Paris to Milan by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $34.46
  2. 30 day advance $143.57
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 5m
  • Distance
    643 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 6m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Paris to Milan by train

Fast trains from Paris to Milan take around 7 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 643 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paris and Milan.

1. Are there direct trains from Paris to Milan?

Direct trains from Paris to Milan have been found.

We usually find around 21 direct trains on the route from Paris to Milan every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 24 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Paris to Milan?

The Paris to Milan train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Paris to Milan train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Milan is usually scheduled to depart Paris around 06:11 and the last train is around 19:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Paris around 06:12, and the last at 19:15.

What's the Paris to Milan train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Paris to Milan are $34.46.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $143 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $93. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Paris to Milan train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 12 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Paris to Milan by train.

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Which train companies operate between Paris and Milan?

THELLO is the train company that operates on the route from Paris to Milan.

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Milan to Paris by train

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Travel from Paris to Milan by day on a high-speed TGV service or opt for an overnight service run by Thello. Click on the appropriate tab below to find out more about your preferred option.


It is easy to travel by train from Paris to Milan. There is an overnight option, using the Thello night train from Paris to Milan. Yet many travellers prefer doing the journey entirely by day, using the direct TGV service which links the two cities three times each day.

Leaving Paris, the train travels through Burgundy and the Alps, then crosses Piedmont at a slower pace. The train stops in Turin before continuing to Milan.

Paris to Milan

Fast TGV trains speed south from the French capital, cutting through Burgundy to reach their first stop in Lyon. Thereafter the pace slows as the landscape becomes more mountainous.

All trains on this route stop at Chambéry and Modane before entering Italy, where the train then makes two stops - at Bardonecchia and Oulx. Then it's on to Milan with a stop along the way at Turin.

Thello night train

Travelling by train from London to Milan is very simple. You can make the entire journey by day, but the following overnight option is useful.

The night train from Paris to Milan is run by Thello; it leaves the French capital every evening bound for Venice. You have a choice of couchette or sleeping berth on this night train. The latter is much more comfortable for the 10-hour journey.

The night train’s first stop in Italy is Milan Centrale. Arrival is at six in the morning, so you’ll have to awake bright and early ready to alight.

Paris to Milan (night train)

The Thello overnight train from Paris to Milan departs from the Gare de Lyon in Paris. In the early hours, the train runs along the shore of Lake Geneva with – on a clear night – beautiful views of the Alps. There is a glorious moment in the morning when the train skirts the edge of Lake Maggiore.

There is just one scheduled stop in France (at Dijon) to pick up passengers, and no station stops on the overnight run across Switzerland. In the morning the train stops at Milan, before continuing to Verona, Padua and Venice.

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