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How to travel from Milan to Modane by train

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

There are around 5 trains per day running between Milan and Modane, which usually take 3 hours 39 minutes to complete the 124 miles (200 km) journey. It can take as little as 1 hour 57 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. During your journey, you're likely to be travelling with TGV, Frecciarossa or SNCF, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Milan to Modane if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €21.00. 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.

Milan to Modane by train

It takes an average of 3h 39m to travel from Milan to Modane by train, over a distance of around 124 miles (200 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from Milan to Modane and tickets for this journey start from €21 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 57m
PriceFrom €21
Distance124 miles (200 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
First train06:25
Last train16:10
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationModane
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia France, SNCF, Trenitalia

Milan to Modane train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Modane for Tuesday 24th May 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:25 07:33 2h 8m, direct
07:20 15:49 8h 29m, 3 changes
13:10 15:59 2h 49m, direct
14:53 16:50 1h 57m, direct
15:10 18:05 2h 55m, direct

Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, SNCF and TGV trains from Milan to Modane

You can travel from Milan to Modane on Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, SNCF and TGV 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.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). From December 2021, you can also travel with Frecciarossa from Milan to Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The trains are operated by Trenitalia France and have 4 levels of service - Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room - and two types of carriages: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.

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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Modane

The price of train tickets from Milan to Modane starts at €21 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 Milan to Modane 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 Milan to Modane? 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 Milan to Modane take?

The average journey time by train between Milan and Modane is 3 hours and 39 minutes, with around 5 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 Milan and Modane by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Modane is 1 hour and 57 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Modane cost?

Train ticket prices from Milan to Modane can start from as little as €21 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 Milan to Modane?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Modane without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Milan to Modane each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Milan to Modane leave?

The first train from Milan to Modane leaves at 06:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Milan to Modane leaves at 16:10. 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 Milan and Modane by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Modane cover a distance of around 124 miles (200 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Modane to Milan.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan to Modane for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/24/2022. 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 02/05/2022 for travel on 02/05/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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