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Milan Centrale station information & facilities

Distance from Milan Centrale to city center
Distance from Milan Centrale to city center
2.3 miles (3.7 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 50 - 22: 20
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Metro lines: M2 (green), M3 (yellow)
Tram lines: 1
Bus lines: 5, 9, 10, 42, 81, 87, 152, 728, N26, NM2, NM3, Air Bus, Orio Shuttle
Train lines: FR, FB, EC, Thello, XP2, R28, IC, ICN, RV, R, Regio, Italo
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Milan Linate Airport
4 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport can be reached from the station by public transit in 30 minutes with the Autostralade bus which runs every 15-20 minutes.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free WiFi in the station.
ATM
ATM
There are ATMs in various locations around the station
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
Provided by KiPoint and located on the ground floor, on the side of Piazza Luigi di Savoia. It is open every day from 06: 00 to 23: 00.
Dining
Dining
Venchi | Panzera Coffee | Burger King | Bar Motta | Caffè Napoli | VyTA Boulangerie | Spontini | Starbucks | Dispensa Emilia | McDonald's | & many more
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Hertz | Avis | SIXT | Maggiore | Budget | Europcar | Noleggiare
Information Desk
Information Desk
Located next to the ticket office on the ground floor in the shopping gallery.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Station is wheelchair accessible, has elevators and the Sala Blu, Trenitalia's office of assistance for disabled travelers, is next to Platform 4.
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Travel from Milan city centre to Milano Centrale train station

Milan is the second most populated city in Italy. It is known as a city of haute couture fashion and also famous for its iconic gothic Duomo di Milano Cathedral. During your visit to the city you will get to experience the historic architecture, art and culture of Milan. The main central train station in Milan is the Milano Centrale station. The station operates various intercity and regional train routes over Italy, as well as some international routes to neighbouring countries like Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

The Milano Centrale is in the Zone 2 of Milan, however, the city centre would be considered the area in Zone 1. To get to the Milano Centrale in Zone2 from Zone 1, there are various public transport options. For instance, to get from the Piazza del Duomo square in the heart of Milan, there is a direct metro route, the Yellow 3 Line.

How far is it from Milan city centre to Milano Centrale train station?

The Milano Central train station is located northeast of the city centre of Milan. The distance from the main Duomo square is more or less 2.5 miles (4 km) and can take about 16min.

To get to the train station from the Piazza Duomo square, head southeast to the Via Larga avenue. Continue on it until it curves and intersect with Francesco Sforza Avenue. Turn left and follow Francesco Sforza Avenue northeast as it turns into Uberto Visconti di Modrone Avenue, and later on into San Damiano Avenue. The road will be curving left into Senato Avenue. When you see the Archi di Porta Nuova arches on your left, take a right heading north along Piazza Cavour. You will pass the Dugnani Palace on your right as well as the Indro Montanelli Gardens. As the road ends, take a left on Iginio Ugo Tarchetti Road, and your second right onto Piazza della Repubblica. This road will lead you directly to the Milano Centrale train station.

What is the best way to get to Milano Centrale train station from Milan city centre?

It is simple and fast to travel from the Milan city centre to the Milan train station. The best method of transport is most likely taking the underground metro system. If you find yourself near the famous Piazza del Duomo square, make your way down to the metro line at the west end of the square. In this case you’ll want to take the Yellow 3 Metro Line heading in the direction towards Comasina. It should only take about 6min to get to the Centrale FS stop just four stations up the line.

The Centrale FS metro stop is in the Piazza Duca d’Aosta right in front of the Milano Centrale station. Walking from the city centre to the train station is not really an option, especially if you have an early train time from Milan. Covering the distance on foot can take up to around 37min.

Where is the airport in Milan and how to get there?

The main international airport serving the Milan area is the Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). This hub is more or less 32 miles (51.5 km) northwest of the centre of Milan. The drive can take about 46min depending on the traffic situation. Nonetheless there is a bus, the Autostradale, and a couple train lines, R28 and XP2, which make the trip in about an hour’s time.

How accessible is Milano train station for those with limited mobility?

Passengers with reduced mobility that have a train to Milan, have a series of services and facilities available to them as to allow a barrier-free transit through the Milano Centrale train station. Firstly, getting of the train, the station is equipped with wheelchair lifts to allow comfortable disembarking. All of the train platforms also have elevators available for getting to the train hall upon your arrival. The station has guide rails installed on the ground for travellers with impaired vision to also get around as barrier-free as possible.

Once you make it to the train hall of the Milano Centrale station, there are wheelchair accessible toilets as well as ticket offices and waiting rooms. If you’re a passenger with reduced mobility who may require assistance whether inside the station or for getting on and off the trains, the Milan station has a Sala Blu office. Here passengers can get information about the train station in Milan and its accessible facilities. It’s also possible to request personal assistance.

Travel from Milan city centre to Milan train station: duomo in Milan

Milan Central Train Station. Source: Shutterstock

Night trains to/from Milano Centrale

Trenitalia offers some night train routes in and out of the Milano Centrale train station. For instance, on the InterCity Notte, you can get between Milan and other cities in Italy like Bari and Lecce, or Salerno, Siracusa and Palermo. There are also international night routes to Zurich in Switzerland.

Traveling by train in Milan: Sustainable journey

Sustainability is currently a key element in the RFI Trenitalia strategy. Their approach is based on researching innovative products and solutions to guarantee a continued improvement of the energy efficiency. They are constantly working towards reducing the environmental impact of their trains and stations over Italy, as well as their use of resources.

Local tips: Milano train station points of interest

The Milano Centrale station is the main train terminal serving the city. It operates most domestic and international routes. The Milano Centrale station is a grandiose 1930s building, just northeast of the central area of Milan. Upon your arrival, the station is equipped with a few cafés to choose from as well as a chemists, if necessary, a few shops and car hire agencies.

You’ll want to head into the Zone 1 city centre area to see some of the top attractions Milan has to offer. Of course, the Duomo di Milano Cathedral is a must. The iconic façade takes up the entire side of the large main square. Nearby, you can also check out the medieval fortress Sforzesco Castle, and just around it, the Sempione Park.For more information, you can check Omio The Window Seat.

  • Go shopping at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Check out Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper at the Santa María delle Grazie
  • Get yourself some tickets to the opera at the Teatro alla Scala
  • Enjoy a traditional Milan aperitif
  • Go to a canal-side café or club at Naviglio

What to do in Milan

Milan is a top destination in Italy for those who are interested in fashion, history and culture. The city is home to some of the most iconic high fashion brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Armani. As for those not interested in the haute couture, there are some amazing museums, landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage sites around the city. One of the UNESCO World Heritage sites is the Santa María delle Grazie church. The church also happens to be the home of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Last Supper masterpiece.

In the heart of Milan you’ll find some iconic attractions such as the Duomo di Milano Cathedral. Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, Basilica de Sant’Ambroglio, Santa Maria delle Grazie and Sforzesco castle all stand like sentinels guarding western access to the famous Duomo. Around town, pizza is an ideal and delicious pick-me-up on your travels, but you can also sit down to a steaming plate of Risotto alla Milanese or some Ossobucco.

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