Natural treasures await you as you travel by train from Milan to Trento. Go from shopping in the high-end fashion districts of Milan to taking in the gorgeous views of the Pale Mountains in under two and a half hours. That's so much easier and stress-free than driving to Trento. Relax and enjoy the amazing landscapes passing by, including rare natural beauties such as the Alps, white waterfalls, Segonzano pyramids, and the Non Valley.
With only one change in Verona along the way, you can easily make your transition from shopper to tourist or ice skier in no time. The high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Italo trains come with free WiFi, allowing you to connect to the onboard entertainment portals to surf the web, read news from around the world, and even listen to music during your journey.
Once you get off at Trento station, which is right in the city centre, you'll find the largest castle complex in Trento, Castello del Buoconsiglio, built in the 13th century. Don't miss Torre Aquila, which is part of the castle and has some of the most beautiful frescoes in the area. Ready to book? Read on for train times, ticket prices, and FAQs about the train journey from Milan to Trento.
It takes an average of 3h 13m to travel from Milan to Trento by train, over a distance of around 102 miles (164 km). There are normally 23 trains per day traveling from Milan to Trento and tickets for this journey start from $8.90 when you book in advance.
164 miles (102 km)
23 trains per day
Direct trains available
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Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). From December 2021, you can also travel with Frecciarossa from Milan to Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The trains are operated by Trenitalia France and have 4 levels of service - Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room - and two types of carriages: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.
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.
Frecciargento "silver arrow" high-speed trains connect the main cities of the north-west, central and southern Italy at speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). All Frecciargento trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi, reclining seats and power sockets. There are two levels of service – First Class and Second Class. First Class travellers can enjoy reclining leather seats, welcome service with drink and a sweet or savoury snack, and a free morning newspaper.
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 Trento 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 Trento is 3 hours and 13 minutes, with around 23 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 Trento is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Train tickets from Milan to Trento can start from as little as $8.90 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 Trento without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Milan to Trento each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Milan to Trento leaves at 00:22. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Milan to Trento leaves at 23:03. 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 Trento cover a distance of around 102 miles (164 km) during the journey.