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There are 9 ways to get from Milan to Geneva by train, bus, night train, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Geneve Ec

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Bus  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Geneva 405 / ...

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Train via Rho Fieramilano  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Geneve Ec

Night train  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the night train from Milano Centrale to Genève Ec

Night bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the night bus from Milan to Geneva N405

Rideshare  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Genève 316.4 km

Drive  •  3h 27m

  1. Drive from Milan to Geneva 316.3 km

Fly from Milan Linate  •  2h 34m

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

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  6h 6m

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

Milan to Geneva by train

The train journey time between Milan and Geneva is around 4h 1m and covers a distance of around 367 km. Operated by Trenitalia EuroCity and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Milan to Geneva train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Geneve. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

28 Weekly Trains
4h 1m Average Duration
SFr 110 Cheapest Price
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Italy → Switzerland
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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

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No, returning to Italy from Switzerland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 25 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Geneva is to bus which costs €12 - €21 and takes 6h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Geneva is to fly which costs €80 - €250 and takes 2h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Geneva. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Geneva via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Geneve. Services depart four times a day, 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 €110 - €200.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Geneve takes 4h 1m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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Milan to Geneva train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, 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 €110 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €12 - €21 and takes 6h 24m, you could also fly, which costs €80 - €250 and takes 2h 34m.

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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?

Trenitalia EuroCity operates a train from Milano Centrale to Geneve 4 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 80 - SFr 190 and the journey takes 4h 1m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Geneva 4 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 17 - SFr 21 and the journey takes 5h 5m. Blablabus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 260
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 260
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Alghero
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 260
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 260
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 260
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 260
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 260
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 260
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Brindisi
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 430
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 410
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 410
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 650
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 750
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 Geneve
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 190
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 80 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 130 - SFr 190
Train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 180
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 75 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 130 - SFr 180
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
5h 33m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 200
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Night train from Milano Centrale to Genève
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 200
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 21
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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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Milan to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 16
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Genève
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 25
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva station.

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Milan to Geneva train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, arrive at Geneve station.

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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 194+ 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 .

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