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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 23 Sep we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:00London Luton Airport2h00 22:00Milan Malpensa Airport
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£591One-way
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19:00London Luton Airport2h00 22:00Milan Malpensa Airport
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18:30London Gatwick Airport2h00 21:30Milan Malpensa Airport
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£741One-way
08:10London Stansted Airport1h50 11:00Milan Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport
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£791One-way
07:55London Stansted Airport1h50 10:45Milan Malpensa Airport
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Wed
22 Sep
£18Malta Air
Thu
23 Sep
£54easyJet
Fri
24 Sep
£9Ryanair
Sat
25 Sep
£9Ryanair
Sun
26 Sep
£9Malta Air
Mon
27 Sep
£9Ryanair
Tue
28 Sep
£11Malta Air
Wed
29 Sep
£9Malta Air
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30 Sep
£11Malta Air
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1 Oct
£9Malta Air
Sat
2 Oct
£9Ryanair
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3 Oct
£9Ryanair
Mon
4 Oct
£9Malta Air
Tue
5 Oct
£9Malta Air
Wed
6 Oct
£7Ryanair
Thu
7 Oct
£9Malta Air
Fri
8 Oct
£9Ryanair
Sat
9 Oct
£9Malta Air
Sun
10 Oct
£9Malta Air
Mon
11 Oct
£7Malta Air
Tue
12 Oct
£7Malta Air

Travel Information from London to Milan

distanceDistance595 miles (959 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£14 - £76
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £14 • 1 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £14 • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMalta Air or Flixbus

Take a flight or coach to travel 595 miles (959 km) between London and Milan. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Malta Air or Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from London to Milan.

Travel to Milan – travel tips

While preparing for your journey from London to Milan here are a few tips to bear in mind which can enhance your adventures in the city. For example, most businesses are closed between 2:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and gratuities for restaurant or bar service is not customary or required so it’s ok to leave exact change. Also, Italians never drink cappuccinos or dairy products after lunch as a dietary prohibition and you brush up on the various kinds of coffee so you know what exactly to order once you arrive. You should also invest some cash in a good universal travel adaptor for charging your electronic devices before travelling to Milan. If you enjoy touring structures and buildings, you’ll find much to explore around this city. For some divergent perspectives on design, history and architecture we recommend the 15th century Castellano Sforzesco, former bastion of the mighty Sforza dynasty and the ultra-modern Museum of Cultures or MUDEC with collections dating back to 1200 BC. The Duomo di Milano is Milan’s most iconic landmark and its awesome spires, exterior statues and beautiful stained glass artwork are truly sights to behold.

How to Travel from London to Milan

There are a number of options for those traveling from London to Milan in the United Kingdom. Milan and London are 513 miles apart. Milan uses the Euro as its currency.

London to Milan Travel Comparison

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£43

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£100

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£50

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Travel from London to Milan

Travel from London to Milan is possible by plane train and bus. There are several airlines providing service on this route with a minimum of about 28 daily flights from various London airports which are either direct or with connections. Direct flights from London take about 1h 50minwhile those with connections vary considerably. Train departures from Central London occur at least three times daily via France to Milan which will last nearly 11h with connections since there is no direct train service available. Buses depart Central London twice daily to Milan via Paris and Geneva, requiring almost 18h of total travel time.

About Milan

The northern Italian city Milan is a cosmopolitan metropolis with established industries in finance, sports/entertainment, art/design and is internationally recognised as one of the four fashion capitals of the world. As a founding member of the EU, the national currency is the Euro. Milan enjoys a warm temperate climate with mild to cold winters and humid, hot summers, with variances due to proximity to the Alpine regions. As a fashion capital, Milan enjoys a vibrant and varied nightlife scene with restaurants open from about 7:00 p.m. so you can get an early meal after your trip from London to Milan. After which you can explore the bars and clubs which stay open until at least about 03:00 a.m.

Public transport in Milan

Milan is a major population centre with an excellent public transport system anchored by its three international airports. Azienda Transporti Milanesi (ATM) oversees the entire municipal transit system which comprises trolley bus and over 100 city bus routes, an 18-line tram system and a four-line underground metro. LeNord and Trenord are the operators of suburban, regional and commuter rail service throughout the city, plus there is an intercity railway network as well as international railway services. In addition, you can also find bike and car share facilities around the city of Milan if you prefer to travel under your own steam.

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Important bus, train, airports in Milan

Arrival train station, airports: Milan Centrale Railway Station is the main train terminus and located within the city centre so there is no need for further journeys by car or public transport to get there after your train trip from London to Milan. Facilities at Milan Centrale Railway Station include ticket office, ticket vending machines, executive and club class lounges, shops and restaurants, WC, waiting rooms, ATM, luggage storage, Information Point, vehicle parking and transfer links to bus and metro. Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is the largest and busiest of the three international airports serving the city of Milan. It is located about 30 miles (50 km) or approx. 51min by car to the city centre.

You can also get public transport from Milan Malpensa to Milano Centrale Station which takes about an hour via train and approx. 50minby bus. Airport facilities include hotels, lounges, WC with baby-changing facilities, shops and restaurants, luggage storage, ATMs, banking offices, foreign exchange counters, Information Point, vehicle parking and car hire centre and free Wi-Fi. Milan Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport (BGY) is Milan’s second most important international airport with a location approx. 28 miles (45 km) from the city centre. For public transport options you have bus and metro links from the airport to Central Milan which can take between 1h – 1h 35min depending on the route used.

Facilities at Milan Bergamo Airport include hotels, lounges, WC with baby changing facilities, shops and restaurants, Information Point, luggage storage, ATMs, foreign exchange counters, vehicle parking, car hire centre and free Wi-Fi. Milan Linate Airport (LIN) is the closest of the city’s three international airports to Central Milan at 5.5 miles (9 km). By car it takes about 15min but there are public bus (about 30min), tram (about 50min) and train (about 48 min) links that are much cheaper options to the city centre if you’re flying from London to Milan. Airport facilities at Milan Linate include lounges, WC with baby changing facilities, shops and restaurants, luggage storage, ATMs, banking offices, foreign exchange counters, Information Point, vehicle parking, car hire centre and free Wi-Fi.

Which companies travel to Milan?

Among the airlines providing flights from London to Milan KLM, Air France and Alitalia offers the most frequent service, but there are also low-budget carriers providing flights along this route. All airlines use at least four London metro airports with departures to Milan. Flying is the fastest mode of travel with direct trips lasting about 1h 50minwhile bus trips are the slowest. Traveleuro Tours & Travels offers twice-daily departures with connections in France and Switzerland for an overall duration of about 18h. Eurostar provides high-speed train service with three daily departures from Central London with connections via France and these require approx. 11h travel time.

KLM flights to Milan

KLM offers the most frequent flight service on this route with an average of about 14 daily and about 112 weekly departures from London Heathrow and London City airports to Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate airports . KLM flights are rarely if ever direct with the vast majority requiring connections at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) which can vary from 3h – 15h in duration with plane transfers. The frequency of KLM service tends to be heaviest from Sunday - Wednesday and Friday with an average of about 18 daily flights and lowest on Saturdays with an average of about 12 flights.

Alitalia flights to Milan

Alitalia is the second most frequent provider of flights from London to Milan with an average of about six departures per day and as many as 56 per week. London Heathrow and London Linate and are the only airports used by Alitaliaon this route where you can get at least one direct flight daily while the others make stopovers at Rome Fiumicino Airport enroute to Milan. Direct flights last about 2h but those making connections require between 5h – 20h including plane transfers. Alitalia daily service tends to be more frequent Tuesday – Wednesday (avg 10 flights) and less frequent Saturday – Sunday (avg six flights).

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Air France flights to Milan

Air France is another provider of frequent daily service to Milan from London with a minimum of three and a maximum of about 13 trips between the two cities. These flights depart from London Heathrow enroute to either Milan Malpensa or Milan Linate airports and make connections at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport since there are few if any direct flights available. Air Franceoffers a minimum of about 53 weekly departures with the fewest flights on Sunday, Wednesday (about three) and the most on Monday (about 13).

How to find cheap tickets to Milan

Regardless of your preferred mode of travel, making reservations in advance is the best way of obtaining the cheapest tickets from London to Milan. Be willing to have some flexibility with your travel dates so you can take advantage of early morning and late night bus, train or flight trips which may be less expensive than direct service on some routes. Do a bit of research to discover whether operators offer promotions or special fares which will help you to save money on ticket prices. When travelling with company you may be able to take advantage of discounted tickets for children, seniors, persons with disabilities and students. Also, operators often offer reduced fares on group travel which is an ideal way for families to travel for less.

Travel to Milan – travel tips

While preparing for your journey from London to Milan here are a few tips to bear in mind which can enhance your adventures in the city. For example, most businesses are closed between 2:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and gratuities for restaurant or bar service is not customary or required so it’s ok to leave exact change. Also, Italians never drink cappuccinos or dairy products after lunch as a dietary prohibition and you brush up on the various kinds of coffee so you know what exactly to order once you arrive.

You should also invest some cash in a good universal travel adaptor for charging your electronic devices before travelling to Milan. If you enjoy touring structures and buildings, you’ll find much to explore around this city. For some divergent perspectives on design, history and architecture we recommend the 15th century Castellano Sforzesco, former bastion of the mighty Sforza dynasty and the ultra-modern Museum of Cultures or MUDEC with collections dating back to 1200 BC. The Duomo di Milano is Milan’s most iconic landmark and its awesome spires, exterior statues and beautiful stained glass artwork are truly sights to behold.

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Most travellers from London to Milan who book with Omio choose to fly. Though there are regular trains from London to Milan departing every day, with a change in Paris, the additional time and cost involved, mean that flights prove the most popular option.


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FAQs
Is international travel between London, United Kingdom and Milan, Italy allowed?

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

Can I enter Italy if coming from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

All travellers 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 21/09/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between London and Milan.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to United Kingdom from Milan, Italy?

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

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

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

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

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 21/09/2021. 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.

How do I travel between London and Milan?

You can travel from London to Milan 2 different ways: flight or coach.

How do I get from London to Milan the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from London to Milan is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £14 compared to other travel options to Milan:

A flight is £62 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from London to Milan costing on average £76.

What is the quickest way from London to Milan?

The quickest way to travel from London to Milan is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 50 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 23 h.

How many miles from London to Milan would I travel?

The distance between London and Milan is around 595 miles (959 km).

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from London to Milan?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from London to Milan:

  • Flights from London to Milan most often leave from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Milan Malpensa Airport.
  • Coaches from London to Milan most often leave from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Milan, Stazione Centrale.
Which travel companies can take me from London to Milan?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Milan:

  • You can go to Milan from London by plane with Malta Air. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £14 with Malta Air from London to Milan on Omio.
  • You can go to Milan from London by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £76 with Flixbus from London to Milan on Omio.
Is there a direct service from London to Milan?

Yes, there are direct services available between London and Milan with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct flights with easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways or Malta Air.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Milan as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from London to Milan.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from London to Milan?
Your journey from London to Milan doesn't have to end in Milan. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Paris or Naples. If you’d like to add Rome, Paris or Naples to your London to Milan trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Milan today!
How far in advance should I book my London to Milan ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from London to Milan, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £14 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £76 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking London to Milan tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Bridge
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