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There are 8 ways to get from Milan to Vatican City by train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini 8111-13 / ...

30€ - 90€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  7h

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Rome 574.9 km

27€ - 32€

6 alternative options

Train via Cavalleggeri/S. Pietro  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Roma Termini Fr

43€ - 121€

Drive  •  5h 22m

  1. Drive from Milan to Vatican City 574.9 km

70€ - 110€

Fly from Milan Linate  •  3h 18m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Rome (FCO) LIN - FCO

48€ - 141€

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  3h 35m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Rome (FCO) MXP - FCO

34€ - 109€

Train to Turin, fly  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
  2. Fly from Turin (TRN) to Rome (FCO) TRN - FCO

54€ - 223€

Train to Genoa, fly  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Rome (FCO) GOA - FCO

58€ - 224€

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Vatican City is to rideshare which costs 27€ - 32€ and takes 7h.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Vatican City is to fly which costs 45€ - 150€ and takes 3h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale Station station and arriving at Roma Termini. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 39m.

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The distance between Milan and Vatican City is 475 km. The road distance is 574.9 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Vatican City without a car is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs 30€ - 90€.

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The train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini takes 3h 39m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Milan to Vatican City train services, operated by ItaloTreno, depart from Milano Centrale Station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Vatican City is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs 30€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 45€ - 150€ and takes 3h 18m.

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Milan to Vatican City train services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Vatican City.
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  • Distance: 474.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 39m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Vatican City, Vatican?

ItaloTreno operates a train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini hourly. Tickets cost 30€ - 90€ and the journey takes 3h 39m. Alternatively, Alitalia flies from Milan to Vatican City every 4 hours.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 480€
Flights from Turin to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 320€
Flights from Genoa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
11€ - 200€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
Train operators
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 50€
Smart Low Cost
30€ - 45€
Smart Flex
65€ - 90€
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
16€ - 23€
Smart Low Cost
14€ - 20€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
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 P.Garibaldi to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
29€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
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 Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
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 Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
17€ - 20€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Thello
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Rome
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 32€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Vatican City is 575 km. It takes approximately 5h 22m to drive from Milan to Vatican City.

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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Rome Airport.

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There are 20645+ hotels available in Vatican City. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 20 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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