by train

The train journey time between Milan and Geneva is around 4h 16m and covers a distance of around 367 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 16m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and Trenitalia Eurocity, the Milan to Geneva train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Genève. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan to Geneva train schedules

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International entry into Switzerland from Italy

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Campania, Apulia in Italy
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Austria: Oberösterreich, Salzburg
France: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Paris, Normandy, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Germany: Saxony, Thuringia
Italy: Campania, Apulia

This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Hungary, India, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey and Uruguay
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Geneva is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Geneva is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Geneva is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Geneva is to bus which costs 13€ - 18€ and takes 5h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Geneva is to fly which costs 75€ - 220€ and takes 2h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Genève. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 1m.

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It is 250 km from Milan to Geneva. It is approximately 316.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Milan to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 4h 1m and costs 75€ - 180€.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Genève takes 4h 1m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Milan to Geneva 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 Geneva is to train which takes 4h 1m and costs 75€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 18€ and takes 5h 50m, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 220€ and takes 2h 33m.

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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 Geneva train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Genève station.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 249.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 1m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Geneva, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Milano Centrale to Genève twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 110 - SFr 200 and the journey takes 4h 1m. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Milan to Geneva - Bus station once daily. Tickets cost SFr 13 - SFr 17 and the journey takes 4h 35m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 230
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Lamezia Terme
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 230
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 230
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Palermo
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 230
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Nantes
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 230
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 480
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 950
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 370 - SFr 1100
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 490
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 270 - SFr 420
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 750
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 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 200
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 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 200
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 85 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 140 - SFr 200
Bus operators
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
SFr 13 - SFr 17
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Genève
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27
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blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Geneva is 316 km. It takes approximately 3h 27m to drive from Milan to Geneva.

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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 493+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Milan and Geneva. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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