Working out your travel plans from Milan to Monterosso? Trenitalia, Italy’s national operator, run daily 6 direct services which can get you to the lovely Cinque Terre village in just under three hours. Their modern Intercity trains are comfortable and air-conditioned, with retractable tables, power sockets and plenty of space for luggage.
Arrive in Monterosso after a relaxing train journey – there’s no need to worry about where to park your rental car. Simply spend your days lounging on the sandy beach or taking relaxing swims in the crystalline waters. This charming Cinque Terre village is absolutely brimming with natural beauty.
Have we not convinced you yet? Find out more by checking out the FAQs for the Milan to Monterosso route below, as well as all the available train times for the coming weeks.
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.
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.
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 Milan Central Station to Monterosso 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 Milan Central Station and Monterosso is 3 hours and 51 minutes, with around 26 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 Milan Central Station to Monterosso is 2 hours and 49 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Milan Central Station to Monterosso can start from as little as €9.45 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 Milan Central Station to Monterosso without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Milan Central Station to Monterosso each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Milan Central Station to Monterosso leaves at 05:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Milan Central Station to Monterosso leaves at 21:50. 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.
Trains travelling from Milan Central Station to Monterosso cover a distance of around 95 miles (153 km) during the journey.