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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 8h 7m to travel from Geneva to Milan by train, over a distance of around 155 miles (250 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Geneva to Milan and tickets for this journey start from £34.42 when you book in advance.

First train

07:08

Last train

20:38

Departure station

Geneva

Arrival station

Milan

Journey time

From 5h 44m

Distance

155 miles (250 km)

Frequency

16 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £34.42

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, Trenitalia, Flixbus

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.

Trenitalia Eurocity classes from Geneva to Milan

Compare the different travel classes offered by Trenitalia Eurocity when travelling from Geneva to Milan.

Onboard services on Trenitalia Eurocity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Geneva to Milan.

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  • You can take your bags on board Trenitalia's Eurocity trains free of charge.
  • In most cases, there are no luggage size limits – you can even travel with musical instruments and sports equipment. You’ll just need to make sure that your luggage is compatible with the space available on board.
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  • You’ll find a Bar-Bistrò on Eurocity trains that are travelling between Italy, Switzerland and Germany.
  • A minibar trolley service is also available – you can choose from a wide range of snacks and drinks.
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Free WiFi is available on Eurocity Giruno trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children under 4 can travel for free if they're accompanied by an adult and don't occupy a seat.

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Not all Eurocity trains allow you to take your bike on board – you’ll need to check in advance if you can travel with your bike. If that’s the case, you’ll need to buy a ticket and book your bike space before departure at the ticket office.

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Guide and assistance dogs can travel for free and don't need a ticket.

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All of Trenitalia’s Eurocity trains offer dedicated spaces to passengers with disabilities.

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A quiet area (or Area Silenzio) is available on all Eurocity Giruno trains.

Cheap train tickets from Geneva to Milan

The price of train tickets from Geneva to Milan starts at £34.42 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 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 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.

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 8 hours and 7 minutes, with around 16 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 5 hours and 44 minutes.

How much does the train from Geneva to Milan cost?

Train ticket prices from Geneva to Milan can start from as little as £34.42 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Geneva to Milan?

No, there are no direct train services from Geneva to Milan. Travelling from Geneva to Milan by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Geneva to Milan leaves at 07:08. 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 20:38. 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.

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