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Travelling from Lausanne to Milan by train

In around 3h and 20m you can travel from Lausanne to Milan by train. So, you can have breakfast with a view of Lake Geneva before arriving in Milan in time for lunch! Travelling this route directly with Eurocity trains means you get a fantastic scenic view on your journey too. Not to mention a more relaxing trip than driving yourself.

When you travel by train you don’t need to worry about how much luggage you can bring or fuss about weight and security scans of your bags. You might want to leave some space though as you’ll probably be going home with more than you brought with you after shopping in Milan! Embark from your train right in the centre of the city and enjoy the top sights including the Duomo di Milano and da Vinci’s The Last Supper.

Want to know more about this train journey? Scroll down for useful information on train timetables and FAQs.

Lausanne to Milan by train

It takes an average of 5h 18m to travel from Lausanne to Milan by train, over a distance of around 143 miles (230 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Lausanne to Milan and tickets for this journey start from €24 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 22m
PriceFrom €24
Distance143 miles (230 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train07:20
Last train16:50
Departure stationLausanne
Arrival stationMilan
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia, Flixbus

Lausanne to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lausanne to Milan for Sunday 20th June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
19:44 Lausanne06:13 Milano Greco PirelliInterregio 2535 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets10h 29m, 3 changes
21:50 Lausanne06:31 Milano CertosaInterregio 1837 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets8h 41m, 3 changes
21:50 Lausanne06:37 Milano CentraleInterregio 1837 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets8h 47m, 2 changes
22:21 Lausanne06:31 Milano CertosaInterregio 1739 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets8h 10m, 4 changes
22:21 Lausanne06:37 Milano CentraleInterregio 1739 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets8h 16m, 3 changes
23:44 Lausanne08:14 Milano Porta GaribaldiInterregio 1841 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets8h 30m, 2 changes
00:29 Lausanne09:14 Milano Porta GaribaldiInterregio 30745 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets8h 45m, 3 changes
05:07 Lausanne10:31 Milano CertosaInterregio 1705 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets5h 24m, 3 changes
05:07 Lausanne10:35 Milano CentraleInterregio 1705 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets5h 28m, 2 changes
06:50 Lausanne10:40 Milano CentraleInterregio 1807 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets3h 50m, 1 change

Trenitalia trains from Lausanne to Milano

You can travel from Lausanne to Milano on Trenitalia 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.

Cheap train tickets from Lausanne to Milan

The price of train tickets from Lausanne to Milan starts at €24 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 Lausanne 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 Lausanne 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 Lausanne to Milan take?

The average journey time by train between Lausanne and Milan is 5 hours and 18 minutes, with around 15 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 Lausanne and Milan by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lausanne to Milan is 3 hours and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Lausanne to Milan cost?

Train ticket prices from Lausanne to Milan can start from as little as €24 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 Lausanne to Milan?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lausanne to Milan without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Lausanne 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 Lausanne to Milan leave?

The first train from Lausanne to Milan leaves at 07:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lausanne to Milan leaves at 16:50. 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 Lausanne and Milan by train?

Trains travelling from Lausanne to Milan cover a distance of around 143 miles (230 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Milan to Lausanne. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Lausanne to Milan.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lausanne to Milan for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/20/2021. 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 05/23/2021 for travel on 05/23/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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