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There are 10 ways to get from Milan to Rotterdam by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LIN - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$58 - $282

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Brussels, train  •  6 h 31 min

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

$48 - $221

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MXP - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$59 - $266

Fly Milan Linate to Brussels, train  •  6 h 23 min

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

$56 - $277

Fly Milan Bergamo to Eindhoven, train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Eindhoven (EIN) BGY - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal

$51 - $274

Train Thalys  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Chambery-Challes-E Tgv
  2. Take the train from Chambery to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys

$318 - $386

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel SBB Ece / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$172 - $334

Bus FlixBus  •  19 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N836
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 818 / ...

$65 - $119

Bus Eurolines CH  •  20 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Lampugnano Station to Zurich
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Rotterdam

$89 - $122

Drive  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Rotterdam 670.7 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 6 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Rotterdam is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS via Milan, Milan and Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Milano Porta Garibaldi and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Chambery. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 47 min.

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The distance between Milan and Rotterdam is 797 km. The road distance is 1073.1 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 10 h 47 min and costs 270€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Milan to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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Milan to Rotterdam train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Milano Porta Garibaldi station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Rotterdam is to train which takes 10 h 47 min and costs 270€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 110€ and takes 19 h 52 min.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 497.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 47 min

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Milan to Rotterdam via Chambery-Challes-E and Chambery in around 10 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Rotterdam via lampugnano m1, Milan, Milan, and Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 19 h 52 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $320
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
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 Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Chambery to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$250 - $310
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$250 - $310
1st Class
$320 - $450
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $130
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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$30 - $120
First
$75 - $190
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
bahn.de
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk to Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milan Lampugnano Station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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

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Milan to Rotterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Rotterdam is 1073 km. It takes approximately 10 h 6 min to drive from Milan to Rotterdam.

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KLM, Alitalia, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 600+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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