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Taking the train from Geneva to Milan

Take the train from Geneva to Milando away with rushed airport transfers and get from Switzerland to Italy in less than four hours. The journey between these two cities by train is both suitably diplomatic – trains are so wonderfully stress-free like that – and chic, because what isn’t to love about intercontinental rail journeys? That’s just enough time to decide on your best angle as you head towards Europe’s fashion capital.

You can travel directly between these two cities, or make a change along the way, travelling on SBB and Trenitalia trains. Trenitalia’s fleet offer more than a dozen services a day, making your journey through Europe comfortable with spacious seats and glorious views.

Once you arrive into Milan’s central station, it’s just an 8-minute Metro ride to see the magnificent Duomo di Milano cathedral in all its beauty. Read up on train times, ticket prices and FAQs below to plan your perfect trip from Geneva to Milan by train.

Geneva to Milan by train

It takes an average of 7h 01m to travel from Geneva to Milan by train, over a distance of around 155 miles (250 km). There are normally 19 trains per day travelling from Geneva to Milan and tickets for this journey start from €29.73 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 01m
Price€29.73 - €197.66
Distance155 miles (250 km)
Frequency19 trains per day
Departure stationGeneva
Arrival stationMilan
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Geneva to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Geneva to Milan for Tuesday 2nd Jun 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:15 15:50 6h 35m, 1 change
12:12 16:40 4h 28m, 1 change
13:39 17:40 4h 01m, direct
14:15 20:50 6h 35m, 1 change
14:30 20:14 5h 44m, 2 changes
17:12 21:40 4h 28m, 1 change
18:39 22:40 4h 01m, direct
19:15 06:13 10h 58m, 2 changes
21:04 06:31 9h 27m, 3 changes
21:04 06:37 9h 33m, 2 changes

Trenitalia trains from Geneva to Milan

You can travel from Geneva to Milan 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 Geneva to Milan

Train tickets from Geneva to Milan start at €29.73 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €80.14.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price66.85
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price70.37
on the day
avg. single price80.14

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 Geneva to Milan 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Geneva to Milan? 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 Geneva to Milan take?

The average journey time by train between Geneva and Milan is 7 hours and 1 minute, with around 19 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 Geneva and Milan by train?

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

How much does the train from Geneva to Milan cost?

Train tickets from Geneva to Milan can start from as little as €29.73 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 Geneva to Milan?

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

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

The first train from Geneva to Milan leaves at 05:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Geneva to Milan leaves at 23:20. 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 Geneva and Milan by train?

Trains travelling from Geneva to Milan 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 Milan to Geneva. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Geneva to Milan.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Geneva to Milan for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/06/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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