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Geneva to Milan by train

Who doesn’t love a cosmopolitan city break? We know we do, especially if there’s a train involved, especially if there’s a cross-country train involved. Interested? Then board the train from Geneva to Milan, it takes just under four hours, and lets you enjoy a front-row seat to the beautiful scenery of Switzerland and Italy. Plus, with comfortable SBB trains carrying you there, you can sit back, relax and congratulate yourself on a fabulous trip. So, get started in Geneva. Its lake and awe-inspiring fountain are a must-see, but the season’s hottest styles are calling, and that can only mean Milan!

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II houses the very best of Italian fashion houses as well as other global giants of impeccable style, all within its ornate 19th-century arcade. There’s a mosaic bull that is known to give luck if you spin on it, so even if you don’t have a fortune to spend on designer gear, you can still take some good fortune away with you! The neighbouring Duomo perfectly suits the high-fashion feel of the city, after all, it’s topped with a gold Madonnina statue! Sforza Castle has plenty more regal style to offer, with pretty fountains you can dip your feet in on a hot day. Ready for a stylish getaway? Just see our journey info below!

Genève Cornavin to Milan by train

It takes an average of 6h 52m to travel from Genève Cornavin to Milan by train, over a distance of around 155 miles (250 km). There are normally 25 trains per day travelling from Genève Cornavin to Milan and tickets for this journey start from €39 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 01m
Price€39 - €113.90
Distance155 miles (250 km)
Frequency25 trains per day
Departure stationGenève Cornavin
Arrival stationMilan
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Genève Cornavin to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Genève Cornavin to Milan for mardi 14 juil. 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
10:12 16:14 6h 02m, 2 changes
11:12 16:31 5h 19m, 3 changes
11:12 16:35 5h 23m, 2 changes
13:39 17:40 4h 01m, direct
14:15 20:50 6h 35m, 1 change
14:30 20:14 5h 44m, 2 changes
15:12 20:31 5h 19m, 3 changes
15:12 20:37 5h 25m, 2 changes
17:12 21:40 4h 28m, 1 change

Trenitalia trains from Genève Cornavin to Milan

You can travel from Genève Cornavin 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 Genève Cornavin to Milan

Train tickets from Genève Cornavin to Milan start at €39 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 €85.19.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price62
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price72.85
on the day
avg. single price85.19

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 Genève Cornavin 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 Genève Cornavin 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 Genève Cornavin to Milan take?

The average journey time by train between Genève Cornavin and Milan is 6 hours and 52 minutes, with around 25 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 Genève Cornavin and Milan by train?

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

How much does the train from Genève Cornavin to Milan cost?

Train tickets from Genève Cornavin to Milan can start from as little as €39 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 Genève Cornavin to Milan?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Genève Cornavin to Milan without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Genève Cornavin to Milan. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Genève Cornavin to Milan leave?

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

What time does the last train from Genève Cornavin to Milan leave?

The last train from Genève Cornavin 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 Genève Cornavin and Milan by train?

Trains travelling from Genève Cornavin 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 Genève Cornavin. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Genève Cornavin 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 Genève Cornavin to Milan for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 23/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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