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Fly Milan Linate to Brussels, train  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Brussels (BRU) LIN - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Hasselt

€59 - €193

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Fly Milan Bergamo to Eindhoven, train, line 45 bus  •  7h 37m

  1. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Eindhoven (EIN) BGY - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Maastricht
  3. Take the line 45 bus from Maastricht Station perron D to Genk Shopping Center perron 1

€34 - €106

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Brussels, train  •  6h 28m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Brussels (BRU) MXP - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Hasselt

€49 - €146

Fly Milan Linate to Dusseldorf, train, line 45 bus  •  8h 4m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LIN - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Herzogenrath, Bf
  3. Take the train from Herzogenrath to Maastricht
  4. Take the line 45 bus from Maastricht Station perron D to Genk Shopping Center perron 1

€98 - €429

Fly Milan Bergamo to Cologne Bonn, train  •  8h 2m

  1. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BGY - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
  3. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Maastricht

€37 - €182

Fly Milan Bergamo to Charleroi, train, line 1 bus  •  8h 14m

  1. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Charleroi (CRL) BGY - CRL
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Hasselt
  3. Take the line 1 bus from Hasselt Station perron 12 to Genk Station perron 11

€43 - €136

Train  •  12h 59m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Aachen Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Maastricht Re

€195 - €391

Bus  •  17h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Brussels-North train station N836
  2. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Hasselt Station N884

€50 - €64

Train, bus  •  17h 54m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Locarno
  2. Take the train from Locarno to Basel SBB
  3. Take the bus from Basel SBB to Maastricht

Drive  •  8h 36m

  1. Drive from Milan to Genk 920.6 km

€110 - €170

Milan to Genk by train and bus

The journey time between Milan and Genk is around 23h 33m and covers a distance of around 1021 km. The fastest journey normally takes 23h 33m. Operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Milan to Genk service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Genk Shopping Center perron 1. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
23h 33m
Fastest journey time:
23h 33m
Journey distance:
1021 km
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
€195
Carbon emissions:
55 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
11:20
Last service departs at:
11:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan to Genk train and bus schedules

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Italy

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Andorra, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Belgium

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium 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 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Genk is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Genk is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

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

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Genk is to bus which costs €50 - €65 and takes 17h 27m.

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The fastest way to get from Milan to Genk is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €55 - €200 and takes 6h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Genk station. However, there are services departing from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arriving at Genk Station perron 11 via Milan, Brussels-North train station and Hasselt Station perron 12. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 27m.

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The distance between Milan and Genk is 670 km. The road distance is 920.6 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Genk without a car is to train which takes 12h 59m and costs €190 - €400.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from Milan to Genk, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Milan to Genk is to train which takes 12h 59m and costs €190 - €400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €65 and takes 17h 27m.

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Milan to Genk bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Hasselt Station.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Genk.
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  • Distance: 669.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 10m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Genk, Belgium?

You can take a train from Milan to Genk via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Aachen Hbf, Maastricht, and Maastricht Station perron D in around 12h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Genk via via natta, Milan, Brussels-North train station, and Hasselt Station perron 12 in around 17h 27m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Flights from Milan Linate to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €440
Flights from Milan Linate to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €120
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€11 - €110
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €110
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €110
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €390
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €300
Flights from Milan Linate to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €190
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €3500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €500
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €18
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€16 - €18
1st Class
€21 - €24
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€13 - €20
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Herzogenrath, Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Herzogenrath to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Herzogenrath to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €8
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Aachen Hbf to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
arriva.nl
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €35
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Aachen central train station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Flixtrain
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€140 - €310
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€140 - €190
1st Class
€230 - €310
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 Locarno
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Locarno to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Maastricht Station perron D to Genk Shopping Center perron 1
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
Bus from Hasselt Station perron 12 to Genk Station perron 11
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
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 to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Hasselt Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel SBB to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Genk is 921 km. It takes approximately 8h 36m to drive from Milan to Genk.

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

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There are 157+ hotels available in Genk. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 19 min and costs €1 - €3.

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