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There are 11 ways to get from Munich to Milan by bus, train, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Milan N728 / ...

15€ - 31€

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Train  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Verona Porta Nuova Ecb
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale Re6

52€ - 69€

Bus, train  •  8h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Munich, ZOB to Como, FS Stazione San Giovanni RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale Re / ...

35€ - 58€

Night train  •  12h

  1. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Milano P.Garibaldi Nj

65€ - 90€

Rideshare  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Milan 493.2 km

29€

Drive  •  5h 5m

  1. Drive from Munich to Milan 493.1 km

60€ - 90€

Fly Munich to Milan Malpensa  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MUC - MXP

63€ - 295€

Fly Munich to Milan Linate  •  6h 11m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Milan Linate (LIN) MUC - LIN

63€ - 321€

Fly Munich to Zurich, train  •  6h 51m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Chiasso
  3. Take the train from Chiasso to Milano Centrale

137€ - 350€

Fly Munich to Turin, train  •  5h 54m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Turin (TRN) MUC - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale

89€ - 327€

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Milan Linate  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Milan Linate (LIN) STR - LIN

188€ - 449€

Munich to Milan by train

The train journey time between Munich and Milan is around 7h 51m and covers a distance of around 577 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 51m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and Trenord, the Munich to Milan train service departs from Muenchen Ost and arrives in Milano Centrale. Typically 35 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Munich to Milan train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Milan is 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Milan is to bus which costs 15€ - 35€ and takes 7h 3m.

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The fastest way to get from Munich to Milan is to fly. Taking this option will cost 60€ - 300€ and takes 4h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Munich station to Milan. However, there are services departing from Munich central bus station and arriving at via bazzoni, 14 prima di p.za conciliazione via via natta dopo via trenno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 3m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Muenchen Hbf and arriving at Milano P.Garibaldi. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 12h.

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The distance between Munich and Milan is 348 km. The road distance is 493.1 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Milan without a car is to bus which takes 7h 3m and costs 15€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 7h 3m to get from Munich to Milan, including transfers.

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

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Munich to Milan train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Muenchen Ost station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Milan is to bus which takes 7h 3m and costs 15€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 7h 46m, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 300€ and takes 4h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Milan.
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  • Distance: 348.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 3m

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Milan, Italy?

FlixBus operates a bus from Munich central bus station to Milan once daily. Tickets cost 24€ - 29€ and the journey takes 6h 35m. RegioJet also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Munich to Milan via Verona Porta Nuova in around 7h 46m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 370€
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 430€
Flights from Munich to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Flights from Munich to Milan Linate via Hannover, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Flights from Munich to Milan Linate via Berlin Brandenburg Apt, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Flights from Munich to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
15€ - 240€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Flights from Munich to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
15€ - 240€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Munich to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 400€
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Munich to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 310€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Munich to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
150€ - 460€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Munich to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
85€ - 1300€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Munich to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 220€
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Munich to Milan Linate via Malta
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Ost to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Trenord
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 Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chiasso to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 23€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
30€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
18€ - 20€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
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 Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 60€
1st Class
45€ - 60€
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
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 Munich central bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 29€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Munich, ZOB to Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Munich, ZOB to Como, FS Stazione San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
RegioJet
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 Munich to Milan
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Munich to Milan train services, operated by Trenord, arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Milan is 493 km. It takes approximately 5h 5m to drive from Munich to Milan.

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Air Dolomiti, easyJet and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 4305+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Munich and Milan. 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 Munich to Munich Airport is to line 6805 train which takes 36 min and costs 6€ - 10€.

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