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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Milan Rogoredo  •  3h 47m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milan Rogoredo 9992 / ...

€32 - €124

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the rideshare from Rome to Milan 574.4 km

€29 - €32

6 alternative options

Train  •  4h 5m

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

€32 - €122

Bus and ferry  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Roma Tiburtina to San Donato Milanese Marsala

€32 - €51

Bus  •  10h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Milan N77 / ...

€30 - €45

Drive  •  5h 22m

  1. Drive from Vatican City to Milan 576.5 km

€70 - €110

Fly to Milan Linate  •  2h 57m

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

€44 - €151

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  3h 27m

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

€37 - €135

Vatican City to Milan by subway and train

The journey time between Vatican City and Milan is around 3h 51m and covers a distance of around 565 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 24m. Operated by ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità, ItaloTreno, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Vatican City to Milan service departs from Cipro and arrives in Duomo M3. Typically 240 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 51m
Fastest journey time:
3h 24m
Services per week:
240
Cheapest price:
€32
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:42
Last service departs at:
19:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vatican City to Milan subway and train schedules

Departing Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Vatican City to Milan is to rideshare, which costs €29 - €32 and takes 6h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Vatican City to Milan is to fly which costs €40 - €160 and takes 2h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vatican City to Milan. However, there are services departing from Atrio dei Quattro Cancelli and arriving at via cavallotti prima di c.so europa via Roma Tiburtina, via emilia prima di via morandi and via g. impastato fronte via busseto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vatican City to Milan. However, there are services departing from Cipro and arriving at Duomo M3 via Roma Termini and Rogoredo Fs. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 47m.

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The distance between Vatican City and Milan is 475 km. The road distance is 576.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Milan without a car is to train via Milan Rogoredo which takes 3h 47m and costs €30 - €130.

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It takes approximately 3h 47m to get from Vatican City to Milan, including transfers.

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Vatican City to Milan bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Roma Tiburtina station.

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Vatican City to Milan train services, operated by ItaloTreno, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Milan is to train via Milan Rogoredo which takes 3h 47m and costs €30 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 10h 7m, you could also fly, which costs €40 - €160 and takes 2h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Vatican City to Milan.
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  • Distance: 474.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 47m

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

ItaloTreno operates a train from Roma Termini to Milan Rogoredo hourly. Tickets cost €30 - €90 and the journey takes 2h 58m. Trenitalia Frecce also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Autoservizi Salemi Srl operates a vehicle from Roma Tiburtina to San Donato Milanese 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 - €160
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€15 - €190
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €490
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€65 - €120
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 Roma Termini to Milan Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €90
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€65 - €90
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 Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€80 - €120
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
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Roma Tiburtina to San Donato Milanese
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €45
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €35
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 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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Vatican City to Milan bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at San Donato Milanese station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vatican City to Milan is 577 km. It takes approximately 5h 22m to drive from Vatican City to Milan.

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Alitalia offers flights from Rome Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 1367+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Vatican City 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 Vatican City to Rome Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs €7 - €9.

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