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About the train journey from Milan to Novara

Want to travel from Milan to Novara by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Milan to Novara usually takes 52 minutes on average to travel 44 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 33 minutes. You can expect to find 66 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Novara, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. Trenitalia are the main train operator on this route and will whisk you to Novara in no time.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Milan to Novara in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $6.39.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Novara, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Milan to Novara by train

It takes an average of 52m to travel from Milan to Novara by train, over a distance of around 27 miles (44 km). There are normally 66 trains per day traveling from Milan to Novara and tickets for this journey start from $6.39 when you book in advance.

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Last train


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44 miles (27 km)


66 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $6.39

Train and bus operators

Autolinee Federico, Marino, Trenitalia, Flixbus, Autostradale, Trenord

Milan to Novara train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Novara for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
12:58 13:42 44m, direct
13:15 13:54 39m, direct
13:28 14:12 44m, direct
13:58 14:42 44m, direct
14:15 14:54 39m, direct
14:28 15:12 44m, direct
14:58 15:42 44m, direct
15:15 15:54 39m, direct
15:28 16:12 44m, direct
15:58 16:42 44m, direct

Trenitalia and Intercity trains from Milan to Novara

You can travel from Milan to Novara on Trenitalia 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.

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.

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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 Novara

The price of train tickets from Milan to Novara starts at $6.39 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 Novara 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 Novara

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

The average journey time by train between Milan and Novara is 52 minutes, with around 66 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 Novara by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Novara is 33 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Novara cost?

Train tickets from Milan to Novara can start from as little as $6.39 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 Novara?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Novara without having to change trains. There are 57 direct trains from Milan to Novara 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 Novara leave?

The first train from Milan to Novara leaves at 00:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Milan to Novara leaves at 23:49. 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 Novara by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Novara cover a distance of around 27 miles (44 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Novara to Milan.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan to Novara 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 09/19/2022 for travel on 09/19/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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