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Milan to Taormina by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    17hr 43m
  • Distance
    986 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    18hr 44m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Milan to Taormina by train

Fast trains from Milan to Taormina take around 17 hours and 43 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 986 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Milan and Taormina.

1. Are there direct trains from Milan to Taormina?

Direct trains from Milan to Taormina have been found.

We usually find at least one direct train on the route from Milan to Taormina every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Milan to Taormina train travel time is normally about 17 hours and 43 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the only direct train to Taormina is usually scheduled to depart Milan around 20:10. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Milan to Taormina train tickets?

Trains in Italy 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 Taormina by train.

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Which train companies operate between Milan and Taormina?

IC Notte is the train company that operates on the route from Milan to Taormina.

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

Taormina to Milan by train

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Intercity Notte night train

The overnight train from Milan to Sicily is an excellent option for reaching the town of Taormina on Sicily’s east coast. The train also transports sleeping cars and couchettes from Milan direct to other towns in Sicily: Cefalù, Catania, Palermo and Syracuse.

The night train from Milan to Taormina first runs south to reach the coast at Genoa. It then broadly follows the west coast for the entire length of Italy down to Villa San Giovanni where the train is shipped onto a ferry for the short sea crossing to Sicily.

If you don’t fancy the idea of such a long overnight journey, it is also possible to travel by daytime trains from Milan to Taormina, usually with just one change of train along the way. Take a high-speed train from Milan to either Naples or Salerno, connecting at one of these stations for an onward Intercity train to Sicily.

Milan Centrale to Taormina-Giardini (night train)

The night train to Sicily departs from Milano Centrale around eight in the evening. You have a choice of either couchette or sleeping car on this Intercity Notte service. The latter is more comfortable and therefore a better choice for the long journey.

This train stops during the evening at a number of places along the Ligurian and Tuscan coast to pick up passengers. These stops include Genoa, Pisa and Livorno. The train then runs without stop for some hours to allow passengers to sleep. By the following morning, you’ll be running down the coast of Calabria as the train heads to the ferry bound for Sicily. The train slips on board the ferry and within an hour you are in Sicily. The train then tracks south down the coast of Sicily to Taormina.

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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.