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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 10h 10m to travel from Paris to Milan by train, over a distance of around 397 miles (639 km). There are normally 24 trains per day travelling from Paris to Milan and tickets for this journey start from €29 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 10m
Price€29 - €346
Distance397 miles (639 km)
Frequency24 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationMilan
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus

Paris to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Milan for Wednesday 14th April 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:47 Paris Gare de Lyon13:50 Milano Porta GaribaldiTGV INOUI 9241 SNCF Get tickets7h 3m, direct
07:08 Paris Gare de l’Est16:17 Milano CentraleTGV INOUI 9561 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets9h 9m, 4 changes
08:18 Paris Gare de Lyon16:40 Milano CentraleTGV Duplex Lyria 9763 SNCF Get tickets8h 22m, 2 changes
10:46 Paris Gare de l’Est18:50 Milano CentraleICE 9573 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets8h 4m, 3 changes
12:22 Paris Gare de Lyon20:17 Milano CentraleTGV Duplex Lyria 9213 SNCF Get tickets7h 55m, 2 changes
14:43 Paris Gare de Lyon21:50 Milano Porta GaribaldiTGV INOUI 9249 SNCF Get tickets7h 7m, direct
15:19 Paris Gare de l’Est06:13 Milano Greco PirelliICE 9563 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets14h 54m, 3 changes
17:43 Paris Gare de l’Est06:13 Milano Greco PirelliTGV INOUI 2069 SNCF Get tickets12h 30m, 6 changes
17:56 Paris Gare de Lyon06:31 Milano CertosaTGV Duplex Lyria 9277 SNCF Get tickets12h 35m, 4 changes
17:56 Paris Gare de Lyon06:37 Milano CentraleTGV Duplex Lyria 9277 SNCF Get tickets12h 41m, 3 changes

TGV and SNCF trains from Paris to Milan

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

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Milan

The price of train tickets from Paris to Milan starts at €29 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.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price143.49
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price159.15
on the day
avg. single price186.78

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 10 hours and 10 minutes, with around 24 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 10 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Milan cost?

Train ticket prices from Paris to Milan can start from as little as €29 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?

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

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

The first train from Paris to Milan leaves at 04:25. 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 09:25. 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 14/04/2021. 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 05/04/2021 for travel on 22/03/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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