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!
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.
517 miles (322 km)
28 trains per day
Direct trains available
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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 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.
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.§
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 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) is 7 hours and 9 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) leaves at 06:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Milan to Frankfurt (Main) cover a distance of around 322 miles (517 km) during the journey.