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Traveling from Milan to Arles by train

Looking to travel from Milan to Arles by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 12 hours 44 minutes to travel from Milan to Arles by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 7 hours 47 minutes though. You'll usually find 15 trains per day running along the 412 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 2 changes during the journey to Arles, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll be traveling with TGV, Frecciarossa or Frecciabianca on your way to Arles, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Milan to Arles start from $79.23 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Arles by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Milan to Arles by train

It takes an average of 12h 44m to travel from Milan to Arles by train, over a distance of around 256 miles (412 km). There are normally 15 trains per day traveling from Milan to Arles and tickets for this journey start from $79.23 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

7h 47m


412 miles (256 km)


15 trains per day


2 changes


From $79.23

Train and bus operators

Trenitalia, SNCF, BlaBlaCar Bus, TGV Lyria, Autostradale, Union Ivkoni (Bus), Renfe-SNCF

Milan to Arles train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Arles for Tuesday Jan 31st 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:10 16:15 10h 5m, 3 changes
06:44 16:15 9h 31m, 4 changes
08:10 17:19 9h 9m, 3 changes
10:10 20:10 10h 0m, 4 changes
10:10 20:48 10h 38m, 3 changes
14:53 05:06 14h 13m, 3 changes
15:10 07:45 16h 35m, 3 changes
15:10 09:12 18h 2m, 2 changes
18:20 10:07 15h 47m, 4 changes
19:15 10:23 15h 8m, 4 changes

Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, Frecciabianca and Intercity trains from Milan to Arles

You can travel from Milan to Arles on Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, Frecciabianca and Intercity 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.

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.

Frecciabianca trains operate outside Trenitalia high-speed lines. Offering more than 40 daily routes, they're capable of reaching a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). Frecciabianca trains connect the centres of northern and southern Italy, running along the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coasts. All Frecciabianca trains have power sockets and large reclining seats, as well as ample space for luggage. There are two classes of service – First Class and Second Class. In First Class, customers can look forward to a welcome service with snacks and drinks and a morning newspaper.

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Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Arles

The price of train tickets from Milan to Arles starts at $79.23 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 to Arles 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 to Arles

Want to know more about your journey from Milan to Arles? 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 to Arles take?

The average journey time by train between Milan and Arles is 12 hours and 44 minutes, with around 15 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 and Arles by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Arles is 7 hours and 47 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Arles cost?

Train tickets from Milan to Arles can start from as little as $79.23 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 to Arles?

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

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

The first train from Milan to Arles leaves at 06:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Milan to Arles leaves at 21:10. 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 and Arles by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Arles cover a distance of around 256 miles (412 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan to Arles for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/31/2023. 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 01/12/2023 for travel on 01/12/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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