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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 11h 31m to travel from Milan to Paris by train, over a distance of around 397 miles (639 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Milan to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €29 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 18m
Price€29 - €507
Distance397 miles (639 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Milan to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Paris for Friday 29th May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
08:42 Milano Porta Garibaldi16:17 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 9244 SNCF Get tickets7h 35m, direct
10:46 Milano Greco Pirelli19:38 Paris Gare de LyonRegionale 25036 Trenord Get tickets8h 52m, 2 changes
13:43 Milano Centrale09:31 Paris Gare de l’EstRegionale 25520 Trenord Get tickets19h 48m, 6 changes
14:46 Milano Greco Pirelli09:31 Paris Gare de l’EstRegionale 25052 Trenord Get tickets18h 45m, 7 changes
23:10 Milano Centrale09:37 Paris Gare de LyonEuroNight 220 Thello Get tickets10h 27m, direct
08:42 Milano Porta Garibaldi16:17 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 9244 SNCF Get tickets7h 35m, direct
09:46 Milano Greco Pirelli19:58 Paris Gare de l’EstRegionale 25032 Trenord Get tickets10h 12m, 3 changes
10:46 Milano Greco Pirelli21:29 Paris Gare de l’EstRegionale 25036 Trenord Get tickets10h 43m, 4 changes
10:46 Milano Greco Pirelli21:46 Paris Gare de LyonRegionale 25036 Trenord Get tickets11h 00m, 3 changes
13:43 Milano Centrale10:20 Paris Gare de l’EstRegionale 25520 Trenord Get tickets20h 37m, 5 changes

Thello, SNCF and TGV trains from Milan to Paris

You can travel from Milan to Paris on Thello, 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.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Thello, part of the Trenitalia Group, is an international railway service that connects France and Italy. Thello trains provide direct connections between Paris and Venice via Dijon, and Marseille and Milan via Nice. Trains between Paris and Venice are night/sleeper trains with three service levels. Choose either Standard shared berth compartments (4-6 berth), a standard bed cabin (1-3 people) which includes a welcome drink, breakfast, bed furnishings and a toiletry set, or treat yourself to a premium cabin (1-2 people) which feature a private bathroom with sink, shower and WC. Trains between Marseille and Milan offer Standard Class seating, as well as First Class, which has wider reclining seats for extra comfort.

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

Train tickets from Milan to Paris start at €29 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 €182.23.
lowest price found
from29
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price144.57
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price158.21
on the day
avg. single price182.23

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 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 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 11 hours and 31 minutes, with around 10 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 8 hours and 18 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Milan to Paris can start from as little as €29 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 Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Paris without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Milan to Paris. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Milan to Paris leaves at 07:20. 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 23:16. 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.
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 Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 29/05/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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