Taking the train from Lyon to Milano has been transformed by the better thanks to the launch of a new service of the ultra-smart Italian Frecciariossa 1000 trains, the top-tier trains operated by Trenitalia.
Final Destination: Milano Cle
These trains also call at: Torino Porta Susa
These newly introduced 'Frecce' services, which are operated by Trenitalia, are typically scheduled to depart from Lyon's city centre station at 09:30 and 17:20, the evening departure is the faster of the two services (not sure why this is the case as they take the exact same route).
These trains also depart from: Chambery at 09:54 and 18:45.
2 x trains per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 4 months* ahead of the travel date
Frecciarossa 1000 trains on the domestic routes within Italy convey 4 classes of accommodation, but the Standard Premier service is not available on this international route.
Also 'Allegro' has been introduced as the branding for the Standard and Business Class, SMTJ isn't certain as to the reason for this, other than to make a distinction with the tickets on the domestic routes.
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There is also a daily TGV train service from Lyon to Milano, but it departs from the station at Lyon-Saint Exupery airport, which is some distance from the city centre.
This station has easy access from the area around Lyon-Part-Dieu thanks to the Rhone-Express tram service.
The train is due to depart at 16:38, so for an easy connection board the tram before 16:00.
This train travels through The Alps on either side of the France/Italy border - as it follows the Mont-Cenis route.
The best of the views are from the left of the train - when facing the direction of travel, so hope that your assigned seat(s) is on that side of the train.
The train will travel at more than 280 km/h on the high speed line between Torino/Turin and Milano.
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