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.
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 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 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station is 4 hours and 10 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station leaves at 05:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station cover a distance of around 221 miles (356 km) during the journey.