Italian elegance, not everyone can pull it off, you know, but with Trainline, we think you can. Go from Milan, the Italian fashion capital to Turin, the city of refined cuisine and architecture. Of course, the sleekest way to do so is by train. You’ll only need 45 minutes to spare to make this speedy journey between cities, that’s just enough time to change into your sharp new Italian wardrobe.
Italo’s air-conditioned trains provide Wi-Fi to all customers, though if you are feeling especially fancy, try going Executive Club for lounge access and extra-wide seats. Frecciarossa’s sleek fleet offer similar levels of comfort and plush options in Executive Class, or maybe you’ll do as the locals do and take an Intercity train for extra convenience. Live your best Italian life today, just check out our FAQs, train times and ticket prices below to learn more!
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).
Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at 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 Turin 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 Turin is 1 hour and 49 minutes, with around 19 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 Turin is 53 minutes.
Train tickets from Milan to Turin 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Turin without having to change trains. There are 18 direct trains from Milan to Turin. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Milan to Turin leaves at 05:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Milan to Turin leaves at 23:32. 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 Turin cover a distance of around 78 miles (126 km) during the journey.
Departing from Milano Centrale
The platform number for my train appeared on the board just seven minutes before I was scheduled to depart, and at Milano Centrale you have to get through a few boarding gates to reach the platforms. There was a small queue but I managed to board the train with a few minutes to spare. I'd suggest heading straight for the boarding gates as soon as you know your platform number – as I did – to avoid missing your train!
Frecciarossa 1000 is such a cool train. Seats are comfortable and there’s plenty of legroom in Standard Class. The onboard WiFi works really well – you can access the Frecce portal to watch movies and TV shows as well as read the national newspapers and magazines. Make sure you sit on the right-hand side of the train if you want to make the most of the breath-taking view of the Alps surrounding Turin.
Arriving in Turin
We arrived at Torino Porta Susa, which is right before the more central Torino Porta Nuova, after 40 minutes – hitting a top speed of 297 km/h along the way. The train station is quite modern, resembling arm because of its long and slim shape. There are many bars and restaurants, Trenitalia’s and Italo’s lounges, the underground, car hire services and a taxi rank on Corso Bolzano. Torino Porta Susa station is mainly used by commuters – it’s close to many companies such as Banca Intesa San Paolo and Rai, the national public broadcasting company of Italy.
If you need power sockets or WiFi, go to Bread House, a bar that is right opposite the station on Corso Inghilterra. The best way to get to the city centre is on the underground.
I loved travelling on the Frecciarossa 1000 – it’s super comfortable and the service is excellent! There’s plenty of legroom and space for luggage even in the Standard Class and the armchairs are quite comfortable. Turin is the perfect destination for a day trip from Milan, it’s such a short journey and you can easily get cheap train tickets thanks to the many deals and discounts that are available. I definitely recommend it!
Federica is one of our trusted, hand-picked travel writers. The information for this article was recorded first-hand, based on her own genuine experience of the journey.