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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 6h 29m 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 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 1m
PriceFrom €29
Distance155 miles (250 km)
Frequency19 trains per day
First train05:39
Last train23:20
Departure stationGeneva
Arrival stationMilan
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, Trenitalia, Flixbus

Geneva to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Geneva to Milan for Monday 4th July 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
12:11 Genève16:40 Milano CentraleIR 1819 4h 29m, 1 change
13:39 Genève17:40 Milano CentraleEC 39 4h 1m, direct
14:15 Genève20:50 Milano CentraleIC 527 6h 35m, 1 change
14:29 Genève20:14 Milano Porta GaribaldiIR 1725 5h 45m, 2 changes
17:11 Genève21:40 Milano CentraleIR 1829 4h 29m, 1 change
18:39 Genève22:40 Milano CentraleEC 41 4h 1m, direct

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

The price of train tickets from Geneva to Milan starts at €29 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 6 hours and 29 minutes, 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 ticket prices from Geneva to Milan can start from as little as €29 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?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Geneva to Milan without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Geneva to Milan each day. 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Geneva to Milan for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/04/2022. 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 07/26/2022 for travel on 07/26/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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