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Milan to Geneva by train

From high fashion to high peaks, a journey from Milan to Geneva certainly shouldn’t have a downside, and that’s precisely why you should make it by train! This scenic journey from city centre to city centre takes less than four hours, and with Trenitalia’s high-speed fleet offering you a comfy seat and different class options depending on your budget, why would you want to risk traffic jams or delayed flights when the train is so clearly the way to go?

Plus, with four direct trains a day delivering you to Geneva, the gorgeous natural surroundings will make you happy you chose the greener option, too.

Once you arrive into Geneva station, it’s just a 22-minute stroll to the iconic Geneva Water Fountain, stay around this area and enjoy a relaxing meal in one of the many restaurants that line this corner of Lake Geneva. See our FAQs below to learn all about this route before you travel!

Milan to Geneva by train

It takes an average of 7h 17m to travel from Milan to Geneva by train, over a distance of around 155 miles (250 km). There are normally 23 trains per day travelling from Milan to Geneva and tickets for this journey start from $41.52 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 1m
PriceFrom $41.52
Distance155 miles (250 km)
Frequency23 trains per day
First train07:20
Last train22:52
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationGeneva
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, Trenitalia, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus

Milan to Geneva train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Geneva for Tuesday Nov 2nd 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:20 14:50 4h 30m, 2 changes
12:05 16:21 4h 16m, direct
12:25 18:31 6h 6m, 2 changes
12:43 18:47 6h 4m, 2 changes
13:43 19:47 6h 4m, 2 changes
14:10 20:18 6h 8m, 1 change
14:25 19:50 5h 25m, 2 changes
16:20 20:21 4h 1m, direct
17:20 21:54 4h 34m, 1 change
18:20 22:54 4h 34m, direct

Trenitalia trains from Milan to Geneva

You can travel from Milan to Geneva on Trenitalia trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Geneva

The price of train tickets from Milan to Geneva starts at $41.52 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Milan to Geneva by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Milan to Geneva

Want to know more about your journey from Milan to Geneva? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Milan to Geneva take?

The average journey time by train between Milan and Geneva is 7 hours and 17 minutes, with around 23 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Milan and Geneva by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Geneva is 4 hours and 1 minute.

How much does the train from Milan to Geneva cost?

Train tickets from Milan to Geneva can start from as little as $41.52 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Milan to Geneva?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Geneva without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Milan to Geneva each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Milan to Geneva leave?

The first train from Milan to Geneva leaves at 07:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Milan to Geneva leave?

The last train from Milan to Geneva leaves at 22:52. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Milan and Geneva by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Geneva cover a distance of around 155 miles (250 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Geneva to Milan.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan to Geneva for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/02/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 12/02/2021 for travel on 12/02/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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