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Milan to Paris by Train

The European city break, is there anything better? Sure, there’s plenty to see and do in Milan, the stunning Italian capital that perfectly blends history and trendy modern lifestyle, but wouldn’t another few days in Paris just make everything better? Of course it would.

So, exchange a day of airport transfers, security checks and waiting, so much waiting, with a leisurely day of travel in the most stylish of ways, by train. Thello and SNCF trains, including the latter’s speedy TGV fleet, will get you from Spain to France in a little over 7 hours direct. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the view. Ready to go? See route information and FAQs below!

Milan to Paris by train

It takes an average of 10h 18m to travel from Milan to Paris by train, over a distance of around 397 miles (639 km). There are normally 24 trains per day travelling from Milan to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €1 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 10m
PriceFrom €1
Distance397 miles (639 km)
Frequency24 trains per day
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationParis
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Milan to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Paris for Friday 14th May 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:00 Milano Porta Garibaldi13:14 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 9240 SNCF Get tickets7h 14m, direct
06:43 Milano Centrale15:08 Paris Gare de LyonRegionale 25506 Trenord Get tickets8h 25m, 3 changes
07:20 Milano Centrale15:42 Paris Gare de LyonEurocity 50 Trenitalia Get tickets8h 22m, 2 changes
07:43 Milano Centrale16:35 Paris Gare de l’EstRegionale 25508 Trenord Get tickets8h 52m, 4 changes
09:43 Milano Centrale17:38 Paris Gare de LyonRegionale 25512 Trenord Get tickets7h 55m, 2 changes
09:46 Milano Greco Pirelli19:05 Paris Gare de l’EstRegionale 25032 Trenord Get tickets9h 19m, 3 changes
09:50 Milano Nord Domodossola19:05 Paris Gare de l’EstRegionale 229 Trenord Get tickets9h 15m, 4 changes
10:46 Milano Greco Pirelli20:38 Paris Gare de LyonRegionale 25036 Trenord Get tickets9h 52m, 4 changes
10:50 Milano Nord Domodossola20:38 Paris Gare de LyonRegionale 231 Trenord Get tickets9h 48m, 5 changes
12:43 Milano Centrale20:47 Paris Gare de l’EstRegionale 25518 Trenord Get tickets8h 4m, 3 changes

SNCF and TGV trains from Milano to Paris

You can travel from Milano to Paris on 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.

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 Paris

The price of train tickets from Milan to Paris starts at €1 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 Paris 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 Paris? 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 Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Milan and Paris is 10 hours and 18 minutes, with around 24 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 Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Paris is 7 hours and 10 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Milan to Paris can start from as little as €1 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 Paris?

No, there are no direct train services from Milan to Paris. Travelling from Milan to Paris by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Milan to Paris leaves at 11:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Milan to Paris leaves at 09:25. 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 Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Paris cover a distance of around 397 miles (639 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Milan. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Milan to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/14/2021. 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 02/21/2021 for travel on 02/21/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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