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.
It takes an average of 5h 11m to travel from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station by train, over a distance of around 221 miles (356 km). There are normally 30 trains per day travelling from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station and tickets for this journey start from £18.08 when you book in advance.
Milan Central Station
From 3h 55m
221 miles (356 km)
30 trains per day
Direct trains available
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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, free WiFi connection and 4 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 selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). You can now also travel with Frecciarossa between Milan and Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The new Frecciarossa trains have 4 levels of service – Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room – and two types of carriage: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.
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.
With Frecciarossa Standard, you’ll enjoy high-quality services including eco-leather reclining seats, folding tables and free WiFi, but at a cheaper price.
Providing all the perks of First Class for the price of Second Class, Frecciarossa Premium offers more legroom and luggage space, as well as a welcome service offering a complimentary sweet or salty snack and drink. You can also order your meal via the EasyBistrò paid service available on board.
If you’re travelling for work, Frecciarossa Business is the ideal option for you – it offers more legroom, glass dividers for more privacy, EasyBistrò meal service and a private 4-seat compartment called Salottino. A free foodbox containing a fresh product, a snack and a drink is also served to your seat.
Frecciarossa Executive can accommodate up to 10 single armchairs and offers plenty of legroom, wider reclining leather seats, free entry to FRECCIALounge at the main train stations, an exclusive open bar and Michelin-starred menu by the renowned Italian TV chef Carlo Cracco.
If you need to request special assistance, you can call: the toll-free number 800 90 60 60, which can be reached from a landline in Italy, or the national number +3902323232 which can be reached from a landline or mobile, even from abroad (international calling charges may apply).
Air-conditioning is available on board. You can also charge your devices thanks to the power sockets you can find at your seat.
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 5 hours and 11 minutes, with around 30 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 3 hours and 55 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station can start from as little as £18.08 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 are 4 direct trains 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 04:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Trieste Centrale to Milan Central Station leaves at 22:06. 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.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Milan Central Station to Trieste Centrale.