There’s never a bad time to visit Milan. So, when in Trieste, consider taking a Trenitalia train to the fashion capital of the world.
The journey takes four hours from city to city, allowing you to work, rest and catch up on your favourite box-set on the way. Even though it’s an hour longer than flying, you’ll certainly save yourself time, since there’s no need for long airport check-ins when you go by train. There’s also plenty of space for your luggage needs and no restrictions on liquids.
When you arrive, Milan Central station is just a 4km journey to the main sights, compared to the lengthy 53km journey from Milan airport.
Learn more about the route from Trieste to Milan by consulting our handy information below.
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).
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.
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 Trieste Centrale to Milan 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 Trieste Centrale and Milan is 6 hours and 56 minutes, with around 16 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 Trieste Centrale to Milan is 4 hours and 5 minutes.
Train tickets from Trieste Centrale to Milan can start from as little as €27.79 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Trieste Centrale to Milan without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Trieste Centrale to Milan. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Trieste Centrale to Milan leaves at 05:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Trieste Centrale to Milan leaves at 21:16. 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 Trieste Centrale to Milan cover a distance of around 222 miles (357 km) during the journey.