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Milan to Geneva by train

The journey from Milan to Geneva by train is 155.31 mi and takes 8 hr 8 min. There are 193 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:30 AM and the last at 11:19 PM. It is possible to travel from Milan to Geneva by train for as little as $5.34 or as much as $197.26. The best price for this journey is $5.34.

Lowest Price$5.34
Journey Duration8 hr 8 min
Connection per Day193
Lowest Price$5.34
Highest Price$197.26
First Departure5:30 AM
Last Departure11:19 PM
Distance155.31 mi
DepartureMilan
ArrivalGeneva
CarriersAutobus, DB - IntercityMore

Milan to Geneva Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2024

Traveling from Milan to Geneva by Train

The train journey from Milan, Italy's fashion and design capital, to Geneva, Switzerland's hub of international diplomacy and finance, offers a scenic and comfortable experience. Covering a significant distance, this route typically takes around 8 hr 8 min. There are, on average, 193 daily train connections available, providing passengers with several departure options. Booking tickets in advance is advisable to ensure the best fares and seat availability, especially during peak travel times. The journey begins at Milan Central Station and culminates at Geneva Cornavin Station.

Services such as Trenitalia and SBB (Swiss Federal Railways) operate on this route, offering a range of travel classes and amenities. Trenitalia's Frecciarossa trains, known for their speed and comfort, feature spacious seating, power outlets, and a selection of entertainment options. First Class on these trains includes access to FrecciaClub lounges at significant stations, complimentary meals, and enhanced comfort. SBB trains offer a comfortable travel experience with free Wi-Fi, spacious seating, and dining options. First-class compartments provide additional comforts, such as quieter environments and complimentary refreshments.

In contrast, regional and intercity trains offer a more economical option with basic amenities, ideal for budget-conscious travelers. These trains provide standard seating and a snack car, catering to passengers' essential needs. Each service caters to different preferences: Trenitalia for speed and luxury and SBB for reliability and scenic routes.

Upon arriving at Geneva Cornavin Station, passengers have many local transportation options. Geneva's public transport network connects through this central hub, including trams, buses, and boats. Additionally, taxis and ride-share services are easily accessible just outside the station.

Things to Do/See in Geneva:

  1. Lake Geneva: Enjoy the stunning views and take a boat tour of this iconic lake.
  2. Jet d'Eau: Witness one of the city's most famous landmarks, a large water fountain on Lake Geneva.
  3. Old Town: Explore the historic heart of Geneva, with its narrow streets and charming squares.
  4. United Nations Office: Visit the European headquarters of the UN for a tour.
  5. St. Pierre Cathedral: Climb the tower for panoramic views of the city.
  6. Red Cross Museum: Learn about the history and work of the International Red Cross.
  7. Carouge: Discover this bohemian neighborhood known for its artisan shops and cafes.
  8. Parc des Bastions: Relax in this beautiful park and see the Reformation Wall.
  9. Patek Philippe Museum: Explore the world of Swiss watchmaking.
  10. Mont Salève: Take a cable car ride for spectacular views over Geneva and the surrounding Alps.

What to Eat in Geneva:

  1. Fondue: Enjoy this classic Swiss dish made with melted cheese.
  2. Raclette: Another cheese specialty, served melted with potatoes and pickles.
  3. Chocolate: Sample some of the world's best Swiss chocolate.
  4. Filets de Perche: Fresh fish from Lake Geneva, usually served with a butter sauce.
  5. Rösti: A Swiss potato dish, often served as a side.
  6. Swiss Wine: Try local wines, particularly those from the Geneva region.
  7. Longeole: A Geneva sausage flavored with fennel seeds.
  8. Meringues with Double Cream: A sweet treat from the nearby Gruyère region.
  9. Swiss Pastries: Indulge in a variety of delicious pastries at local bakeries.
  10. Geneva-style Potatoes: Potatoes cooked with butter, garlic, and parsley.

Day Trips from Geneva:

  1. Montreux: Famous for its jazz festival and the Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva.
  2. Annecy, France: Known as the "Venice of the Alps" for its canals and medieval architecture.
  3. Lausanne: Home to the Olympic Museum and a beautiful old town.
  4. Chamonix, France: A famous alpine city offering spectacular views of Mont Blanc.
  5. Gruyères: A medieval picturesque city known for its cheese.
  6. Yvoire, France: A charming medieval village on the French side of Lake Geneva.
  7. Lavaux Vineyards: UNESCO-listed terraced vineyards with stunning views over the lake.
  8. Evian, France: Famous for its mineral water, with a lovely promenade along Lake Geneva.
  9. Nyon is a lakeside town with Roman ruins and a castle.
  10. Jura Mountains: Ideal for hiking, skiing, and enjoying nature.

Travel Tips for Geneva:

When visiting Geneva, efficiently navigate the city using its comprehensive public transportation system, including trams, buses, and boats, and consider using the Geneva Transport Card for unlimited travel. The city's temperate climate calls for layered clothing to adapt to warm summers and chilly winters. Dive into the local culture by exploring the bohemian neighborhood of Carouge and the scenic lakeside area near the Jet d'Eau. Indulge in Geneva's diverse culinary scene, from traditional Swiss dishes like fondue and raclette to exquisite international cuisine, and taste the renowned Swiss chocolates and local wines. Be mindful of the city's high living costs, especially when dining and shopping, and remember that most shops close early in the evening and on Sundays.

If the idea of a train journey from Milan to Geneva appeals to you, let Virail guide your travels. With a commitment to providing personalized travel experiences, Virail ensures a seamless and memorable journey.

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Cheap train tickets from Milan to Geneva
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Milan to Geneva.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Milan to Geneva, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Milan to Geneva.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $5.34 to $65.01 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 92% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Milan to Geneva

The cheapest Milan - Geneva train tickets can be found for as low as $5.34 if you’re lucky, or $58.49 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $212.97.

Find the best day to travel to Geneva by train

When travelling to Geneva by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Eurocity (EC) trains are specifically designed for short and long-distance travel, connecting major cities in various European countries as part of the extensive international train services. Eurocity (EC) trains are operated by a range of national railway companies across Europe, including Deutsche Bahn (Germany), SNCF (France), Trenitalia (Italy), SBB (Switzerland), and ÖBB (Austria). The Eurocity (EC) service offers regular schedules and convenient connections between prominent cities like Paris, Berlin, Milan, and Vienna.

Frecciarossa, operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company, is a renowned high-speed train service in Italy. FRECCIAROSSA trains, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, connect major cities including Rome, Milan, Naples, Florence, and Turin.

While not as swift as the high-speed ICE trains, Deutsche Bahn’s InterCity trains boast speeds up to 200km/h, offering spacious carriages and dining options. Operating across numerous German routes, such as Cologne-Hamburg, these trains also extend to international destinations, including Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Some routes even feature double-deck trains.

Ticket types and facilities from Milan to Geneva

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by EuroCity, Frecciarossa and DB - Intercity when traveling from Milan to Geneva.

Second Class

With Deutsche Bahn's Eurocity trains, a second-class ticket guarantees you a more affordable journey. Throughout your trip, you can access basic facilities like electrical outlets, air conditioning, and a bar carriage.
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First Class

If you wish to elevate your travel experience in a quieter place with additional services such as adjustable seats, more legroom, catering service, and seat selection, you can opt for the first-class tickets on Deutsche Bahn's Eurocity trains.
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Premium

Premium service includes a wider seat, more legroom, and access to additional amenities such as a welcome drink and a choice of newspapers. Coach 4 on the Frecciarossa 1000 train is reserved for the Premium level.
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Standard

Standard is the basic level of service and includes a comfortable seat and access to basic onboard services. Coaches 5-8 are for the Standard level with seats covered in gray eco-leather.
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Executive

Executive is the highest level of service and includes all of the amenities of the Business level, as well as a personal entertainment system, and gourmet meals served by a dedicated onboard chef.
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Business

Business service is designed for business travelers and includes all of the amenities of the Premium level, as well as access to a dedicated Business Lounge and priority boarding. Coaches 2 and 3 of Frecciarossa 1000 are reserved for the Business level of service.
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Second Class

On SBB Intercity trains, in addition to basic amenities for Second Class ticket, there's a Family Zone specially designed to offer comfort for families with children. If you get hungry during the journey, you can enjoy tasty meals in the restaurant carriage.
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First Class

On Deutsche Bahn IC trains, if you have a Flexpreis First Class ticket in addition to the standard second class offerings, you can access Fast Track and DB lounges at some German stations for free and enjoy the complimentary refreshments. Plus, experience a quieter travel environment and savor the view.

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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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DB's EC trains feature recently updated coaches equipped with power sockets.
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Deutsche Bahn is progressively adding free WiFi to their EC trains.
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On DB Eurocity trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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The Mobility Service assists with boarding, disembarking, and train transitions. Additionally, the staff is ready to address any inquiries or provide support to ensure a smooth journey.
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On EC trains, dine in the onboard restaurant or grab a quick bite from the bistro. First Class passengers receive complimentary meals at their seat. DB provides diverse, locally-sourced food options, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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DB's EC trains now boast modernized carriages with air conditioning.
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On Frecciarossa trains, free WiFi is available. Use their Portale FRECCE service to watch movies, TV, and catch up on news. It also provides travel updates and additional booking options.
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Seek serenity? Frecciarossa offers designated quiet zones for Business Class to ensure a peaceful journey, free from distractions.
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No matter the model – be it ETR 500, ETR 600, ETR 700, or ETR 1000 – every seat comes with its power socket to keep your devices charged.
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On Frecciarossa trains, you won't face any restrictions on the amount of luggage you can bring on board. You can easily stow small bags and items in overhead racks or under your seat, while larger suitcases can be placed in the luggage racks situated in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Special assistance is a call away for those who require it. Dial the toll-free 800 90 60 60 from Italian landlines or the international number +3902323232 from any phone, including from abroad.
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Satiate your hunger at the FrecciaBistrò, stationed at the train's center. Or, for added convenience, order directly to your seat through the Portale FRECCE's EasyBistrò. Premium and Business Class travelers receive complimentary snacks and drinks, while Executive Class passengers delight in gourmet meals curated by chef Carlo Cracc.
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No matter the weather outside, stay comfortably cool with onboard air-conditioning.
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Folding bikes are allowed as hand luggage, while non-folding bikes need to be disassembled and placed in travel cases shown to the conductor or platform staff before boarding, and stowed in a specific part of the train.
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Deutsche Bahn is rolling out free WiFi on their IC trains, with some already offering the service.
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All seats in both classes have power sockets on DB IC trains.
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On IC trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Deutsche Bahn's Mobility Service provides assistance for boarding, disembarking, and train transfers. Staff are on hand to address questions and ensure a smooth trip.
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On the DB IC trains, there's a restaurant for meals or a bistro for snacks. You can eat at the bistro or in your seat. First Class passengers get free food at their seat. The menu changes but always has local food, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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Intercity trains have air-conditioned sections.
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For IC trains, a ticket and reservation are required for bicycles, with the reservation cost included. Bikes are typically stored in second class carriages, though your seat may be elsewhere.
Services on board Autobus, DB - Intercity and EuroCity from Milan to Geneva
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Milan to Geneva CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
17.5kg
Bus
18.75kg
Flight
49.99kg
Car
39.99kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Milan to Geneva by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Milan and Geneva are 17.5kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Milan and Geneva? By taking the train between Milan and Geneva you will save 32.49kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.25kg compared to a bus and 22.49kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Milan to Geneva?
A train ticket from Milan to Geneva is $88.03. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $5.34.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Milan to Geneva?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Milan to Geneva is $5.34. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Milan and Geneva by train?
Milan to Geneva is 155.31 mi.
How long does the train between Milan and Geneva take?
Milan to Geneva is on average 8 hr 8 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 21 min.
Which companies operate from Milan to Geneva?
The train journey from Milan to Geneva is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Autobus, DB - Intercity, EuroCity, Frecciarossa, TRN, Regionale Veloce and DB - Regional Express.
How many train connections per day go from Milan to Geneva?
Milan to Geneva has 193 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Milan to Geneva leave?
The earliest train from Milan to Geneva departs at 5:30 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Milan to Geneva depart?
The latest train from Milan to Geneva departs at 11:19 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Milan to Geneva in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $5.34 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Milan to Geneva by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Milan and Geneva is 5 hr 21 min.
Is there a direct train from Milan to Geneva?
Yes, there is a direct train between Milan and Geneva.
What are the CO2 emissions for Milan to Geneva by train?
The train journey from Milan to Geneva creates 17.5kg of CO2 emissions.

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