The fashion capital of Italy, Milan is a great place to enjoy shopping, dining, and sightseeing, but if you're looking to experience a more relaxed and subdued slice of Italian life, take the train to Portofino. In just two hours, Trenitalia can whisk you from Milan to Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino for some coastal fun.
A charming village that embodies the inimitable beauty of the Italian Riviera, Portofino is home to pastel houses, luxury boutiques, and some of Italy's very best seafood eateries too. Be sure to visit the 16th century Castello Brown fortress and museum before you leave.
Have we not convinced you yet? Read on for more details on the train journey from Milan to Santa Maria Ligure-Portofino and book your train tickets with us.
|Journey time||From 2h 3m|
|Distance||78 miles (126 km)|
|Frequency||25 trains per day|
|Arrival station||Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino|
|Changes||Direct trains available|
|Train and bus operators||Trenitalia|
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.
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.
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 Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino 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 Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino is 2 hours and 40 minutes, with around 25 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 Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino is 2 hours and 3 minutes.
Train tickets from Milan to Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino can start from as little as $12.06 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 Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Milan to Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Milan to Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino leaves at 06:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Milan to Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino 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.
Trains travelling from Milan to Santa Margherita Ligure-Portofino cover a distance of around 78 miles (126 km) during the journey.