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Milan to Lausanne by train

It takes an average of 6h 44m to travel from Milan to Lausanne by train, over a distance of around 143 miles (230 km). There are normally 27 trains per day travelling from Milan to Lausanne and tickets for this journey start from $38.32 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 37m
PriceFrom $38.32
Distance143 miles (230 km)
Frequency27 trains per day
First train06:20
Last train21:52
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationLausanne
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia

Milan to Lausanne train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Lausanne for Tuesday May 25th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:25 17:39 5h 14m, 2 changes
12:43 18:16 5h 33m, 3 changes
12:43 18:40 5h 57m, 2 changes
13:43 19:16 5h 33m, 2 changes
14:25 19:39 5h 14m, 2 changes
14:43 20:16 5h 33m, 3 changes
14:43 20:40 5h 57m, 2 changes
15:43 21:16 5h 33m, 2 changes
16:25 21:39 5h 14m, 2 changes
16:43 22:16 5h 33m, 3 changes

Trenitalia trains from Milano to Lausanne

You can travel from Milano to Lausanne 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 to Lausanne

The price of train tickets from Milan to Lausanne starts at $38.32 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 Lausanne 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 Lausanne

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

The average journey time by train between Milan and Lausanne is 6 hours and 44 minutes, with around 27 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 Lausanne by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Lausanne is 3 hours and 37 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Lausanne cost?

Train tickets from Milan to Lausanne can start from as little as $38.32 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 Lausanne?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Lausanne without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Milan to Lausanne 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 Lausanne leave?

The first train from Milan to Lausanne leaves at 06:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Milan to Lausanne leaves at 21:52. 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 Lausanne by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Lausanne cover a distance of around 143 miles (230 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lausanne to Milan.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan to Lausanne for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/25/2021. 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 05/14/2021 for travel on 05/14/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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