There are 5 ways to get from Parma to Milan by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  48 min

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

8€ - 50€

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Rideshare  •  1h 39m

  1. Take the rideshare from Parma to Milan 128.2 km

5€ - 11€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Parma to Milan, Milan N583 / ...

10€ - 13€

Bus via Duomo M1  •  2h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Parma to Milano Lampugnano Bologna

8€ - 30€

Drive  •  1h 18m

  1. Drive from Parma to Milan 128.5 km

17€ - 26€

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The cheapest way to get from Parma to Milan is to rideshare which costs 5€ - 11€ and takes 1h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Parma to Milan is to train which costs 8€ - 50€ and takes 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Parma to Milan. However, there are services departing from Parma and arriving at conciliazione m1 via lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Parma and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between Parma and Milan is 116 km. The road distance is 128.5 km.

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The best way to get from Parma to Milan without a car is to train which takes 48 min and costs 8€ - 50€.

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The train from Parma to Milano Centrale takes 48 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Parma to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Parma station.

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

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The best way to get from Parma to Milan is to train which takes 48 min and costs 8€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 14€ and takes 2h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Parma to Milan.
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  • Distance: 115.8 km
  • Duration: 48 min

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Parma to Milano Centrale every 3 hours. Tickets cost 13€ - 50€ and the journey takes 48 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Parma to Milan, Milan hourly. Tickets cost 9€ - 12€ and the journey takes 1h 50m.

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 Parma to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 50€
Website
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 Parma to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 18€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
15€ - 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 Parma to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
8€ - 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 Parma to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
Trenord
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Parma to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Parma to Milan
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 11€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Parma to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Milan, Milan station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Parma to Milan is 129 km. It takes approximately 1h 18m to drive from Parma to Milan.

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

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