The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Rome to Milan will cost around £ 87 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 44.
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Of the 78 trains that leave Rome for Milan every day 72 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 477 km distance in an average of 4 h 7 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 59 m .
The slowest trains will take 11 h 54 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||296 miles (477 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 10 min|
|Average train ticket price||£38 (€44)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Italo, Frecciarossa, Intercity Notte, Trenitalia, Intercity, Regionale Veloce, Frecciabianca or Regionale|
Trains from Rome to Milan cover the 296 miles (477 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 10 min with our travel partners like Italo, Frecciarossa, Intercity Notte, Trenitalia, Intercity, Regionale Veloce, Frecciabianca or Regionale. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £38, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £35. Travellers depart most frequently from Roma Termini and arrive in Milano Centrale.
Find the best trains between Rome and Milan with Omio's travel partners Italo, Frecciarossa and Trenitalia from £35. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
Italo is a brand of high-speed trains operated by the Italian train company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV). Its fleet of trains includes the Italo AGV 575, the premier high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), and the Italo EVO, an eco-friendly train that can reach a maximum speed of 150 mph (250 km/h). Italo offers four different class options, but each train carriage is modernly equipped with a high level of comfort. You can choose between the Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive classes. Standard services in all Italo trains include toilets, free WiFi, power outlets, reclining leather seats, footrests, snack machines and Italo Live (free onboard entertainment featuring a selection of movies, music and games). Italo offers three types of fares with different prices and flexibility: Low Cost, Economy, and Flex.
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If you’re travelling from the illustrious Italian capital to its fashion mecca, high-speed and regional trains from Rome to Milan depart around four times every hour, every day of the week. You can get to Milan in less than 4 hours on a modern, high-velocity Italo or Frecce train. Board a Trenitalia Intercity or Regionale service for a slower-paced journey. Overnight services are also available if you prefer to arrive early in the morning.
With over 400 Rome to Milan trains departing every week, Omio can help you find and book your train trips in Italy. If you prefer an early departure, trains from Rome to Milan run from 6:00 a.m. daily. The last evening train leaves around 8:00 p.m. while a few overnight services depart at midnight. Rome to Milan trains depart fairly frequently, at least 4-5 every hour, so you won’t have to wait long for the next one. Services may change on weekends and public holidays, so it’s best to double-check the schedule.
The fastest direct train journey from Rome Termini to Milan Centrale takes 3h05min on high-speed Trenitalia Frecciarossa and Italo services that are designed for superior passenger comfort. If you have time to spare and want to see Italy at a slower pace, Intercity and Regionale trains take between 7-10 hours, depending on the number of stops and changes. There are a maximum of 2 changes on this route. Overnight trains from Rome to Milan will get you there by 7:00 a.m.
To get cheap train tickets from Rome to Milan try searching for your tickets a few months or week in advance, as you may be able to pick up low cost early bird specials. The earlier you book, the greater the saving. Being flexible with travel dates and searching different days and times is another way to track down cheap train tickets. If you purchase a seat on a Regionale or Intercity train that travels slower and stops more frequently, tickets are generally less expensive, while Frecciarossa high speed trains with leather seats and onboard catering tend to cost more. Children, students and senior passengers over 60 years old may be eligible for reduced rates with loyalty or membership cards. If you’re travelling around Italy by train with friends or family, you can also take advantage of group discounts and great family rates that allow kids to travel for free.
Departure train stations: Most of the trains travelling from Rome to Milan depart from Rome Termini train station, the main transport hub in the Italian capital, which has a wide range of facilities for travellers including ATMs, currency exchange, shops and restaurants. Located east of the city centre, only 2 miles from the Trevi Fountain, visitors can easily get the bus or Metro to Rome Termini. Some Intercity trains depart from Rome Tiburtina and Trastevere during the day, while the overnight train leaves from Rome Ostiense. These stations are on the outskirts of Rome, but located no more than 4 miles from Rome Termini.
Arrival train stations: Trains from Rome usually arrive at Milan Centrale train station, which is 3 miles north of the city centre and one of the biggest in Europe. Public transport connections via Metro, bus and trams are easy to access from Milan Centrale station, which offers facilities including cafés, ATMs and luggage lockers. A few trains arrive at Milan Porta Garibaldi and Nord Cadorna daily, which are on the Metro network and less than 3 miles from Milan Centrale.
Two train companies travel on this route: Trenitalia, Italy’s national train operator, and privately-owned Italo. The Trenitalia network includes Frecce, Intercity and Regionale trains. High-speed Frecciarossa trains depart 2 or 3 times per hour, taking 3-4 hours to arrive. Intercity and Regionale trains take 7-10 hours to travel from Rome to Milan as they tend to stop more frequently. Italo’s high velocity trains also have a travel time of 3-4 hours, depending on the number of stops. One or two Italo trains depart every hour.
Trenitalia offers regional, intercity and high-speed connections between Rome and Milan. High-velocity Frecce trains depart at least twice every hour from Rome Termini to Milan Centrale.. More than 10 Intercity and Regionale trains are scheduled to depart daily from Rome Termini, Tiburtina and and Ostiense to Milan Centrale, Nord Cadorna and Porta Garibaldi. This less expensive option includes both daytime and overnight trains. The duration is between 7 and 10 hours, as they tend to stop at every station and passengers may need to switch trains once or twice.
Italo’s high-speed trains offer comfortable connections between Italy’s main cities. Italo trains depart Rome Termini for Milan Centrale twice an hour, and the journey will take 3h10min or 3h40min to arrive. A range of passenger classes offer onboard services to suit your budget and needs. If there’s a chance that your plans might change, opt for a flexible ticket policy that can be refunded or exchanged.
When you book your train ticket from Rome to Milan with Omio, you can choose your seat, whether you prefer to watch the world go by from a window seat or like to stretch your legs and sit by the aisle. Passengers travelling on Italo trains can choose from three classes and enjoy services and amenities, such as welcome drinks, reclining seats with plenty of luggage space, a dedicated cinema coach and access to a private lounge while you’re waiting for your train. Amenities on board Frecce trains have been thoughtfully upgraded to include leather seats, Wi-Fi and power sockets for passenger comfort on your journey. If you need to work, silent zones, meeting rooms and catering services allow you to focus without distractions. Accessible toilets can be found on board and passengers are permitted to bring small pets onboard Trenitalia trains.
Departure Information: Most trains leave from Rome Termini, which is Rome's main station. Rome Termini is located in the west of the city and is around a 20-minute walk to both the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum. Rome Termini is on both Metro lines A and B making it very easy to get to from all over the city. Trains from Rome to Milan also leave from smaller stations Rome Tiburtina and Rome Ostiense, which are still accessible by Metro but are further out of the city.
Arrival train station: Milan Centrale is Milan's main train station most trains from Rome to Milan terminate here. However, some trains can also terminate at Porta Garibaldi, which is just a 20-minute walk to Milan Centrale, or Milan Rogoredo, which takes around 16 minutes by Milan's Metro to reach Milan Centrale.
Some of the Rome train stations to Milan you can start your journey from include Roma Termini, Roma Tiburtina and Roma Ostiense. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Milan include Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Roma Termini and arriving in Milano Centrale.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Roma Termini and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Milan most often arrive at Milano Centrale and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from this train station to the city centre.
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