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!
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.
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 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 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Monterosso is 2 hours and 51 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Milan to Monterosso leaves at 06:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Milan to Monterosso cover a distance of around 94 miles (151 km) during the journey.