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There are 3 ways to get from Milan to Parma by train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  47 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Parma Fa / ...

8€ - 50€

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Rideshare  •  1h 48m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Parma 126 km

8€

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Drive  •  1h 18m

  1. Drive from Milan to Parma 126.7 km

15€ - 23€

Milan to Parma by train

The train journey time between Milan and Parma is around 1h 18m and covers a distance of around 123 km. The fastest train normally takes 47 min. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce and Trenitalia Intercity, the Milan to Parma train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Parma. Typically 50 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan to Parma train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Parma is 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Parma is to rideshare which costs 8€ and takes 1h 48m.

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The fastest way to get from Milan to Parma is to train which takes 47 min and costs 8€ - 50€.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Parma. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 47 min.

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The distance between Milan and Parma is 116 km. The road distance is 126.7 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Parma without a car is to train which takes 47 min and costs 8€ - 50€.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Parma takes 47 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Milan to Parma train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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Milan to Parma train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Parma station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Parma is 127 km. It takes approximately 1h 18m to drive from Milan to Parma.

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  • Distance: 115.8 km
  • Duration: 47 min

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Parma, Italy?

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Milano Centrale to Parma 3 times a day. Tickets cost 13€ - 50€ and the journey takes 47 min. Trenitalia Intercity also services this route 5 times a day.

Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Parma
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
13€ - 18€
Base Standard
28€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 50€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Parma
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
8€ - 13€
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Parma
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€
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blablacar.co.uk

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