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Taking the train from Milan to Rapallo

When you’re all shopped-out and in pursuit of Italy’s quieter side, take the train from Milan to Rapallo.

This pretty coastal retreat is the perfect tonic to Milan’s hustle and bustle, with charming coastal views and interwoven cobbled streets. You’re also not too far from Portofino fishing village, if you’re looking for a special day out.

In just over two hours, Trenitalia’s Intercity train takes you from the heart of Milan direct to Rapallo – you’ll be whisked from city centre to city centre without having to worry about traffic nor parking. If that’s not enough, there are 23 trains a day operating from 06:10 until 21:10 from Milan to Rapallo.

To find out more about the service, or for FAQs, please read on.

Milan to Rapallo by train

It takes an average of 2h 34m to travel from Milan to Rapallo by train, over a distance of around 77 miles (124 km). There are normally 21 trains per day travelling from Milan to Rapallo and tickets for this journey start from €9.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 06m
Price€9.90 - €79.90
Distance77 miles (124 km)
Frequency21 trains per day
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationRapallo
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Milan to Rapallo train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Rapallo for Wednesday 15th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:10 Milano Centrale08:23 RapalloIntercity 651 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 13m, direct
06:32 Milano Lambrate09:20 RapalloRegionale 2179 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 48m, 1 change
07:32 Milano Lambrate10:06 RapalloRegionale 2181 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 34m, direct
08:13 Milano Lambrate10:19 RapalloIntercity 657 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 06m, direct
08:37 Milano Lambrate11:46 RapalloRegionale 2175 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 09m, 1 change
09:10 Milano Centrale12:06 RapalloIntercity 659 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 56m, 1 change
09:25 Milano Centrale13:02 RapalloFrecciarossa 9300 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 37m, 1 change
11:10 Milano Centrale14:07 RapalloEurocity 143 Thello Get tickets2h 57m, 1 change
12:10 Milano Centrale14:19 RapalloIntercity 665 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 09m, direct
12:32 Milano Lambrate15:18 RapalloRegionale 2185 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 46m, 1 change

Trenitalia, Frecciabianca and Intercity trains from Milan to Rapallo

You can travel from Milan to Rapallo on 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.

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 Rapallo

Train tickets from Milan to Rapallo 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 €20.88.
lowest price found
from9.90
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price19.62
on the day
avg. single price20.88

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 Rapallo 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 Rapallo? 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 Rapallo take?

The average journey time by train between Milan and Rapallo is 2 hours and 34 minutes, with around 21 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 Rapallo by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Rapallo is 2 hours and 6 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan to Rapallo cost?

Train tickets from Milan to Rapallo 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 Rapallo?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Rapallo without having to change trains. There are 10 direct trains from Milan to Rapallo. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

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

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

The last train from Milan to Rapallo leaves at 21:10. 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 Rapallo by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Rapallo cover a distance of around 77 miles (124 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rapallo 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 Rapallo for a typical week day using timetable data for 15/07/2020. 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 13/07/2020 for travel on 09/06/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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