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How to travel from La Spezia to Milan by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from La Spezia to Milan? Look no further.

There are around 27 trains per day running between La Spezia and Milan, which usually take 4 hours 3 minutes to complete the 99 miles (160 km) journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 54 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Hop on a train operated by either Frecciabianca or Trenitalia to reach your destination in no time. These train companies are the main operators of services on this route and run modern comfortable trains to make your journey as relaxing as possible.

You can save money on train tickets from La Spezia to Milan if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €9.90. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

La Spezia to Milan by train

It takes an average of 4h 3m to travel from La Spezia to Milan by train, over a distance of around 99 miles (160 km). There are normally 27 trains per day travelling from La Spezia to Milan and tickets for this journey start from €9.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 54m
PriceFrom €9.90
Distance99 miles (160 km)
Frequency27 trains per day
First train00:08
Last train22:41
Departure stationLa Spezia
Arrival stationMilan
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia, Autolinee Federico

La Spezia to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from La Spezia to Milan for Tuesday 17th May 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:27 12:40 4h 13m, 2 changes
09:35 12:53 3h 18m, direct
09:46 12:53 3h 7m, 1 change
10:50 14:27 3h 37m, 1 change
11:38 14:53 3h 15m, direct
13:05 16:27 3h 22m, 1 change
13:38 16:53 3h 15m, direct
14:46 17:55 3h 9m, 1 change
14:50 18:27 3h 37m, 2 changes
15:04 18:49 3h 45m, 1 change

Trenitalia, Frecciabianca and Intercity trains from La Spezia to Milan

You can travel from La Spezia to Milan on Trenitalia, Frecciabianca 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.

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.

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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 La Spezia to Milan

The price of train tickets from La Spezia 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 La Spezia 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 La Spezia 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 La Spezia to Milan take?

The average journey time by train between La Spezia and Milan is 4 hours and 3 minutes, with around 27 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 La Spezia and Milan by train?

The fastest journey time by train from La Spezia to Milan is 2 hours and 54 minutes.

How much does the train from La Spezia to Milan cost?

Train ticket prices from La Spezia 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 La Spezia to Milan?

Yes, it is possible to travel from La Spezia to Milan without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from La Spezia 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 La Spezia to Milan leave?

The first train from La Spezia to Milan leaves at 00:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from La Spezia to Milan leave?

The last train from La Spezia to Milan leaves at 22:41. 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.

What's the distance between La Spezia and Milan by train?

Trains travelling from La Spezia to Milan cover a distance of around 99 miles (160 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Milan to La Spezia. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from La Spezia 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 La Spezia to Milan for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/17/2022. 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 06/07/2022 for travel on 06/07/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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