Hop on a train from Bern to Milan and you can be in the world’s fashion capital in just three hours. It’s a lot more comfortable and convenient than navigating unfamiliar roads and facing potential traffic. Eurocity run daily direct services on this route, or you can change from an SBB service to one of Trenitalia’s regional trains during your journey.
Get off at Milan Central station and you’re just a short walk from the bustling Piazza Duomo with the gorgeous Milan Cathedral and lots of food and aperitivo choices.
Need a little more information? Read on for all the FAQs and train schedules for the Bern to Milan train route.
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.
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 Bern 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!
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 Bern and Milan is 4 hours and 51 minutes, with around 31 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 Bern to Milan is 3 hours and 6 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Bern to Milan can start from as little as €32 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Bern to Milan without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Bern to Milan each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Bern to Milan leaves at 04:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Bern to Milan leaves at 23:24. 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 Bern to Milan cover a distance of around 132 miles (213 km) during the journey.