It may be quicker to fly between these two cities, but where’s the adventure in that? Taking the train from London to Milan means you can enjoy all the beautiful scenery that rolls past your window, relax in comfortable seating with lots of leg room, or break up the journey with an overnight stop along the way.
You also get to experience some of the best high-speed trains in Europe along the way, including Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn and Italo. Once you arrive in Milan, the cultural delights – including Santa Maria delle Grazie and Duomo di Milano – are just a short ride away on the metro. Keen to know more? Keep reading for train times, ticket prices and FAQs.
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 London 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 London and Milan is 21 hours and 11 minutes, with around 2 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 London to Milan is 17 hours and 12 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Milan can start from as little as €88 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.
No, there are no direct train services from London to Milan. Travelling from London to Milan by train will require a minimum of 4 changes.
The first train from London to Milan leaves at 12:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Milan leaves at 21:02. 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 London to Milan cover a distance of around 594 miles (956 km) during the journey.