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Route overview
Avg. journey time3h 34m
Trains per day32
Fare range€11.00 - €198.00
Train operators
First & last trains
First train departs at00:15
Last train departs at23:55
Fastest journey
Fastest route2h 52m
Origin StationRome
Destination StationMilan

Rome to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rome to Milan for Friday 26th Apr 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
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Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciabianca trains from Rome to Milan

You can travel from Rome to Milan on Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and Frecciabianca 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.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 350 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.

Frecciabianca trains operate outside Trenitalia high-speed lines. Offering more than 40 daily routes, they're capable of reaching a maximum speed of 200 km/h. Frecciabianca trains connect the centres of northern and southern Italy, especially on 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.

Cheap train tickets from Rome to Milan

Train tickets from Rome to Milan start at €10.90 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 €84.99.
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avg. single price69.21
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avg. single price69.68
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avg. single price84.99

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 Rome 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 dependant on the individual train operating company you travel with.

How long does it take to travel from Rome to Milan by train?

The average journey time between Rome and Milan is 3 hours and 34 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 52 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 35 trains per day travelling from Rome to Milan. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Rome to Milan?

The first train from Rome to Milan departs at 00:15. The last train from Rome to Milan departs at 23:55. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Rome and Milan?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Rome to Milan without having to change trains. There are 32 direct trains from Rome to Milan. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Milan to Rome. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Rome to Milan.

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Thanks to the higher number of Frecciarossa trains, Rome and Milan have never been closer

Review by Federica Sciori

I took a Frecciarossa high-speed train from Roma Termini at 13:00 with an expected arrival time of 15:59 in Milano Centrale.

Departing from Rome

I took the tube to get to Roma Termini train station. The closest tube stop is called Termini and is right under the station. Just follow the sign “Stazione ferroviaria” (train station) and you’ll find yourself at the station’s main entrance, with Piazza dei Cinquecento on your left-hand side.

As I arrived quite early, I decided to spoil myself with a delicious lunch at Mercato Centrale, a real paradise of Italian street food where you can find many food stands offering Italian and Roman delicacies and sit down at one of the available tables. The market is on the right-hand side of the train station, in via Giolitti. The food is amazing, such good value for money!

After lunch, I used my Trainline app to check if my train was on time and headed to the platform indicated on the app. Like the other Italian stations, Roma Termini has security gates where you need to show your e-ticket on the app before going to the platform. As you can find small queues during peak times and in the evenings, I suggest you get to the train station at least 10 minutes before your departure.

On the Frecciarossa train

I bought an Economy ticket to travel on Frecciarossa’s Standard Class. The Standard Class offers comfortable ergonomic armchairs, plug sockets, reclining tables and free WiFi through Le Frecce portal. I used the portal to watch a movie and read a couple of magazines during the journey.

A few minutes after leaving Roma Termini, we stopped at Roma Tiburtina where a lot of passengers got on, as this stop is also very close to the tube station.

As soon as the Frecciarossa left Rome, the speed started increasing and we found ourselves travelling at 300 km/h in no time at all. Our next stop was Firenze Santa Maria Novella, where we changed direction of travel as Florence train station is at the end of the line. If possible, I suggest you sit on the left-hand side of the train to take in the amazing landscape of Tuscany hills on the Rome to Florence route.

We then stopped at Bologna Centrale – the new underground station created for high-speed trains – and Reggio Emilia AV Mediopadana, which was recently opened. 40 minutes later we were in Milano Rogoredo, on the south-eastern outskirts of Milan.

Arriving in Milan

After leaving Milano Rogoredo, we reached our final destination, Milano Centrale, which sees more than 120 million passengers pass through every year. The station has 24 platforms and also security gates you need to pass through to exit onto Piazza Duca d’Aosta.

I decided to walk from the train station to Milan city centre – a nice 30-minute walk along Via Vittor Pisani and Via Bastioni di Porta Nuova. Alternatively, you can also take the tube (the tube station is opposite the train station) or you can take one of the taxis you’ll find on the left-hand side of the station.


Origin: Roma Termini

Destination: Milano Centrale

Train: Frecciarossa

Class: Standard

Travel time: 2h 59m

Train stops: Roma Tiburtina, Firenze SMN, Bologna Centrale, Reggio Emilia AV, Milano Rogoredo


About Federica

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.

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*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 Rome to Milan for a typical week day using timetable data for 26/04/2019. 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 01/10/2018 for travel on 01/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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