If you are not planning on taking a train or flying from Milan to Paris, or are looking for the cheapest way to travel, going by bus or coach is the best way to get from Italy to France.

The Baltour Group operates services on this route in conjunction with Eurolines, a company that runs buses throughout Europe.

Buses usually leave the Lampugnano bus station in the Milan city center for Paris Gallieni bus station once a day. From Gallieni you can connect to city buses or the metro to reach your final destination.

There are daytime services and evening services between these cities, but all of them travel overnight to reach the French capital.

The bus ride to Paris takes 11 hours or more depending on how good or bad traffic is and when coaches depart Milan. Delays are common, so leave yourself extra time if you have a connection to make in France.

Coach tickets for buses from Milan to Paris can cost from 40 euros if you book online ahead of time. Special discount fares are offered throughout the year, so make sure to do some research before booking to see if you can get cheaper bus tickets.