Get ready to shift gears as you make the easy and comfortable journey from bustling Milan to the tranquil canals of Italy’s floating city. Many of Italy’s high-speed trains make the 153-mile journey in just 2 hours and 25 minutes.
Sit back and enjoy the journey as you glide south through scenic Lombardy and Veneto to Italy’s Adriatic coast. Many high-speed trains stop in Bologna, Padua or Genoa en route to Venice. On the faster routes, you won’t be required to change trains. However, if you’re traveling on a slower and less expensive regional train, you may be required to transfer from one train to another.
Milan to Venice train times
High-speed trains leave Milano Centrale once or twice per hour for Venice's Santa Lucia station — averaging 45 trains per day. The earliest train leaves Milano Centrale at 6:15 a.m. The last train to Venice leaves Milan at 11:18 p.m.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Amenities on the train between Milan and Venice
Many trains make the daily journey between Milan and Venice in just 2 hours and 25 minutes, traveling up to 155 miles per hour.
Italy’s high-speed trains are equipped with air conditioning and electrical outlets at your seat to charge devices. There is wi-fi on trains, but the signal will drop in tunnels and at stations. Expect a cafe car on every train, as well as food cart that brings snacks, sandwiches and beverages to your seat. At the end of each car you’ll find a restroom and plenty of racks to store large luggage.
Located at the northern end of the city center, Milan Centrale is a hub for Milan’s Metro, tram and bus networks. Here you can catch high-speed trains to Italian and international destinations, as well as inter-city and regional trains to smaller cities and towns. Milan Central is also the destination for the Malpensa Express, which goes to Milan’s main airport.
Santa Lucia station, also known as Venezia S. Lucia, is the city’s central train station. Located across the Grand Canal from the historic Santa Croce district, Santa Lucia station provides high-speed train service to international and Italian destinations, as well as slower regional service to towns and cities throughout northeast Italy.