Traveling by train from Venice to Milan is a quick and comfortable journey. The distance from Venice to Milan is 173 miles and many Freccia high-speed trains make the trip in just 2 hours and 25 minutes.
The Venice to Milan train cuts across scenic Veneto and Lombardy, from the Adriatic coast to Italy’s northern city. Many Trenitalia Freccia AV trains stop in Bologna or Verona along the way. 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.
Venice to Milan train times
Trenitalia's high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains leave Venice's Santa Lucia Station (often shortened to SL) once or twice per hour for Milano Centrale — averaging 50 trains per day. The earliest Trenitalia train leaves Santa Lucia station at 12:01 a.m. The last train to Milan leaves Venice at 11:11 p.m.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Amenities on the Freccia trains between Venice and Milan
Many of Trenitalia’s Frecciargento AV trains make the daily journey between Venice and Milan 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 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.
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.
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.