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

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  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Parma

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  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Parma

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Drive

  1. Drive from Milan to Parma

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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 hourly, 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 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: 47 min

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 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.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Parma
Ave. Duration
47 min
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 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 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €13
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Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€8 - €13
Other operators
Blablacar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Parma
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8
Schedules at
blablacar.com

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Milan and Parma. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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