How to get from Milan to Parma

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from Milan to Parma

You can get from Milan to Parma by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Milan to Parma on 17 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:40Milano, San Donato1h20 21:00Parma
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18:00Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano1h50 19:50Parma
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19:00Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano1h50 20:50Parma
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19:00Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano2h00 21:00Parma
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19:20Milan Centrale1h38 20:58Parma
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Travel Information to Parma from Milan

distanceDistance71 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £10
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £10 • 1 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus or Regionale

Travel 71 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train to Parma from Milan. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £7. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Itabus or Regionale among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Milan to Parma.

How to Travel from Milan to Parma?

It's approximately 79 miles from Milan to Parma, and travelling between the two cities by public transport is an easy matter. Frequent trains and buses provide quick journey times, with the fastest trips enabling travellers to arrive in Parma in just over an hour. With more than 30 trains and many bus services on every day of the week, public transport really is the simple, relaxing and speedy way to travel between Milan and Parma!

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Milan to Parma?

 BlaBlaCar provides regular and affordable carpool or bus services to Parma, with speedy journey times starting at just one hour and 10 minutes. However, the cheapest way to get from Milan to Parma is via the Flixbus services. The fastest Flixbus coaches travel directly to Parma in around one hour and 24 minutes, and passengers can opt to hop off at a variety of local stops, making journeys even more convenient! 

What is the Fastest Way To Get from Milan to Parma?

The quickest direct trains to Parma take one hour and 14 minutes and arrive at the main Parma railway station. Train operators include Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, Italo, and more. Trains depart from Milan Centrale rail station from the early hours until late at night on every day of the week. Although the majority of trains are direct services, some do require one change. 

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Travel from Milan to Parma By Train

With up to three trains per hour to Parma, travel from Milan really couldn't be more simple. Ticket prices vary throughout the day but are always an affordable transport option. Booking trains with journey times of around 1.5 hours can be the cheapest travel solution for passengers who prefer to take the train, and there are plenty of these services to choose from throughout the entire week. Most trains depart from Milan Centrale station, although some do leave from Porta Garibaldi or Rogoredo. All trains arrive at Parma station. This is a new building, which is fully accessible, is located within a couple of minutes' walk of beautiful Parma Cathedral in the centre of town. 

 Travel from Milan to Parma By Bus

The BlaBlaCar bus and carpool service operates to Parma from the very early hours of the morning, with journey times from just one hour and 10 minutes. BlaBlaCar provides a variety of stops in Parma, including the Viale delle Esposizione and Casello di Parma, located at the end of the A1 motorway. The cheapest coach service is provided by FlixBus, with the fastest journey times of one hour and 25 minutes. Most FlixBus coaches arrive at Parma Bus Station, which is located in the centre of the town. Additional buses are available from Sellitto, Bus Centre, and Autolinee Federico. Buses leave from a variety of Milan bus stations, including Lampugnano and San Donato M2. Both of these bus stations are serviced by the Milan Metro and other forms of public transport. 

Travel Tips: Travel from Milan to Parma

Travel to Parma easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Milan to Parma.

There are 4 ways to travel to Parma from Milan including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Milan to Parma. Tickets for a coach cost on average £7.

This is compared to other travel options to Parma:

A coach is generally £3 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £10 from Milan to Parma.

The fastest way from Milan to Parma is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 17 min.

Other travel options between Milan and Parma can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Parma by coach can take on average 1 h 20 min.

The distance from Milan to Parma is approximately 71 miles.

The average frequency per day from Milan to Parma is:

  • Around 1 coach per day.
  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Milan to Parma as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Milan to Parma:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Milan, Stazione Centrale and tend to arrive in Parma, Terminal Bus.
  • Trains mostly depart from Milano Centrale and arrive in Parma.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Milan to Parma, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Itabus for coaches to Parma. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Itabus Milan to Parma tickets on Omio for £7.
  • Regionale can get you to Parma by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Regionale from Milan to Parma for £10 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Milan to Parma with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches per day with BlaBlaCar, Busitalia, Calanda Viaggi or Itabus.
  • You can find around 15 direct trains per day and book this direct train with Trenitalia, Frecciarossa, Regionale, Intercity or Intercity Notte.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Parma as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Parma from Milan.

Many of our customers travelling from Milan to Parma don't make Parma their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Bologna, Rome or Naples, either of which you could add to your Milan and Parma trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Parma to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip between Milan and Parma, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £7 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £10 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Milan to Parma online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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