Wien / Vienna to Milano / Milan / Mailand by train



From Wien Hbf/Hauptbahnhof to Milano by direct train

Travel Information

The train is typically scheduled to depart from Wien Hbf at 19:18 and from Wien-Meidling at 19:23 and arrive in Milano at 07:42

Final Destination: La Spezia Centrale

The train also calls at: Verona, Peschiera del Garda (arrive 06:07); Desenzano del Garda (arrive 06:16) and Brescia (06:32)

This train now continues beyond La Spezia to destinations on Italy's Mediterranean Coast, hence it calls in Milano Rogoredo station, to avoid the need to reverse direction in Milano Centrale station.
It goes to on call in Genoa Piazza Principe station, at Rapello and in Levanto, the latter station is in The Cinque Terre.

1 x train per night


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date

The train conveys:

- Compartment Seats (Sitzwagen)
- Couchettes (Liegewagen); 4 berths AND 6 berths
- Standard sleeping cars (Schlafwagen) with 3 bed, 2 bed and 1 cabins
- Deluxe sleeping cars (Schlafwagen) with 3 bed, 2 bed and 1 cabins

The first price you will see on the OBB ticketing site will be for the compartment seats.

Click the train button above for more info including the rail pass reservation fees.

Rail Pass Users:

You can now book rail pass reservations without paying booking fees on the OBB website (OBB operates these trains).Though the process for doing so isn't particularly obvious, hence this step-by-step guide.

OR reservations can be arranged and paid for at the ÖBB Reisebüro desk in Wien Hbf - (ideally do this when you first arrive at Wien Hbf on the preceding train on your itinerary) or by calling OBB Customer Service (+43 5 1717).

Making the rail pass reservation online a minium of a couple of weeks ahead of the travel date, is particularly recommended if you will be traveling between June and September.
If you wait until arriving in Wien/Vienna to reserve, your first choice of accommodation may have sold out.

Where to book
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OBB Guide

OBB is the national rail operator and its booking service offers journeys by express trains within Austria, as well as international journeys which don't involve making a connection outside of Austria.

It pays off to book online, as the discounted 'Sparscheine' tickets are only ever made available on the website, and when making international journeys to and from Austria, these Sparscheine tickets tend to be cheaper.
OBB can offer particularly good value for money when travelling with children on international rail journeys, but something to watch out for when travelling between Austria and Germany on daytime trains, is that reservations are an optional extra; but if you book 1st class tickets with the Germany railways website DB, the reservations are complimentary.

OBB often takes a unique approach to its booking path, but a key thing to keep in mind is that the first price you will see for any journey is that of a Second Class seat.
The costs of upgrading to first class, a reservation, or a sleeping cabin etc, is then added to this price.

Nightjet *

Nightjet Guide

Booking places in the sleeping cabins

When entering 2 travellers as 1 male and 1 female, you will automatically be given the option to book a 3-bed cabin for the sole use of the two of you - the 'double' cabin option.
So you will be in the cabin together with no other travellers.

3 men + 2 women or 3 women + 2 men = three beds in a triple cabin + two beds in a double cabin is what you will be offered, though the cabins will then be male and female only.
So if the combination of travellers is 1 male/female couple + 1 male/female couple and a child, you will need to make two separate bookings so that the two couples can each share a cabin.

When 4 Adults are travelling together you will be given the option of booking double or triple cabins.
If you select 'Double' you will automatically be assigned 4 beds in two double cabins.
Because the Triple cabins are segregated into male and female, when two women + two men are in the travel party, the two men will be sharing a triple compartment with another traveller, as will the two women
When 3 men + 1 woman or 3 women + 1 man are the travel party, the fourth person will then be sharing a three bed cabin with two other people.

On this journey

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Good to Know

This is the only direct train between Wien/Vienna and Milano, but it has had its terminating station in Milano switched from the main station Milano Centrale to Milano Porta Garibaldi.
Not an issue for those heading to most areas of the city centre as Porta Garidbaldi is on line 2 of the Milan Metro and there are direct trains from Gabribaldi station to Arona, Stresa and Como; but connections are now more awkward when heading on destinations only served by trains from Milano Centrale, such as Genova, Sanremo and Pisa.

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