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Travelling by train from Milan to Stresa

There's so much to see and do in Italy's fashion capital of Milan, but if you're looking for an escape from the big city, Trenitalia trains can take you from Milan Central Station to Stresa in under an hour, offering plenty of onboard comforts and conveniences.

A popular resort destination with Italians and tourists alike, Stresa sits on the banks of the beautiful Lake Maggiore. The local gardens and zoo are must-visit attractions, while the Hotel des Iles Borromées once played host to famed author Ernest Hemingway.

Need more details before you decide? Scroll down to learn more, including train times, ticket prices and FAQs.

Milan Central Station to Stresa by train

It takes an average of 1h 39m to travel from Milan Central Station to Stresa by train, over a distance of around 43 miles (68 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Milan Central Station to Stresa and tickets for this journey start from $10.59 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 58m
PriceFrom $10.59
Distance43 miles (68 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train05:25
Last train22:25
Departure stationMilan Central Station
Arrival stationStresa
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia, Trenord

Milan Central Station to Stresa train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan Central Station to Stresa for Tuesday Sep 28th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:25 08:32 1h 7m, direct
08:25 09:32 1h 7m, direct
10:20 11:18 58m, direct
10:25 12:14 1h 49m, 1 change
10:30 12:14 1h 44m, 1 change
12:25 13:32 1h 7m, direct
14:25 15:32 1h 7m, direct
16:25 17:32 1h 7m, direct
17:20 18:18 58m, direct
17:25 18:32 1h 7m, direct

Trenitalia trains from Milan Central Station to Stresa

You can travel from Milan Central Station to Stresa on Trenitalia 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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Milan Central Station to Stresa

The price of train tickets from Milan Central Station to Stresa starts at $10.59 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 Milan Central Station to Stresa 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 Milan Central Station to Stresa

Want to know more about your journey from Milan Central Station to Stresa? 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 Milan Central Station to Stresa take?

The average journey time by train between Milan Central Station and Stresa is 1 hour and 39 minutes, with around 16 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 Milan Central Station and Stresa by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan Central Station to Stresa is 58 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan Central Station to Stresa cost?

Train tickets from Milan Central Station to Stresa can start from as little as $10.59 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 Milan Central Station to Stresa?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan Central Station to Stresa without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Milan Central Station to Stresa each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Milan Central Station to Stresa leave?

The first train from Milan Central Station to Stresa leaves at 05:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Milan Central Station to Stresa leave?

The last train from Milan Central Station to Stresa leaves at 22:25. 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 Milan Central Station and Stresa by train?

Trains travelling from Milan Central Station to Stresa cover a distance of around 43 miles (68 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Stresa to Milan Central Station.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan Central Station to Stresa for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/28/2021. 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 09/14/2021 for travel on 09/14/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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