Trains Paris to Milan

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Facts

Trains Paris <> Milan

Booking horizon  3 months*
Duration 7h09
Distance  845km 
Direct trains Yes
First train Paris 06h27
Last train Paris 20h25
First train Milan 06h00
Last train Milan 23h05
Trains per day

4

Train company TGV
Station Paris Paris Gare de Lyon
Station Milan Milano Porta Garibaldi

*TGV = 3 months (tickets for the summer are available from February)

Timetable, route and costs

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The first train leaves at 06h27 from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi, the last train leaves at 20h25. The journey time is 7 hours and 9 minutes between the two cities. Each day around 4 trains run between Paris and Milan. Here, at HappyRail, you can buy all cheap train tickets from Paris to Milan!

Costs / Prices 

If you book early the cheapest fares for trains from Milan to Paris start at € 59. If you wait to the last moment ticket prices rise to app. € 110-160

Sleeper / Overnight trains 

Everyday the Thello night trains runs from Milan to Paris (starts in Venice)   

Scenery 

The route from Milan to Paris is spectacular in the Alps - the railway track runs for a long time besides a river, passing very high mountains. The crossing of the Alps takes hours, he major reason this trip takes so long, but the scenery makes up to it. 

Travel by TGV

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation included
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Power sockets at seats on some TGV-services
     

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale

  • TGV - More info and photo's 

France by train - Train tickets & info

Tips and tricks to book cheap train tickets France

  • Book as early as possible, tickets are available three months in advance (tickets for the summer can be booked from February) Train tickets can be three times as cheap if they are booked in advance

  • If possible, avoid trains during rush hour and TGV's used by Parisians for "weekend breaks" to travel to the country side

  • If tickets are sold out or very expensive, you could try to buy tickets to a destination nearby and from there to your final destination

  • Sometimes regionals trains are much cheaper than TGV-trains, but often the travel time is much longer

  • Travel on very early trains or late in the evening is often the cheapest option, except for some busy routes, like Paris to London

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Paris Gare de Lyon - Info

Railway station Paris 

Paris Gare de Lyon is one of the seven major stations in Paris. It is the departure station of the TGV to Lyon, Marseille, Avignon, Montpellier, Zurich, Geneve and Milan. 

Nearby the station are some fine and affordable hotels. Around the station you will find a lot of restaurants and bistro's. In the station you can use the free Wifi. 

Facilities

  • Wifi: free, but limited 
  • Lockers: 06h15-22h00 
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, not recommended

To the Eiffel Tower

  • Walking: 1h24
  • Bike: 25 minutes, very cheap free city bike at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 35 minutes, RER C
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To the Louvre

  • Walking: 45 minutes
  • Bike: 18 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 16 minutes, Metro 1
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de Nord 

  • Walking: 55 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 7 minutes, RER D
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare Montparnasse 

  • Walking: 1 hour
  • Bike: 25 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 14 minutes, Metro 6 
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de l'Est  

  • Walking: 50 minutes
  • Bike: 16 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 14 minutes, Metro 4 and RER D
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare d'Austerlitz   

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 2 minutes, Metro 5
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

 

 

Paris Gare de Lyon - Hotels near the station

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  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
Cheap hotels near Paris Gare deLyon - Trains to Paris

Hotel Palym***

Opposite Paris Gare de Lyon. Classic hotel with modern and fancy rooms. Affordable.
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Hotel OFF Paris Seine****

Floating hotel, catamaran with swiming pool. Look over the Seine from your window. 
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Hotel Jules Cesar***

400m from the station. Typical Parisien hotel, simple, but comfortable. Rating 7+
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Paris Gare de Lyon - Rental cars

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Milano Centrale - Info

Railway Station Milan

The name of the main station of Milan is Milano Centrale. The station is 3 kilometers from the main cathedral (Duomo) and is one the largest stations in Europe. The station has lockers to store luggage during the day.    

Facilities

  • Wifi: yes, hotspot 
  • Lockers: yes, 6am-11pm
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre 

  • Walking: 35 minutes
  • Bike: -
  • Subway: M3, 12 minutes
  • Bus: - 
  • Tram: -
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

Milano Centrale - Hotels near the station

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• Walking distance from the train station • Rating: 8+
Hotel near the railway station

Hotel Ada

Located a few steps from Milano Centrale Train Station, Hotel Ada offers accommodation with free WiFi in Milan. Guests can enjoy a drink at the on-site bar.
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Hotel near the railway station

Esco Hotel Milano

Esco Boutique Hotel is located less than a 5-minute walk from Milano Centrale Train Station, which offers links to the entire city centre and all airports. The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi.

Each classic-style room features a flat-screen TV, desk and tiled floor. The private bathroom is complete with a hairdryer and free toiletries.
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Milano Centrale - Rental cars

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Rental Cars

Rental car companies, among others: Greenmotion, B-Rent, Sicily By Car.