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

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Milan Linate  •  4h 26m

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

$57 - $262

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Train to Brussels, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 59m

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

$47 - $219

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  4h 54m

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

$58 - $245

Train to Brussels, fly to Milan Linate  •  5h 31m

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

$55 - $276

Train to Eindhoven, fly to Milan Bergamo  •  6h 13m

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

$50 - $274

Train inOui TGV  •  10h 57m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi Tgv / ...

$286 - $340

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  12h 54m

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

$225 - $367

Bus FlixBus  •  18h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 819 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Milan, Milan N836

$64 - $119

Bus Eurolines CH  •  19h 33m

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

$94 - $118

Drive  •  10h 6m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Milan 671.7 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Milan is to train and fly which costs 40€ - 190€ and takes 5h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Milan is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 230€ and takes 4h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Milan. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at conciliazione m1 via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Milan. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Milano Porta Garibaldi via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 57m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Milan is 797 km. The road distance is 1074.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Milan without a car is to train which takes 10h 57m and costs 240€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 4h 26m to get from Rotterdam to Milan, including transfers.

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

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Rotterdam to Milan train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Milan is to train which takes 10h 57m and costs 240€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 110€ and takes 18h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Milan.
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  • Distance: 497.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 26m

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Milan via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 10h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Milan via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Milan, Milan, and lampugnano m1 in around 18h 42m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $320
Flights from Eindhoven to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $320
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 Utrecht Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
bahn.de
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
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 Rotterdam to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
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 Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena to Amsterdam, Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Rotterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Milan Lampugnano Station
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Rotterdam to Milan train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Milano Porta Garibaldi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Milan is 1075 km. It takes approximately 10h 6m to drive from Rotterdam to Milan.

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easyJet, Air France, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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