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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.

Florence to Milan by train

It takes an average of 1h 52m to travel from Florence to Milan by train, over a distance of around 155 miles (249 km). There are normally 43 trains per day travelling from Florence to Milan and tickets for this journey start from €9.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 37m
PriceFrom €9.90
Distance155 miles (249 km)
Frequency43 trains per day
First train02:03
Last train21:55
Departure stationFlorence
Arrival stationMilan
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsAutolinee Federico, Marino, Itabus, BlaBlaCar Bus, Trenitalia, Flixbus, Italo, Calanda Viaggi (Bus)

Florence to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Florence to Milan for Tuesday 11th October 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:55 11:38 1h 43m, direct
10:20 12:20 2h 0m, 1 change
10:55 12:38 1h 43m, direct
11:10 12:55 1h 45m, direct
11:25 13:10 1h 45m, direct
11:55 13:38 1h 43m, direct
12:25 14:20 1h 55m, direct
12:55 14:38 1h 43m, direct
13:05 14:58 1h 53m, 1 change
13:55 15:38 1h 43m, direct

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

You can travel from Florence to Milan on Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Intercity 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, free WiFi connection and 4 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 selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). You can now also travel with Frecciarossa between Milan and Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The new Frecciarossa trains have 4 levels of service – Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room – and two types of carriage: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.

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.

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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.

Cheap train tickets from Florence to Milan

The price of train tickets from Florence to Milan starts at €9.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 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.

§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 1 hour and 52 minutes, with around 43 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 37 minutes.

How much does the train from Florence to Milan cost?

Train ticket prices from Florence to Milan can start from as little as €9.90 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.

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 28 direct trains from Florence to Milan each day. 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 02:03. 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. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Florence to Milan for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. 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 11/29/2022 for travel on 11/29/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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