Good news! From December 18th you’ll be able to travel from Lyon to Milan on a high-speed Frecciarossa train operated by Trenitalia. Frecciarossa 1000 trains will run between Lyon Part Dieu and Milan Central station and will call at Torino Porta Susa too. Tickets start from 29 € in standard class.
What’s more, you’ll get to enjoy plenty of amenities on board, including comfy seats, free WiFi, reading lights, at-seat power sockets, and lots of luggage space. We'll continually update this page with the latest information on the service, so be sure to check back regularly.
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Neatly nestled between the Rhône and the Saône Rivers, when you’re on the lookout for charming French getaways, Lyon is a pretty safe bet. Whether you’re for romantic breaks, foodie adventures or cultural getaways, France’s third-largest city has it all, but why settle for that when you can have even more? Yes, we like to be a bit greedy when it comes to making the most of adventures in Europe, because when European train services make it so easy to get around, adding a trip to Milan to your itinerary is pretty irresistible, especially if you need some retail therapy.
Just under five hours away, you can speed through France and into Northern Italy from the comfort of a speedy TGV train. Go First Class or Second Class, both offer WiFi and power sockets along with their spacious seats for an unbeatable way to travel. Ready to go? Search for a ticket in our Journey Planner!
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 Lyon 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 Lyon and Milan is 7 hours and 33 minutes, with around 19 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 Lyon to Milan is 4 hours and 34 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Lyon to Milan can start from as little as €25 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Lyon to Milan without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Lyon to Milan each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Lyon to Milan leaves at 07:50. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Lyon to Milan leaves at 21:47. 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 Lyon to Milan cover a distance of around 211 miles (340 km) during the journey.