TGV France-Italy

TGV France-Italy

France-Italy TGV trains : high-speed travel between France and Italy.

  • Paris - Milan: 07:07
  • Book up to 120 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High Speed trains



TGV France-Italy

Travel between two of Europe’s most popular countries aboard one of Europe’s most popular trains : the France-Italy TGV train.

These high-speed trains whisk travelers between Paris and Milan in 7 hours, Paris and Turin in 5.5 hours, and Lyon and Milan in 4.5 hours, with stops in both countries along the way.

Travelers in first class accommodations can enjoy all the modern comforts of luxury TGV train travel : reclining seats, complimentary newspapers and magazines, and meal and drink served at the seat. There are even onboard facilities for children (like a nursery area for infants) to make family travel as comfortable as possible.

Second class travelers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats and access to the bar/buffet car for onboard refreshments. All travelers can purchase metro tickets for Paris or Milan from the bar buffet car – perfect for the travelers who want to start exploring the moment they step off the train !

Tickets for all travelers can be booked 90 days in advance and issued in paper form or convenient e-ticket form, per the traveler’s choice.

Practical information

Please note that there are no formal pre-boarding check-in procedures, however, please board the train at least 2 minutes prior to to the train’s scheduled departure time. Within 2-minutes of departure, boarding may not be permitted.

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Print @ home

Print your ticket anywhere and anytime before your travel. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Print @ Station (from France)

Go to a self-service ticket machine and enter your reference to retrieve your ticket. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

Booking :
  • TGV France-Italy tickets are open for booking 120 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

A class apart

Classes of service

Services & amenities offered by TGV France-Italy
Second class First class
Seating configuration Ability to sit across from, or next to your travel companion with club seating options.
Food & beverages Enjoy a drink and delicious meal, served right at your seat.
Generous legroom Watch rolling landscapes pass with room to stretch your legs.
Reclining seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy reclining seat.
Newspapers & magazines Flip through a complimentary international/local newspaper or magazine as you enjoy the journey.
Bar buffet car Choose from a variety of tasty snacks and beverages, for purchase, to enjoy on your journey.
Subway tickets Tickets for Paris Metro and Milan Metro are on sale on board, allowing to save time and avoid confusion.
Kid’s facilities There is a nursery area on board for infants.

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Reviews & ratings

  • Value for money
    Nice experience in second clas |
    "The experience was good however need more information for travelers who is traveling first time The cafeteria should be more equipped with simple things such as cups with cover ! "

  • Value for money
    Very good |
    "thanks for good journey "

  • Value for money
    Good experience  |
    "We enjoyed our 1st class experience on the Italian Train.All good except for the passenger information at the stations.Absolutely awful,one person to deal with non nationals.Took an age and patience. "

  • Good but misrepresented. |
    "Easy booking, reasonable price, easy boarding comfortable. No wi-fi which was claimed. "

  • Value for money
    Nice way to recharge |
    "The seven hour ride from Paris to Milan is a great way to relax and recharge after a hectic week of sightseeing in Paris. The ride is smooth and quiet, so reading a book or taking a nap are pleasant options, as is just looking out your window watching the beautiful scenery whiz by. The train has a bar car, but we opted to pack our own lunch and snacks. There's plenty of room overhead and in compartments located near the center of the coach for luggage, but be warned that the aisles are not that wide, so try to pack light and make sure you can lug your bag onto the train and through the aisles. It was a very pleasant trip and before we knew it we were arriving in Milano. Strange how seven hours on a train doesn't feel anywhere as bad as the same time on a plane. "

  • Value for money
    Good trip |
    "Excellent help from staff when needed "

  • Value for money
    Porto SUSA to Lyon Part Dieu |
    "The train was delayed finally by 3 hours and updates and information or person to assist was not available. Susa station is quite small and with many persons waiting the facilities and comfort at the platform were also limited. Overall was a negative impact on my travel and inconvenienced me to a great extent, even though the situation may have been out of TGV hands. "

  • Value for money
    Loved this trip |
    "Upgraded to 1st class. Well worth it. This train journey was not long enough ! Comfortable, able to charge my phone and use wifi. "

  • Value for money
    Not bad |
    "No wi-fi "

  • Value for money
    Beautiful France  |
    "I went from Paris to Turin and vice versa. So I saw the beautiful landscape of France. Frst south of Paris and then in the direction of Lyon and the Alps and Italy. On the journey back from Turin to Paris there wre lots of tunnels in the Alps-region, so I missed a great deal of the scenery that I had seen on the first trip. But after that part everything was beautiful again. Very good staff on board of the train. Wonderful speed. "

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Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. Once on the train platform, how can I find my car ? Is there a difference between where first and second class carriages are located or how they look on the outside ?

  • Q. Should I buy my seat reservations prior to arriving in Europe, or can I just get them at the station locally ?

  • Q. Can I choose a specific seat on a train when making my reservation ?

  • Q. How do I use my Italo print at home e-ticket for travel in Italy ?

  • Q. Why does my train ticket say “coach” if I bought a ticket in the First class or Premier Category ?

  • Q. I’ve noticed a big difference in the cost of seat reservations for different trains. Why ?

  • Q. Can I print my rail pass at the station ?

  • Q. Where can I find my e ticket number or e ticket confirmation code ?

  • Q. How do I travel with a print at the station e-ticket ?

  • Q. I’ve written the wrong date on my rail pass travel calendar box. What should I do ?

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