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Travelling from Milan to Monterosso by train

Italy is the country that just keeps giving to the explorer in all of us. So, if you’ve decided that a visit to the home of gelato, Gucci and gorgeous history is on the cards, then this route should be your top choice. Explore the sights and sounds of Milan, from the famed Galleria and its designer boutiques to the stunning Duomo and Sforza Castle. A traditional tram through the city is a fabulous way to get from A to B, but when it comes from getting from uh, M to M, that is, Milan to Monterosso, then head to the train station.

You’ll be travelling just under 3 hours on a Trenitalia Intercity train, where air-conditioning and plenty of luggage space are all provided to keep you comfy. Use the power socket at your seat to charge up your phone or camera, you’re going to need it because Monterosso awaits. One of the 5 rainbow towns that make up the coastal Cinque Terre, you can discover plenty of opportunities for beautiful holiday snaps as well as blissful beach visits. Monterosso is the most visited of the 5 towns because of its golden sandy beach! Enjoy a bit of la dolce vita, just see our journey information for this route below!

Milan to Monterosso by train

It takes an average of 3h 49m to travel from Milan to Monterosso by train, over a distance of around 94 miles (151 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Milan to Monterosso and tickets for this journey start from €9.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 51m
Price€9.90 - €82.10
Distance94 miles (151 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationMonterosso
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia

Milan to Monterosso train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Monterosso for Tuesday 3rd Nov 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:20 14:53 4h 33m, 2 changes
12:10 15:05 2h 55m, direct
12:32 15:54 3h 22m, 1 change
13:10 16:53 3h 43m, 1 change
14:05 17:05 3h 00m, direct
14:32 17:54 3h 22m, 2 changes
15:10 18:53 3h 43m, 2 changes
16:05 19:05 3h 00m, direct
16:32 19:57 3h 25m, 1 change
17:05 20:56 3h 51m, 2 changes

Frecciarossa, Trenitalia and Intercity trains from Milan to Monterosso

You can travel from Milan to Monterosso on Frecciarossa, Trenitalia and Intercity 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).

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.

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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.

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Monterosso

Train tickets from Milan to Monterosso start at €9.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €26.31.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price27.25
on the day
avg. single price26.31

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 Monterosso 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Monterosso? 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 Monterosso take?

The average journey time by train between Milan and Monterosso is 3 hours and 49 minutes, with around 20 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 Monterosso by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Monterosso is 2 hours and 51 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Monterosso cost?

Train tickets from Milan to Monterosso can start from as little as €9.90 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Milan to Monterosso?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Monterosso without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Milan to Monterosso. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Milan to Monterosso leaves at 06:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Milan to Monterosso leaves at 23:20. 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 Monterosso by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Monterosso cover a distance of around 94 miles (151 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Monterosso to Milan.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan to Monterosso for a typical week day using timetable data for 03/11/2020. 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 19/10/2020 for travel on 24/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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