Train from Milan to Verona
Leave Italy’s most fashionable city for one of its most romantic. Learn about taking the train from Milan to Verona.
Arriving in Milan for an Italy trip gives you easy access to northern Italy via the country’s efficient high-speed rail network. One of the cities on many a traveler’s wish list is Verona, famous as the setting for Shakespeare’s tragic story of Romeo and Juliet and also for its well-preserved Roman arena.
Make getting from Milan to Verona easy by taking the train. The drive doesn’t take much longer to cover the 98 miles (158 km) than the fastest trains, but driving in Italy has its own challenges and frustrations. Leave the navigating to the experts.
Frequent Trains from Milan to Verona
Trenitalia’s high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains serve both Milano Centrale station and Verona Porta Nuova station with Frecciarossa and Frecciabianca trains. There are 42 trains each day leaving Milan for Verona, the vast majority of which are direct trains. These make the journey in just over 1 hour 20 minutes.
There are also some Regionale trains that make the trip more than two hours long. The direct - and faster - trains are more plentiful, so they’re an even smarter choice. Tickets cost $17-23.
Italo trains travel to both Milano Centrale and Verona Porta Nuova and Milano Centrale, but there’s no way to book a direct route between these cities on Italo. You must book Milan-Bologna and also Bologna-Verona, with a change of trains in Bologna. Milan-Bologna takes about 1 hour 15 minutes, and Bologna-Verona takes 50 minutes.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Milan to Verona
Most of the Trenitalia trains from Milan to Verona are direct trains. They have stops along the way, but passengers don’t need to get off until they arrive in Verona.
Amenities on Trains from Milan to Verona
The top of the line AV trains are Frecciarossa, and these train cars all come with air conditioning and power outlets in the seats for your convenience. There are both 1st class and 2nd class cars - 1st class passengers get a free drink and a choice of newspaper – and a cafe car that's available to all passengers.
Frecciabianca trains are the third-tier AV trains, though they are very similar in passenger experience to the top of the line (they’re just not as fast). On the Frecciabianca trains, there are both 1st-class and 2nd-class cars. Passengers in 1st-class cars get a free drink and a newspaper. Frecciabianca trains sometimes have a cafe car which all passengers can use, and power outlets are in both class cars at each seat.
Milan and Verona Train Stations
Milan's main station, Centrale, is also a local transportation hub with buses and trams stopping outside and a Metro (subway) stop in a lower level of the station itself. Porta Garibaldi station is a smaller station, though it also has a Metro stop and several bus lines stop nearby.
Porta Nuova is Verona’s primary train station. It opens onto Piazzale 25 Aprile, which is also Verona’s main hub for city and regional buses. The train station isn’t right within the historic center, but there are frequent buses from the piazza into the center.