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There are 7 ways to get from Modena to Milan by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the train from Modena to Milano Centrale Fa / ...

12€ - 60€

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Rideshare  •  2h 19m

  1. Take the rideshare from Modena to Milan 175.1 km

10€

5 alternative options

Train via Reggio Emilia  •  1h 58m

  1. Take the train from Modena to Reggio Emilia Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Reggio Emilia to Milano Centrale 9940 / ...

16€ - 79€

Train, line 54 bus  •  2h 57m

  1. Take the train from Modena to Milano Lambrate Re
  2. Take the line 54 bus from stazione lambrate m2 to duomo m1 m3 54

13€ - 26€

Bus  •  3h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Modena, Modena to Milan, Milan 539 / ...

13€ - 16€

Bus via Modena  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Modena to Milano Lampugnano

28€ - 41€

Drive  •  1h 42m

  1. Drive from Modena to Milan 175.7 km

23€ - 35€

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The cheapest way to get from Modena to Milan is to rideshare which costs 10€ and takes 2h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Modena to Milan is to train which costs 12€ - 60€ and takes 1h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Modena to Milan. However, there are services departing from Modena, Modena and arriving at conciliazione m1 via lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Modena and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 18m.

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The distance between Modena and Milan is 164 km. The road distance is 175.7 km.

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The best way to get from Modena to Milan without a car is to train which takes 1h 18m and costs 12€ - 60€.

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The train from Modena to Milano Centrale takes 1h 18m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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Modena to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Modena station.

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The best way to get from Modena to Milan is to train which takes 1h 18m and costs 12€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 17€ and takes 3h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Modena to Milan.
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  • Distance: 163.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 18m

What companies run services between Modena, Italy and Milan, Italy?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Modena to Milano Centrale every 4 hours. Tickets cost 16€ - 60€ and the journey takes 1h 18m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Modena, Modena to Milan, Milan every 4 hours. Tickets cost 12€ - 15€ and the journey takes 2h 50m.

Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Modena to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 60€
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
16€ - 22€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
40€ - 60€
Train from Modena to Reggio Emilia
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
6€ - 9€
Base Standard
18€ - 25€
Base Premium
24€ - 35€
Trenitalia

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 Modena to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 24€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
22€ - 24€
Train from Modena to Reggio Emilia
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
2€ - 5€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
4€ - 5€
Train from Modena to Milano Lambrate
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 25€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
22€ - 25€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Modena to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
12€ - 17€
Train from Modena to Reggio Emilia
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
3€ - 5€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Reggio Emilia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
17€ - 24€
Smart Low Cost
14€ - 21€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
Bus operators
ATM

The Metropolitana di Milano (Milan Metro) consists of four lines (a fifth line to Linate Airport is currently under construction), with most of its 100+ stations located underground. A single fare costs €2 and is valid for 90 minutes once validated. Daily, weekly, monthly, annual, student and senior passes are also available.

Contact Details
Phone
02.48.607.607
Website
atm.it
Bus from stazione lambrate m2 to duomo m1 m3
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
1€ - 2€
Website
ATM
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 Modena, Modena to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Modena to Milan
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
10€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Modena to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Modena to Milan is 176 km. It takes approximately 1h 42m to drive from Modena to Milan.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Modena and Milan. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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