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!
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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Genève Cornavin and Milan is 7 hours and 29 minutes, with around 24 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Genève Cornavin to Milan is 4 hours and 16 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Genève Cornavin 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Genève Cornavin to Milan without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Genève Cornavin to Milan each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Genève Cornavin to Milan leaves at 06:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Genève Cornavin to Milan leaves at 09:52. 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.
Trains travelling from Genève Cornavin to Milan cover a distance of around 155 miles (250 km) during the journey.