I am from Egypt and I am going to Lyon for a conference which will finish on 27th of March. I need to go to Milan for a short visit after the conference. Is there anybody knows the best way to do that?

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    The cheapest way is probably walking :)
    – DarkLightA
    Commented Mar 9, 2013 at 12:30
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    How much time do you have to travel to Milan? Commented Mar 9, 2013 at 13:01
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    If you consider the cost of food and accommodation for the days of walking, it might not be the cheapest ;)
    – Vince
    Commented Mar 9, 2013 at 22:59
  • Riding a bicycle would be cheaper than walking since you can cover more distance in a day and therefore save on accommodation.
    – daamsie
    Commented Apr 4, 2013 at 11:51

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Take the bus. Idbus has three connections per day. It takes 8 1/2 hours and the price is 29 or 39 EUR, depending on the departure time . Alternatively, you can also have a look at Eurolines.

The train is a bit faster, but also more expensive. For the day you mention, prices start at 48 EUR.

Easyjet used to operate between Milano Malpensa and Lyon. But they stopped the route a few days ago. But given the prices for bus and train, flying is hardly competitive, if you take into account transfers to and from the airports. The case of Lyon is e.g. handled in this disussion.

If you are flexible, you might also consider ride-sharing, "covoiturage" in French. You can have a look at covoiturage-libre.fr or BlaBlaCar. If in addition you are adventurous, hitchhiking might be an option. Flexibility is required for both these options, as there is no guarantee that you will find a ride on the exactly the date you specified or to the place you want.

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