There are 4 ways to get from Milan to Parma by train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 17m

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

8€ - 50€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 48m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Parma 126.1 km

8€

2 alternative options

Train via Canneto sull'Oglio  •  2h 24m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Piadena Re_11
  2. Take the train from Piadena to Parma R8

10€ - 13€

Drive  •  1h 18m

  1. Drive from Milan to Parma 126.7 km

17€ - 25€

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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 quickest way to get from Milan to Parma is to train which costs 8€ - 50€ and takes 1h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Parma. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 17m.

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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 1h 17m and costs 8€ - 50€.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Parma takes 1h 17m including transfers and departs hourly.

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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: 1h 17m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Milano Centrale to Parma every 3 hours. Tickets cost 13€ - 50€ and the journey takes 1h 17m. Two other operators also service this route.

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
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 50€
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
13€ - 18€
Base Standard
28€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 50€
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Parma
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 18€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
16€ - 18€
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 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Piadena
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
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Trenord
Train from Piadena to Parma
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 3€
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Trenord
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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