Lyon to Milano / Milan / Mailand by train

Take the new train services which is direct from the city centre station in Lyon to the city centre station in Milano

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.

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From Lyon to Milan by train

Travel Information

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

Tickets

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.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Trenitalia from €25

Trenitalia Guide

Trenitlalia is the national rail operator in Italy and in addition to its cheaper types of ticket; it also typically offers other discounts available to non-Italians, which include:

  • Group Offers, provides for a discount of up to 50% when 3-5 Adults travel together.
  • Family Offer for when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 11 and under.
  • The Children Free Offer is available for journeys by Frecce trains, when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 15 and under.
    Those aged 15 and under travel for free, but the Adults will need to purchase full price 'Base' tickets.
Trainline from €25

Trainline Guide

Rail Europe from €25

On this journey

Journey Features

Scenic - YesLandscape (Hills / Mountains)High Speed (partial journey)

Good to Know

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.

Journey description:

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.

Passing the Lac D'Auiguebelette on the way to Chambery Passing the Lac D'Auiguebelette on the way to Chambery
The view from the left as the train races through Chiomonte station The view from the left as the train races through Chiomonte station
Racing towards the Mont Cenis Tunnel Racing towards the Mont Cenis Tunnel
Travelling through the narrow valley to the north of Modane Travelling through the narrow valley to the north of Modane
Passing through Modane on exiting the Mont Cenis tunnel Passing through Modane on exiting the Mont Cenis tunnel
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