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Travelling from Paris to Milan by Frecciarossa and TGV in less than 6h

Frecciarossa Paris to Milan now running 

Good news! You can now travel from Paris to Milan on a high-speed Frecciarossa train operated by Trenitalia. Frecciarossa 1000 trains run between Paris Gare de Lyon and Milan Central station and call at Lyon Part Dieu and Torino Porta Susa too. Tickets start from €29 in Standard Class.

What’s more, you can enjoy plenty of amenities on board, including comfy seats, free WiFi, reading lights, at-seat power sockets, and lots of luggage space.

Frecciarossa Paris-Milan timetable

Train 9281 Train 9287  
07:26 15:18 Paris Gare de Lyon
09:20 17:14 Lyon Part-Dieu
13:18 21:18 Turin Porta susa
14:07 22:07 Milan Centrale


If you aren't travelling direct, you might travel on a high-speed TGV train for all or part of your journey from Paris to Milan. This modern train also offers comfortable seating, lots of space for luggage and WiFi to keep you connected along the way.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Paris to Milan in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save. If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap train tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today.


Paris to Milan by train

It takes an average of 9h 23m to travel from Paris to Milan by train, over a distance of around 397 miles (639 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Paris to Milan and tickets for this journey start from €19 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 49m
PriceFrom €19
Distance397 miles (639 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
First train06:47
Last train20:25
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationMilan
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, Trenitalia, Trenitalia France

Paris to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Milan for Thursday 27th January 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
20:22 Paris Gare de Lyon10:40 Milano CentraleTGV INOUI 6715 SNCF Get tickets14h 18m, 2 changes
20:25 Paris Gare de l’Est09:17 Milano CentraleTGV INOUI 2465 SNCF Get tickets12h 52m, 4 changes
20:25 Paris Gare de l’Est10:40 Milano CentraleTGV INOUI 2465 SNCF Get tickets14h 15m, 3 changes
06:47 Paris Gare de Lyon13:49 Milano Porta GaribaldiTGV INOUI 9241 SNCF Get tickets7h 2m, direct
07:22 Paris Gare de Lyon15:13 Milano Greco PirelliTGV Duplex Lyria 9203 SNCF Get tickets7h 51m, 2 changes
07:22 Paris Gare de Lyon15:55 Milano Porta GaribaldiTGV Duplex Lyria 9203 SNCF Get tickets8h 33m, 1 change
07:58 Paris Gare de l’Est16:17 Milano CentraleTGV INOUI 2407 SNCF Get tickets8h 19m, 4 changes
08:18 Paris Gare de Lyon16:40 Milano CentraleTGV Duplex Lyria 9763 SNCF Get tickets8h 22m, 2 changes
09:47 Paris Gare de Lyon18:17 Milano CentraleTGV INOUI 6703 SNCF Get tickets8h 30m, 4 changes
10:55 Paris Gare de l’Est19:13 Milano Greco PirelliICE 9573 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets8h 18m, 4 changes
10:55 Paris Gare de l’Est19:17 Milano CentraleICE 9573 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets8h 22m, 3 changes

TGV, SNCF, Trenitalia and Frecciarossa trains from Paris to Milan

You can travel from Paris to Milan on TGV, SNCF, Trenitalia and Frecciarossa 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).

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.

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). From December 2021, you can also travel with Frecciarossa from Milan to Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The trains are operated by Trenitalia France and have 4 levels of service - Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room - and two types of carriages: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Milan

The price of train tickets from Paris to Milan starts at €19 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 9 hours and 23 minutes, with around 17 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 6 hours and 49 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Milan cost?

Train ticket prices from Paris to Milan can start from as little as €19 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

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 4 direct trains from Paris to Milan each day. 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 06:47. 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 20:25. 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Milan for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/27/2022. 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 01/19/2022 for travel on 01/19/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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