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There are 10 ways to get from Munich to Milan by bus, train, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus

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

9 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Lindau, Reutin Bahnhof
  2. Take the train from Lindau-Reutin to Zuerich Hb
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale

Oktoberfest Transportation

  1. Take the Oktoberfest Transportation from Campingplatz Obermenzing to Milan

Night train

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

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Milan

Drive

  1. Drive from Munich to Milan

Train, fly to Milan Linate

  1. Take the train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Milan Linate (LIN)

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa

  1. Take the train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)

Train, fly to Verona

  1. Take the train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Verona (VRN)
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale

Train, fly to Bologna

  1. Take the train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Bologna (BLQ)
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale

Munich to Milan by bus

The bus journey time between Munich and Milan is around 8h 20m and covers a distance of around 554 km. This includes an average layover time of around 10 min. Operated by FlixBus, RegioJet and ATM, the Munich to Milan bus service departs from Munich central bus station and arrives in conciliazione m1. Typically 31 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

31 Weekly Buses
8h 20m Average Duration
€17 Cheapest Price
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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 €17 - €35 and takes 8h 20m.

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The fastest way to get from Munich to Milan is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost €85 - €290 and takes 4h 20m.

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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 conciliazione m1 via lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 20m.

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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 8h 20m and costs €17 - €35.

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It takes approximately 8h 20m 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 Regional, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Milan is to bus which takes 8h 20m and costs €17 - €35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €140 - €260 and takes 9h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Milan.
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  • Distance: 348.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 20m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Munich central bus station to Milan hourly. Tickets cost €26 - €35 and the journey takes 7h 55m. RegioJet also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Munich to Milan via Lindau-Reutin and Zuerich Hb in around 9h 4m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Munich to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €700
Flights from Munich to Verona
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €750
Flights from Munich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €750
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Munich to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €800
Flights from Munich to Verona
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €750
Flights from Munich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€27 - €180
Train operators
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Lindau, Reutin Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 München Hbf to Lindau, Reutin Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Lindau-Reutin to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €150
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €95
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€35 - €50
1st Class
€65 - €95
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 Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich central bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
RegioJet
Stoke Travel
Phone
+34 937 37 03 73
Email
info@stoketravel.com
Website
stoketravel.com
Bus from Campingplatz Obermenzing to Milan
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€65
Website
Stoke Travel
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 Munich to Milan
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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