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Getting from Trieste to Milan by train

Take a direct train from Trieste to Milan and you could be in the heart of one of the global style capitals in just over four hours. Forget facing traffic and dealing with parking woes! Choose train travel over driving for a more comfortable and convenient journey. Trenitalia operates daily train services on this route - book tickets on one of their high-speed Frecciarossa trains and sit back in the comfy seats while enjoying air conditioning, free WiFi and great views.

Want to arrive in Milan in style? Upgrade to Executive seats and you’ll get more space with gourmet meals served to your seat. Reach Milan Central station and walk over to the nearby Piazza Duomo, home to the gorgeous Milan Cathedral, plenty of delectable restaurants and lively bars.

Need more information before booking? Find the FAQs and train times for this route below.

Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station by train

It takes an average of 6h 16m to travel from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station by train, over a distance of around 221 miles (356 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station and tickets for this journey start from €27.45 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 10m
PriceFrom €27.45
Distance221 miles (356 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train05:00
Last train19:16
Departure stationTrieste Centrale
Arrival stationMilan Central Station
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia, Flixbus

Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station train times

Check out the next trains departing from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station for Tuesday 29th June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:16 11:50 5h 34m, 2 changes
07:16 12:25 5h 9m, 2 changes
08:16 13:15 4h 59m, 1 change
10:39 16:50 6h 11m, 1 change
11:16 16:50 5h 34m, 2 changes
12:16 17:15 4h 59m, 1 change
13:16 17:55 4h 39m, 1 change
14:16 18:55 4h 39m, 1 change
16:05 20:15 4h 10m, direct
16:16 21:50 5h 34m, 2 changes

Frecciarossa and Trenitalia trains from Trieste Centrale to Milano Centrale

You can travel from Trieste Centrale to Milano Centrale on Frecciarossa and Trenitalia 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 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.

Cheap train tickets from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station

The price of train tickets from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station starts at €27.45 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 Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station 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 Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station? 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 Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station take?

The average journey time by train between Trieste Centrale and Milan Central Station is 6 hours and 16 minutes, with around 15 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 Trieste Centrale and Milan Central Station by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station is 4 hours and 10 minutes.

How much does the train from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station cost?

Train ticket prices from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station can start from as little as €27.45 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 Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station leave?

The first train from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station leaves at 05:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station leave?

The last train from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station leaves at 19:16. 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.

What's the distance between Trieste Centrale and Milan Central Station by train?

Trains travelling from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station cover a distance of around 221 miles (356 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Milan Central Station to Trieste Centrale.
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. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/29/2021. 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 06/11/2021 for travel on 06/11/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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