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Rome to Milan by train
Fastest journey2hr 50m
Trains per day68
Avg. journey time3hr 29m
Travelling from Rome to Milan by train
Fast trains from Rome to Milan take around 2 hours and 50 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 475 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Rome and Milan.
1. Are there direct trains from Rome to Milan?
Direct trains from Rome to Milan have been found.
We usually find around 70 direct trains on the route from Rome to Milan every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 65 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Rome to Milan?
The Rome to Milan train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 50 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Rome to Milan train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Milan is usually scheduled to depart Rome around 05:35 and the last train is around 21:00. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Rome around 06:00, and the last at 21:00.
What's the Rome to Milan train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Rome to Milan are $12.77.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $61 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $57. 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 Rome to Milan 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 Rome to Milan by train.
Which train companies operate between Rome and Milan?
More than one train company operates on the route from Rome to Milan, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- FRECCIAROSSA 1000
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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Frecciarossa or Italo
The trains from Rome to Milan are fast, frequent and reliable. The fastest trains between Italy’s two largest cities use modern high-speed rail lines for the entire length of the journey.
Two companies compete on the stretch: NTV Italo and Trenitalia. Trenitalia have the edge when it comes to the number of trains. NTV Italo trains are less frequent, but have the advantage that tickets can often be booked as long as six months in advance.
During the first part of the journey there are lovely views of the Tiber and Arno Valleys on the run north out of the Italian capital. This changes beyond Florence where the stretch from Florence to Bologna is almost entirely in tunnels. From Bologna trains travel north-west across the North Italian Plain to reach Milan.
Rome to Milan
Most trains to Milan take in two of Rome’s three main stations upon departure: Tiburtina and Termini. In Milan, all fast trains from Rome arrive at Milan Centrale station. These include the premium Frecciarossa Trenitalia and the high-speed Italo services which run non-stop from Roma Termini to Milan in just under three hours. Some of these trains also serve Milan Rogoredo station.
Whichever departure or arrival stations you choose, the journey from Rome to Milan offers a chance to experience European high-speed rail travel at its very best – and that applies to both the NTV Italo and the Trenitalia services on this key route.
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