The train is the best and fastest way to travel from Turin to Milan. Thanks to Frecciarossa and Italo high-speed trains, you can get to the Italian capital of fashion in less than an hour.
As a bonus, you’ll arrive right in the heart of the city centre and you won’t have to worry about parking or traffic at all. Have some delicious coffee in the restaurant car, enjoy plenty of legroom while reading the latest news on the onboard entertainment portal, or just sit back and relax.
Still not sure if travelling by train is the ideal solution for you? Keep reading for more information on train times, ticket prices and FAQs.
It takes an average of 1h 5m to travel from Turin to Milan by train, over a distance of around 78 miles (126 km). There are normally 46 trains per day travelling from Turin to Milan and tickets for this journey start from £11.35 when you book in advance.
78 miles (126 km)
46 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.
Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at 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.
Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.
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.
Although Smart is Italo’s standard and cheapest class, you won’t miss out on the fantastic service! This class provides you with the following amenities:
In addition to all the perks of Italo Smart, Italo Prima also provides a little extra, such as a dedicated Fast Track service and a welcome service.
If you fancy travelling in style, upgrade to Italo Club Executive and enjoy dedicated catering service, personal screens, and free entry to Italo Club Lounge.
Travel in Second Class and enjoy seats with fold-down tables, power sockets and a bar carriage in the middle of the train.
In addition to all the amenities in Second Class, you'll get to enjoy more spacious seats and legroom in First Class.
If you're travelling on a budget, buy a ticket for a basic seat - you'll find a spacious and comfy seat with a fold-down table, as well as a minibar service.
This couchette can host up to 4 people and offers plenty of amenities, including a toiletry kit, bedding, and breakfast served in the morning.
In the Deluxe cabin, you'll enjoy a whole breakfast menu, a wake-up service and a comfier bed. Single, double or 3-berth compartments are available.
The Excelsior cabin can host up to 2 people. Enjoy the perks of the Deluxe cabin, as well as a welcome drink and a private bathroom with washbasin, shower and mirror.
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.
While there’s no bar or restaurant carriage on Italo trains, you can use the vending machines on board to get snacks and drinks during your journey.
Priority seats for passengers with reduced mobility are available on Italo trains. They’re usually located next to an accessible toilet. All accessible toilets also have tactile and Braille signs.
Air-conditioning is available on all Italo trains, as well as at-seat power sockets.
You can get snacks and drinks from the vending machines available in coach 3. Gluten-free and lactose-free options are available too.
At the moment, Intercity trains do not offer an entertainment portal on board. However, you can make use of your internet data, as well as charge your devices thanks to the power sockets that are available at your seat.
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 all Intercity trains.
A minibar trolley service is available on all Intercity Notte trains – you can choose from a wide range of snacks and drinks. Vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free options are available too.
Unfortunately, free WiFi is not available on Intercity Notte trains.
Intercity Notte trains have a coach with designated spaces for 2 passengers with a wheelchair and 2 companions. You’ll find a wheelchair symbol outside the coach.
Depending on the class you’ll be travelling in, you’ll get to enjoy additional perks, including a wake-up service, breakfast, bedding and more.
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 Turin 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 Turin and Milan is 1 hour and 5 minutes, with around 46 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 Turin to Milan is 41 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Turin to Milan can start from as little as £11.35 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 Turin to Milan without having to change trains. There are 36 direct trains from Turin to Milan each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Turin to Milan leaves at 05:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Turin to Milan leaves at 22:29. 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 Turin to Milan cover a distance of around 78 miles (126 km) during the journey.
For this journey, I took one of the 38 high-speed Frecciarossa trains that run daily between Turin and Milan.
Departing from Torino Porta Nuova
Torino Porta Nuova train station is in the city centre. You can easily get there by taking either the tube – the stop is called “Porta Nuova” and it’s on the Fermi - Lingotto line – or trams n.4, 7 or 9 which stop right outside the train station.
As I arrived quite early, I decided to go to the Feltrinelli bookshop, located on the ground floor close to the platforms. If you don’t really enjoy reading, you can find more than 40 other shops in the station’s new shopping centre.
Connect to the “Free WiFi TorinoPN” network and you’ll have free Internet access for 15 minutes inside the station. Alternatively, with the Around Station app, you can have free and unlimited WiFi, but you need to download the app and sign up to connect.
Like the main Italian train stations, Torino Porta Nuova has security gates where you need to show your train ticket to make sure it’s valid for the train you’re taking. The gates are at the end of the covered atrium. I suggest you go through them as soon as your platform number appears on the departure information display to avoid missing your train – queues can be quite long during peak times in the morning and in the evening, especially when a Frecciarossa train bound for Milan is about to depart.
On the Frecciarossa train bound for Milan
Since the journey is quite short, I decided to save money and buy a Super Economy ticket to travel in Standard Class, where I found comfortable seats and enough legroom. The onboard WiFi worked quite well and allowed me to access Le Frecce Portal, where you can watch movies and TV shows as well as read national newspapers and magazines. You should definitely sit on the left-hand side of the train – a breath-taking view of the Alps surrounding Turin is waiting for you!
Arriving at Milano Centrale
I reached Milano Centrale in just over 40 minutes and at a maximum speed of 289 km/h. Once past the exit gates, I found myself in a huge atrium with vaulted ceilings and plenty of shops and bars. To get to the underground, I used the moving walkway at the side of the atrium and followed the signs. The tube stop is called Centrale and is served by the M2 (green) and M3 (yellow) lines on which you can reach the city centre in just a few minutes. Alternatively, you can take one of the taxis you’ll find outside next to the bus stops for Orio al Serio and Linate airports.
My journey on the Frecciarossa was very comfortable. I was surprised the train hardly made any sound even when increasing its speed. As the journey is quite short and many different offers are available for this route, Milan is the perfect destination for a day trip from Turin. A journey you shouldn’t miss.
Origin: Torino Porta Nuova
Destination: Milano Centrale
Travel time: 1h
Train stops: none, direct train
Federica is one of our trusted, hand-picked travel writers. The information for this article was recorded first-hand, based on her own genuine experience of the journey.