The main departure hall at Milan's main station that sits behind the concourse

How to take a rail journey from Rome/Roma to Milan/Milano

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Roma / Rome to Milano / Milan / Mailand by train

A sequence of two high speed railways enables high speed trains to rush from Rome/Roma to Milan/Milano
This high speed route is shared by 'Frecce' services operated by the national rail operator, Trenitalia, and competing Italo services.

For those who favor cheapest price over journey time, there is also the opportunity to save money by taking the much slower Intercity trains which still snake their way along the older 'classic' railway line.

Connections are available in Milano Centrale station for locations with no direct trains from Roma including towns in northern Italy such as Como and Stresa; and for Swiss destinations including Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano, Luzern and Zurich.

Routes you can take to go from Roma / Rome to Milano / Milan / Mailand

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: taking the high speed Frecce trains operated by Trenitalia
Travel Time (approx)

2hr 55min - 3hr 20min



Travel Info

1 - 3 x trains per hour

Route Information

Option 2: taking the Italo high speed trains
Travel Time (approx)

3hr 10min - 3hr 40min approx



Travel Info

1 or 2 x trains per hour

Route Information

Option 3: taking the Intercity trains
Travel Time (approx)

6hr 22min



Travel Info

Mon to Sat = 2 x trains per day
Sunday = 3 x trains

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