Train from Verona to Milan
Travel from the romantic city of Shakespeare to the fashion capital of Italy. Learn about taking the train from Verona to Milan.
Whether you’re headed from Verona to Milan at the end of an Italy trip so you can fly home, or you’re gearing up for a designer shopping excursion, the best way to get from Verona to Milan is by train.
It’s a relatively straight shot from east to west, covering 98 miles (158 km), and Trenitalia can make the trip in less than 1.5 hours. Driving would take nearly two hours, and in addition you’d pay a pollution surcharge on your rental car to drive into central Milan. Skip the hassle and take the train.
Frequent Trains from Verona to Milan
Trenitalia’s high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains serve both Verona Porta Nuova station and Milano Centrale station, making it easy to get from one to the other. What’s more, the AV trains from Verona to Milan are direct, meaning passengers don’t need to change trains along the way.
There are 29 trains departing Verona Porta Nuova each day headed for Milano Centrale, and the fastest connection on this route makes the trip in 1 hour 23 minutes. There are both Frecciarossa and Frecciabianca AV trains connecting the two cities, as well as Regionale trains, though the latter take just under two hours. Tickets range in price from $17-27.
Italo trains serve both Verona Porta Nuova and Milano Centrale, but in order to travel from one to the other you must book Verona-Bologna and Bologna-Milan separately and change trains in Bologna. Verona-Bologna takes 50 minutes, and Bologna-Milan takes 1 hour 15 minutes.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Verona to Milan
There are plenty of direct Trenitalia trains from Verona to Milan, most of them the high-speed trains, so you should have no trouble finding one to suit your travel schedule.
Amenities on Trains from Verona to Milan
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.
Frecciargento and Frecciabianca trains offer very similar in passenger experience to the top of the line AV trains (they’re just not as fast). There are both 1st class and 2nd class cars. Passengers in 1st class cars get a free drink and a newspaper. Both typically have a cafe car which all passengers can use, and power outlets are in both class cars at each seat.
Verona and Milan Train Stations
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.
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.