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About the train journey from Copenhagen to Milan

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The train from Copenhagen to Milan usually takes 21 hours 13 minutes on average to travel 1159 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 18 hours 19 minutes. You can expect to find 13 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Copenhagen and Milan, you'll need to make 2 changes on your way to Milan. You can choose to travel with Frecciarossa, ICE or Trenitalia to get to Milan. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Copenhagen to Milan in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $90.82.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Milan, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Copenhagen to Milan by train

It takes an average of 21h 13m to travel from Copenhagen to Milan by train, over a distance of around 720 miles (1159 km). There are normally 13 trains per day traveling from Copenhagen to Milan and tickets for this journey start from $90.82 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

18h 19m


1159 miles (720 km)


13 trains per day


2 changes


From $90.82

Train and bus operators

DSB, Regiojet, Deutsche Bahn, Trenitalia, Flixbus, SBB CFF FFS, Trenord, ÖBB, Calanda Viaggi (Bus), Marino, BlaBlaCar Bus, Onebus, SJ, Itabus

Copenhagen to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Copenhagen to Milan for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:26 05:11 22h 45m, 3 changes
07:56 05:11 21h 15m, 4 changes
10:26 08:17 21h 51m, 3 changes
10:26 09:40 23h 14m, 2 changes
11:56 08:17 20h 21m, 5 changes
11:56 09:40 21h 44m, 4 changes
14:26 11:50 21h 24m, 3 changes
14:26 13:09 22h 43m, 2 changes
15:56 11:50 19h 54m, 6 changes
15:56 13:09 21h 13m, 5 changes

DSB, Deutsche Bahn, Trenitalia and SBB trains from Copenhagen to Milan

You can travel from Copenhagen to Milan on DSB, Deutsche Bahn, Trenitalia and SBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Danish State Railways (DSB) is the largest Danish railway company. The Danish high-speed train is Eurocity, which operates two lines connecting Copenhagen to Hamburg and Hamburg to Flensburg. It offers two classes or levels of comfort – First Class and Second Class. DSB's long-distance trains are Intercity and IntercityLyn, in order of importance. The regional lines are operated by the R-tog trains, and the S-tog service gives its name to the trams that run through the old city of Copenhagen.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

Cheap train tickets from Copenhagen to Milan

The price of train tickets from Copenhagen to Milan starts at $90.82 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Copenhagen to Milan by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Copenhagen to Milan

Want to know more about your journey from Copenhagen to Milan? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Copenhagen to Milan take?

The average journey time by train between Copenhagen and Milan is 21 hours and 13 minutes, with around 13 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Copenhagen and Milan by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Copenhagen to Milan is 18 hours and 19 minutes.

How much does the train from Copenhagen to Milan cost?

Train tickets from Copenhagen to Milan can start from as little as $90.82 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Copenhagen to Milan?

No, there are no direct train services from Copenhagen to Milan. Travelling from Copenhagen to Milan by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Copenhagen to Milan leave?

The first train from Copenhagen to Milan leaves at 00:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Copenhagen to Milan leave?

The last train from Copenhagen to Milan leaves at 18:56. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Copenhagen and Milan by train?

Trains travelling from Copenhagen to Milan cover a distance of around 720 miles (1159 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Milan to Copenhagen.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Copenhagen to Milan for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 12/05/2022 for travel on 12/05/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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