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There are 8 ways to get from Rome to Milan by train, bus and ferry, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Fr / ...

30€ - 120€

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Bus  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Milano - Autostazione San Donato Baltour

24€ - 34€

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Bus and ferry  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Milan - San Donato

31€ - 44€

Night train  •  10h 38m

  1. Take the night train from Roma Tiburtina to Milano P.Garibaldi Ini

55€ - 80€

Rideshare  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the rideshare from Rome to Milan 574.4 km

29€ - 32€

Drive  •  5h 20m

  1. Drive from Rome to Milan 573.3 km

70€ - 110€

Fly to Milan Linate  •  3h 2m

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

55€ - 156€

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  3h 32m

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

42€ - 320€

Rome to Milan by train

The train journey time between Rome and Milan is around 3h 37m and covers a distance of around 565 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 10m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce and ItaloTreno, the Rome to Milan train service departs from Roma Termini and arrives in Milano Centrale. Typically 237 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Milan is to bus which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 7h 32m.

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The fastest way to get from Rome to Milan is to fly. Taking this option will cost 55€ - 160€ and takes 3h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Milan. However, there are services departing from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina and arriving at via cavallotti prima di c.so europa via p.le san donato m3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 40m.

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The distance between Rome and Milan is 477 km. The road distance is 573.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Milan without a car is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs 30€ - 120€.

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The train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale takes 3h 40m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Rome to Milan bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina station.

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Rome to Milan train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Milan is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs 30€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 7h 32m, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 160€ and takes 3h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Milan.
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  • Distance: 477.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 40m

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale hourly. Tickets cost 40€ - 120€ and the journey takes 3h 40m. ItaloTreno also services this route every 2 hours. Alternatively, Autoservizi Salemi Srl operates a vehicle from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Milan - San Donato once daily. Tickets cost 28€ - 45€ and the journey takes 6h 20m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 140€
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 470€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 420€
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
95€ - 230€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
21€ - 240€
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 Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
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 Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 50€
Smart Low Cost
30€ - 45€
Smart Flex
65€ - 90€
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Roma Tiburtina to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
10h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Trenitalia ICN
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Trenitalia
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Bahn DB
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Milan - San Donato
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 45€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Milano - Autostazione San Donato
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Baltour
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 Rome to Milan
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 32€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Rome to Milan bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Milan - San Donato station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Milan is 573 km. It takes approximately 5h 20m to drive from Rome to Milan.

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Alitalia offers flights from Rome Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 1428+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rome and Milan. 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 Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 14€.

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