How to travel from London to Milan

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from London to Milan

You can get from London to Milan by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Milan on Sep 26 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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How to travel from London to Milan?

The trip from London to Milan can be made by air, rail, or road, creating plenty of options for all types of travelers. The fastest way to travel from London to Milan is a two-hour direct flight. Train trips from London to Milan take, on average, about ten to 14 hours, and there are several trains per day. Bus trips take between 22 and 24 hours to arrive in Milan. All services operate from Monday to Friday and on weekends. 

 What is the cheapest way to get from London to Milan?

The cheapest way to travel from London to Milan is by bus with next-day tickets. Buses travel to Paris first, before completing the journey to Milan. Flixbus departs from London Victoria Coach Station and stops at Paris Nord or Gare de Lyon before arrival at Lampugnano Station in Milan, close to the city center. Baltour buses also travel from London to Milan with changes en route. Alternatively, a flight can be a good combination of speed and price, if bus travel is too time-consuming. 

What is the fastest way to travel from London to Milan?

The fastest way to travel from London to Milan is by air. This popular route is serviced by easyJet, Ryanair, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, and British Airways and takes about one hour and 55 minutes to arrive in Milan. Flights depart from London City, Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton, Stansted, and Southend Airport and arrive at Linate, Malpensa, or Bergamo airports. Travelers should allow for transportation to and from airports, which will add an additional two to four hours to their trip. There is, however, easy access to the city center via the express bus or rail services which depart frequently throughout the day and operate from Monday to Friday, with slightly more limited services on weekends.

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Travel from London to Milan by train

There are no direct trains from London to Milan, but Eurostar and Trenitalia travel to Milan via Paris. Trains depart from St Pancras, stopping at Paris Nord or Gare De Lyon before arriving at Lampugnano Station, Milan. There are about 24 departures per day and the journey takes approximately ten hours and 40 minutes, including transfers. There are departures from Monday to Sunday and trains on the weekend, every few hours. The earliest train departs before rush hour and the latest train departs in the mid-evening. There are trains at mid-morning and afternoon, providing plenty of options for travelers throughout the day. 

Travel from London to Milan by bus

The journey from London to Milan by bus is done in two stages, so if a stop in Paris is appealing, then this can be an excellent choice. Passengers travel from London's Victoria coach station to Paris Gare de Lyon or Nord then onwards to Lampugnano station in Milan. The journey takes 24 hours on average, and passengers should allow at least 30 minutes for checking in and baggage. There are a few daily departures, with the earliest bus leaving about mid-morning and the late bus leaving after 8:00 p.m. Upon arrival in Milan, travelers can reach the city center by rental car in about 15 minutes, by Metro and tram, or by taxi or ride-sharing service.

Travel from London to Milan by plane

EasyJet, Ryanair, Alitalia, British Airways, and other airlines fly to Milan. Flights with transfers can take from three to six hours, but there are also plenty of direct flights taking just one hour and 55 minutes. Flights depart from early morning to late evening, and there are usually well over 100 scheduled flights on this route per day. Upon arrival, travelers at Malpensa airport can reach Milan's city center by rental car or take the Malpensa Express or Trenitalia train which takes about 50 minutes and departs every 20 to 40 minutes. Travelers landing at Linate can opt for a taxi or the 73 line, every day of the week, every ten minutes. The first bus departs in the early morning and the last bus leaves after midnight, taking around 30 minutes to reach the city center from the airport. Travelers landing at Bergamo airport can take the K350 city bus, which takes about 50 minutes and departs every 20 to 30 minutes or take the line 406 bus which departs every hour. Travelers can also opt for the Trenord train which takes 50 minutes. 

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FAQs

International travel from London, United Kingdom to Milan, Italy is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Italy if coming from United Kingdom?

Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Milan if traveling from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Milan, Italy due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Italy must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/19/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Milan from London.

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from Italy is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Milan, Italy?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Milan?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 9/24/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Milan here.

You should expect to travel around 595 miles (959 km) between London and Milan.

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