The average train time from Modena to Milan is 1h 46m, although it takes just 1h 18m on the fastest Frecciargento services. There are around 29 trains per day running from Modena to Milan, 14 of which are direct.
Hop on a direct train from Modena to Milan and you can be in the centre of one of the fashion capitals of the world in under two hours. Train travel is more comfortable and convenient than navigating traffic and facing city centre parking issues. Trenitalia runs daily services on this route and their high-speed trains offer wide-comfortable seating, air-conditioning, free WiFi and power sockets. Want to travel in style? Upgrade to Executive seats for a little extra space and gourmet meals served to your seat.
From Milan Central station, walk to the nearby Piazza Duomo, home to the stunning Milan Cathedral and plenty of traditional restaurants and bustling bars.
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It takes an average of 1h 49m to travel from Modena to Milan by train, over a distance of around 102 miles (164 km). There are normally 39 trains per day traveling from Modena to Milan and tickets for this journey start from $4.91 when you book in advance.
From 1h 17m
102 miles (164 km)
39 trains per day
Direct trains available
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Autolinee Federico, Marino, Itabus, Trenitalia, Flixbus, Simet Bus S.P.A.
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.
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.
With Frecciarossa Standard, you’ll enjoy high-quality services including eco-leather reclining seats, folding tables and free WiFi, but at a cheaper price.
Providing all the perks of First Class for the price of Second Class, Frecciarossa Premium offers more legroom and baggage space, as well as a welcome service supplying complimentary snacks and drinks, newspapers and gourmet meals.
If you’re travelling for work, Frecciarossa Business is the ideal option for you – it offers more legroom, glass dividers for more privacy, Easy Gourmet meal service and a private 4-seat compartment called Salottino.
Frecciarossa Executive can accommodate up to 8 single armchairs and offers plenty of legroom, wider reclining leather seats, free entry to FRECCIALounge at the main train stations, and Michelin-starred menu by the renowned Italian TV chef Carlo Cracco.
Frecciargento's Standard Class comes with plenty of amenities, including reclining seats, power sockets, free WiFi and entertainment portal.
In addition to all the perks available in Second Class, Frecciargento's First Class also offers a welcome service including a complimentary sweet or savory snack and a hot or cold drink.
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 Modena to Milan 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!
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.
The average journey time by train between Modena and Milan is 1 hour and 49 minutes, with around 39 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 Modena to Milan is 1 hour and 17 minutes.
Train tickets from Modena to Milan can start from as little as $4.91 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 Modena to Milan without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Modena to Milan each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Modena to Milan leaves at 05:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Modena to Milan leaves at 23:41. 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 Modena to Milan cover a distance of around 102 miles (164 km) during the journey.