No one could ever grow tired of the gorgeous lakeside surroundings of Stresa, but if you're craving something a little different, Trenitalia trains can speed you from Stresa to Milan Central Station in just an hour – that’s so much quicker than driving, not to mention the hassle of parking you’d avoid. Make sure you also get a window seat – it'll help you enjoy the views along the way.
Arriving in the middle of Milan, you’ll be ready to set off and explore the city. Don’t miss out on a trip to the Duomo, and be sure to take a look through the windows of some of the fashion capital’s most beautiful boutiques too.
Hesitating? Scroll down for more details about the train journey from Stresa to Milan Central Station.
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.
Founded by Trenitalia and FNM (Ferrovie Nord Milano), Trenord run suburban and regional trains in Lombardy and from Lombardy to Ticino, the Italian-speaking region in Switzerland. With Trenord, you can travel between Milan, Bergamo, Como, Varese, Pavia, Brescia, Chiasso, Milan Malpensa Airport and Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport in total comfort. All Trenord trains have First and Second Class and offer special discounts to travellers under 14, over 60 and groups.
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 Stresa to Milan Central Station 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 Stresa and Milan Central Station is 1 hour and 18 minutes, with around 18 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 Stresa to Milan Central Station is 59 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Stresa to Milan Central Station can start from as little as €8.60 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Stresa to Milan Central Station without having to change trains. There are 14 direct trains from Stresa to Milan Central Station each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Stresa to Milan Central Station leaves at 05:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Stresa to Milan Central Station leaves at 21:41. 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 Stresa to Milan Central Station cover a distance of around 43 miles (68 km) during the journey.