Geneva to Milan by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $48.88
  2. 30 day advance $61.49
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 58m
  • Distance
    252 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 59m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Geneva to Milan by train

Fast trains from Geneva to Milan take around 3 hours and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 252 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Geneva and Milan.

1. Are there direct trains from Geneva to Milan?

Direct trains from Geneva to Milan have been found.

We usually find around 4 direct trains on the route from Geneva to Milan every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 8 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Geneva to Milan?

The Geneva to Milan train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Geneva to Milan train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Milan is usually scheduled to depart Geneva around 05:39 and the last train is around 18:39. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Geneva around 04:10, and the last at 18:39.

What's the Geneva to Milan train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Geneva to Milan are $48.88.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $61, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

When to book Geneva to Milan train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Geneva to Milan by train.

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Which train companies operate between Geneva and Milan?

More than one train company operates on the route from Geneva to Milan, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • ETR
  • EuroCity
  • InterCity
  • Intercites
  • Intercités

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Milan to Geneva by train

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EuroCity via Simplon Tunnel

The train from Geneva to Milan takes you through the Alps. Comfortable EuroCity services leave Geneva each day for Milan, first skirting the north side of Lake Geneva and then diving through the Simplon Tunnel to reach Italy. Once in Italy, they cut through a corner of Piedmont with marvellous views of Lake Maggiore on the left before dropping gently down to the plains of Lombardy and Milan. You'll see decent views of distant Alpine scenery, but there are no serious close encounters with the hills.

If the timings of direct trains do not suit your schedule, there are additional options each day, requiring a single change of train at Brig. With this one-change option, the total journey time is extended by about 40 minutes and you may find that the fares are not as cheap.

Geneva to Milan Centrale

The direct trains from Geneva to Milan leave from the Gare de Cornavin in the very middle of Geneva. In Milan they arrive at Centrale which is perfect for onward connections, with high-speed trains to major cities across Italy. On the journey from Geneva to Milan, the EuroCity trains make six intermediate stops – four in Switzerland and two in Italy.

To see the best scenery, sit on the right hand side of the train on the first part of the journey out of Geneva, switching to the left side while in the Simplon Tunnel. So Switzerland to starboard, Italy to port.

One train each day on this route continues beyond Milan to Verona, Vicenza, Padua and Venice, thus giving a useful direct link from Geneva to four important cities in the Veneto region.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.