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Set off by train from Milan to Parma

There are many reasons why you should make the journey from Milan to Parma by train. One of the best is to sample the amazing array of food and drinks each city has to offer.

From the tasty cotoletta alla milanese of Milan to the famed Parmesan cheese and Parma ham of its namesake city, you can take a culinary journey in so many ways.

The train from Milan to Parma can take less than an hour on the fastest services, with thirty options a day operating from breakfast through to late evening. Although it takes the same time as driving, you won’t have to worry about parking, or getting a permit to drive into the ZTL congestion zone when you travel by public transport.

The Trenitalia service is one of the most comfortable ways to enjoy the ride, with large comfy seats and an impressive onboard entertainment system. Needless to say, the buffet cart isn’t bad either! If this has left you hungry for more, read our handy FAQs below.

Milan to Parma by train

It takes an average of 3h 56m to travel from Milan to Parma by train, over a distance of around 71 miles (115 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Milan to Parma and tickets for this journey start from €7.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 21m
Price€7.90 - €59.90
Distance71 miles (115 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationParma
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsautolinee_federico, goopti,

Milan to Parma train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Parma for Tuesday 2nd Jun 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:27 08:48 2h 21m, 1 change
06:45 12:09 5h 24m, 1 change
10:27 12:48 2h 21m, 1 change
12:27 14:48 2h 21m, 1 change
12:49 15:25 2h 36m, 1 change
13:49 16:25 2h 36m, 1 change
16:27 18:48 2h 21m, 1 change
17:08 20:10 3h 02m, 1 change
18:27 20:48 2h 21m, 1 change
20:27 06:05 9h 38m, 1 change

Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, Frecciabianca and Intercity trains from Milan to Parma

You can travel from Milan to Parma on Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, Frecciabianca 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.

Frecciabianca trains operate outside Trenitalia high-speed lines. Offering more than 40 daily routes, they're capable of reaching a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). Frecciabianca trains connect the centres of northern and southern Italy, running along the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coasts. All Frecciabianca trains have power sockets and large reclining seats, as well as ample space for luggage. There are two classes of service – First Class and Second Class. In First Class, customers can look forward to a welcome service with snacks and drinks and a morning newspaper.

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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 Parma

Train tickets from Milan to Parma start at €7.90 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 €15.72.
lowest price found
from7.90
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price14.78
on the day
avg. single price15.72

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 Parma 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 Parma? 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 Parma take?

The average journey time by train between Milan and Parma is 3 hours and 56 minutes, with around 11 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 Parma by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Parma is 2 hours and 21 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Parma cost?

Train tickets from Milan to Parma can start from as little as €7.90 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 Parma?

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

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

The first train from Milan to Parma leaves at 06:27. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Milan to Parma leaves at 23:33. 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 Parma by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Parma cover a distance of around 71 miles (115 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Parma to Milan. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Milan to Parma.
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 Parma for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/06/2020. 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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