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High-speed train travel from Paris to Milan

Taking a trip from the City of Lights to the fashion capital of the world? Hop on the train from Paris to Milan and you’ll be in the centre of the shopping mecca before you know it. Train travel allows you to skip the hassle of taking airport transfers and the boredom of enduring lengthy security checks. Direct trains can get you there in just six and a half hours. Leave Paris at noon and you’ll reach Milano just in time for aperitivo!

For the quickest journey, hop on the high-speed TGV train from operator SNCF. Take a little nap on their comfy First Class seats so you can arrive refreshed and ready to take in all that the uber-stylish city has to offer. Want to find out a little more? Read on for the FAQs and train times.    

Paris to Milan by train

It takes an average of 11h 10m to travel from Paris to Milan by train, over a distance of around 397 miles (639 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Paris to Milan and tickets for this journey start from €29 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 07m
Price€29 - €346
Distance397 miles (639 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationMilan
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus, Thello

Paris to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Milan for Wednesday 21st Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:30 Paris Gare de Lyon13:50 Milano Porta GaribaldiTGV INOUI 9241 SNCF Get tickets7h 20m, direct
07:22 Paris Gare de Lyon15:50 Milano CentraleTGV Duplex Lyria 9203 SNCF Get tickets8h 28m, 1 change
08:18 Paris Gare de Lyon16:40 Milano CentraleTGV Duplex Lyria 9763 SNCF Get tickets8h 22m, 2 changes
09:27 Paris Gare de l’Est18:50 Milano CentraleTGV INOUI 2409 SNCF Get tickets9h 23m, 4 changes
10:45 Paris Gare de l’Est20:13 Milano Greco PirelliICE 9573 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets9h 28m, 6 changes
10:45 Paris Gare de l’Est20:14 Milano Porta GaribaldiICE 9573 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets9h 29m, 4 changes
10:45 Paris Gare de l’Est20:17 Milano CentraleICE 9573 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets9h 32m, 3 changes
12:22 Paris Gare de Lyon20:50 Milano CentraleTGV Duplex Lyria 9213 SNCF Get tickets8h 28m, 2 changes
13:43 Paris Gare de l’Est21:40 Milano CentraleTGV INOUI 9575 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets7h 57m, 2 changes
14:43 Paris Gare de Lyon21:50 Milano Porta GaribaldiTGV INOUI 9249 SNCF Get tickets7h 07m, direct

TGV, SNCF and Thello trains from Paris to Milan

You can travel from Paris to Milan on TGV, SNCF and Thello 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.

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.

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).

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.

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Milan

Train tickets from Paris to Milan 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 €200.04.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price136.90
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price139.58
on the day
avg. single price200.04

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 Paris to Milan 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 Paris to Milan? 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 Paris to Milan take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Milan is 11 hours and 10 minutes, with around 20 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 Paris and Milan by train?

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

How much does the train from Paris to Milan cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Milan 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 Paris to Milan?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Milan without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Paris to Milan. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Paris to Milan leaves at 06:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Milan leaves at 20:24. 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 Paris and Milan by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Milan 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 Milan to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris to Milan.
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 Paris to Milan for a typical week day using timetable data for 21/10/2020. 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 12/10/2020 for travel on 21/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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