If you want to know more about the journey from Ferrara to Milan by train, look no further!
The average journey time from Ferrara to Milan by train is 2 hours 10 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 1 hour 34 minutes. You'll usually find 41 trains per day traveling the 202 km between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there are no direct services to Milan. You're likely to be traveling with Frecciarossa, Frecciargento or Trenitalia to Milan. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.
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It takes an average of 2h 10m to travel from Ferrara to Milan by train, over a distance of around 125 miles (202 km). There are normally 41 trains per day traveling from Ferrara to Milan and tickets for this journey start from $5.92 when you book in advance.
202 miles (125 km)
41 trains per day
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Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). From December 2021, you can also travel with Frecciarossa from Milan to Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The trains are operated by Trenitalia France and have 4 levels of service - Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room - and two types of carriages: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.
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.
Frecciargento "silver arrow" high-speed trains connect the main cities of the north-west, central and southern Italy at speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). All Frecciargento trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi, reclining seats and power sockets. There are two levels of service – First Class and Second Class. First Class travellers can enjoy reclining leather seats, welcome service with drink and a sweet or savoury snack, and a free morning newspaper.
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 Ferrara to Milan by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Ferrara and Milan is 2 hours and 10 minutes, with around 41 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Ferrara to Milan is 1 hour and 34 minutes.
Train tickets from Ferrara to Milan can start from as little as $5.92 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Ferrara to Milan. Travelling from Ferrara to Milan by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Ferrara to Milan leaves at 05:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Ferrara to Milan leaves at 23:59. 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.
Trains travelling from Ferrara to Milan cover a distance of around 125 miles (202 km) during the journey.