Traveling by train from Rome to Milan is an easy and comfortable way to explore Italy’s varied and scenic landscapes. The distance from Rome to Milan is 297 miles and many Freccia high-speed trains make the trip in just 2 hours and 55 minutes.
Enjoy a journey that tracks north through Italy’s breathtaking Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy regions, with a stop in Bologna. Most Trenitalia Freccia AV trains travel directly from Rome to Milan and 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.
Rome to Milan train times
Trenitalia trains leave Rome Termini station several times per hour for Milan Centrale Station — averaging 65 trains per day. The earliest Trenitalia train leaves Rome Termini station at 6:00 a.m. The last train to Milan leaves Rome at 11:50 p.m.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Amenities on the Freccia trains between Rome and Milan
Many of Trenitalia’s Freccia AV trains make the journey between Rome and Milan in just 2 hours and 55 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 WiFi on Frecciarossa and Frecciargento 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.
Termini is Rome’s large, international train station and the main transportation hub for public transportation in Rome. Located in the center of the city, Roma Termini provides daily service to all major Italian cities as well as many major European cities. From Termini you can also catch the Leonardo Express train to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino airport.
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.