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Take the train from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) in 7 hours 9 minutes

If you want to travel from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) by train to take around 9 hours 21 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 7 hours 9 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 28 trains per day running on this route, which spans 517 km. There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Frankfurt (Main). Both Trenitalia and DB trains operate on this route, offering modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) start from $57.08 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Milan to Frankfurt (Main) by train

It takes an average of 9h 21m to travel from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) by train, over a distance of around 322 miles (517 km). There are normally 28 trains per day traveling from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) and tickets for this journey start from $57.08 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station

Frankfurt (Main)

Journey time

7h 9m


517 miles (322 km)


28 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $57.08

Train and bus operators

Trenitalia, Flixbus, Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus

Milan to Frankfurt (Main) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:43 18:08 7h 25m, 3 changes
11:43 18:52 7h 9m, 2 changes
12:10 20:08 7h 58m, 1 change
12:43 20:08 7h 25m, 3 changes
14:10 22:38 8h 28m, 3 changes
14:51 23:27 8h 36m, 1 change
15:43 23:27 7h 44m, 2 changes
16:10 01:08 8h 58m, 1 change
16:20 01:08 8h 48m, 2 changes
16:43 01:08 8h 25m, 4 changes

Trenitalia, Deutsche Bahn and EC (Eurocity) trains from Milan to Frankfurt (Main)

You can travel from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) on Trenitalia, Deutsche Bahn and EC (Eurocity) 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.

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.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Frankfurt (Main)

The price of train tickets from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) starts at $57.08 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 Frankfurt (Main) 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 Frankfurt (Main)

Want to know more about your journey from Milan to Frankfurt (Main)? 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 Frankfurt (Main) take?

The average journey time by train between Milan and Frankfurt (Main) is 9 hours and 21 minutes, with around 28 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 Frankfurt (Main) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) is 7 hours and 9 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) cost?

Train tickets from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) can start from as little as $57.08 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 Frankfurt (Main)?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) leave?

The first train from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) leaves at 06:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) leave?

The last train from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) leaves at 23:16. 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 Frankfurt (Main) by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) cover a distance of around 322 miles (517 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Milan.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan to Frankfurt (Main) for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 12/07/2022 for travel on 12/07/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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