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Paris to Milan by train
Fastest journey7hr 5m
Trains per day5
Avg. journey time8hr 6m
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 $31.95.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $133 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $86. 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.
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.
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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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