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

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Train  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Geneve Eurocity / ...

$85 - $140

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Night bus  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the night bus from Milan to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus

$16 - $22

4 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 20 min

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

$25 - $57

Rideshare  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Genève 200.8 miles

$28

Drive  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Geneva 200.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  2 h 29 min

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

$42 - $210

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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, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Geneve. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 56 min.

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The distance between Milan and Geneva is 250 km. The road distance is 321.1 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 3 h 56 min and costs .

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The train from Milano Centrale to Geneve takes 3 h 56 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Milan to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan, 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 3 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 29 min.

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Milan to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 156 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

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

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Milan to Geneva every 4 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $140 and the journey takes 3 h 56 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan to Geneva twice daily. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
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
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Geneva
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
Night bus from Milan to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
4 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 321 km. It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to drive from Milan to Geneva.

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FlexFlight ApS and Alitalia offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 393+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $85 USD 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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