Milan to Paris 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 $34.26
  2. 30 day advance $123.96
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 7m
  • Distance
    643 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 6m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Milan to Paris by train

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

1. Are there direct trains from Milan to Paris?

Direct trains from Milan to Paris have been found.

We usually find around 7 direct trains on the route from Milan to Paris every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

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

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Paris is usually scheduled to depart Milan around 06:00 and the last train is around 23:13. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Milan around 06:00, and the last at 00:54.

What's the Milan to Paris train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Milan to Paris are $34.26.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $123 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $80. 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 Milan to Paris train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 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 Milan to Paris by train.

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Which train companies operate between Milan and Paris?

More than one train company operates on the route from Milan to Paris, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • EuroNight
  • Thello

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

Paris to Milan by train

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

The route used by the daytime TGV services runs west from Lombardy, crossing Piedmont to reach the Alps. Entering France through the Fréjus rail tunnel, the train follows a scenic route east towards Burgundy. The journey ends with an impressive high-speed dash to Paris.

Milan to Paris

The daytime high-speed trains to Paris leave from Milan Porta Garibaldi and arrive at Paris Lyon station. All trains from Milan to Paris stop at Turin, Oulx and Bardonecchia before diving under the Alps to reach France. Once in France, the route runs via Modane and Chambéry to reach the Burgundy region.

With just six stops along the way, this is a comfortable and interesting journey. It is by no means high speed for the entire route, so sit back and watch the Alps and landscapes of rural France slip by beyond the carriage window.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.