There are 7 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 Geneve Ec

SFr 85 - SFr 200

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Bus  •  6h 9m

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

SFr 16 - SFr 29

5 alternative options

Train via Rho Fieramilano  •  5h 14m

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

SFr 82 - SFr 192

Rideshare  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Genève 322.7 km

SFr 27

Drive  •  3h 35m

  1. Drive from Milan to Geneva 322.5 km

SFr 45 - SFr 70

Fly from Milan Linate  •  2h 31m

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

SFr 86 - SFr 370

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  6h 10m

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

SFr 87 - SFr 394

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Geneva is to bus which costs 15€ - 27€ and takes 6h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Geneva is to fly which costs 75€ - 350€ and takes 2h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Geneva station. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Geneva - Bus station via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 9m.

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

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The distance between Milan and Geneva is 250 km. The road distance is 322.5 km.

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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 Geneve takes 4h 1m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Milan to Geneva bus services, operated by Blablabus, 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 75€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 27€ and takes 6h 9m, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 350€ and takes 2h 31m.

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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 3 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 85 - SFr 200 and the journey takes 4h 1m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Milan to Geneva - Bus station twice daily. Tickets cost SFr 15 - SFr 19 and the journey takes 4h 50m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 220
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 220
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 220
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 220
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 220
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 400
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 490
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Tunis
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 250 - SFr 800
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 400 - SFr 650
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 200
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 85 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 140 - SFr 200
Train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 190
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 80 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 140 - SFr 190
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 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 19
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Book at
eurolines.ch
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, Milan to Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 27
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 Blablabus, arrive at Geneva - Bus 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 323 km. It takes approximately 3h 35m to drive from Milan to Geneva.

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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Milan to Geneva train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 420+ 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 18 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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