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Take a high-speed train from Florence to Milan

The average train time from Florence to Milan is 1h 58m, although it takes just 1h 40m on the fastest direct Frecciarossa and Italo services. There are around 36 trains per day running from Florence to Milan, the first train leaves Florence Santa Maria Novella at 01:47 and the last train leaves at 22:00. 

  • All trains depart from Florence Santa Maria Novella station.
  • All trains arrive into either Milan Central or Milan Porta Garibaldi station.

Swap Tuscany for Lombardy and travel from Florence to Milan on a high-speed Frecciarossa or Italo train in just under two hours – you’ll be sipping an espresso in a café like a local in no time. If you opt for First Class, you’ll have gourmet meals served to your seat, luxurious leather seats and access to the onboard entertainment portal. We’re sure you’ll agree train is by far the easiest and most comfortable way to travel between these two cities.

If you want to travel on a fast train to Milan, it’s best to book your train tickets in advance, that way you’re guaranteed a seat and you’ll likely to save money as prices for Frecciarossa and Italo trains rise as the departure date gets closer.

Once you arrive into Milano Centrale station, you’ll be right in the heart of the city. The city’s cultural delights – including the Duomo di Milano and Santa Maria delle Grazie – are just a short ride away on the metro.

Ready to go? Take a look at the helpful information below – including train times and ticket prices from Florence to Milan.

Journey timeFrom 1h 54m
Price€4.60 - €443.90
Distance155 miles (249 km)
Frequency25 trains per day
Departure stationFlorence
Arrival stationMilan
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsautolinee_federico, calanda_viaggi,

Florence to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Florence to Milan for sabato 29º feb 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
01:47 Firenze Campo di Marte07:00 Milano CentraleInterCityNight 774 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 13m, 1 change
05:55 Firenze Santa Maria Novella07:50 Milano CentraleFrecciarossa 9500 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 55m, direct
06:55 Firenze Santa Maria Novella08:50 Milano CentraleFrecciarossa 9504 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 55m, direct
07:10 Firenze Santa Maria Novella09:12 Milano Porta GaribaldiFrecciarossa 9300 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 02m, direct
07:55 Firenze Santa Maria Novella09:50 Milano CentraleFrecciarossa 9508 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 55m, direct
08:36 Firenze Santa Maria Novella10:35 Milano CentraleFrecciargento 8502 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 59m, 1 change
08:55 Firenze Santa Maria Novella10:50 Milano CentraleFrecciarossa 9512 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 55m, direct
09:10 Firenze Santa Maria Novella11:12 Milano Porta GaribaldiFrecciarossa 9348 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 02m, direct
09:55 Firenze Santa Maria Novella11:50 Milano CentraleFrecciarossa 9518 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 55m, direct
10:36 Firenze Santa Maria Novella12:30 Milano CentraleFrecciarossa 8546 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 54m, 1 change

Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciabianca trains from Florence to Milan

You can travel from Florence to Milan on Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciabianca 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.

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).

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

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.

Frecciabianca trains operate outside Trenitalia high-speed lines. Offering more than 40 daily routes, they're capable of reaching a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). Frecciabianca trains connect the centres of northern and southern Italy, running along the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coasts. All Frecciabianca trains have power sockets and large reclining seats, as well as ample space for luggage. There are two classes of service – First Class and Second Class. In First Class, customers can look forward to a welcome service with snacks and drinks and a morning newspaper.

Cheap train tickets from Florence to Milan

Train tickets from Florence to Milan start at €4.60 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €49.55.
lowest price found
from4.60
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price41.29
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price43.26
on the day
avg. single price49.55

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 Florence to Milan 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Florence and Milan is 2 hours and 3 minutes, with around 40 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 Florence and Milan by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Florence to Milan is 1 hour and 54 minutes.

How much does the train from Florence to Milan cost?

Train tickets from Florence to Milan can start from as little as €4.60 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 Florence to Milan?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Florence to Milan without having to change trains. There are 25 direct trains from Florence to Milan. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Florence to Milan leave?

The first train from Florence to Milan leaves at 02:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Florence to Milan leaves at 21:55. 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 Florence and Milan by train?

Trains travelling from Florence to Milan cover a distance of around 155 miles (249 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Milan to Florence. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Florence to Milan.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Florence to Milan for a typical week day using timetable data for 29/02/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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