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Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

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  1. Cheapest price £25.50
  2. 30 day advance £43.50
  3. 7 day advance £48.00
  • First train
    06:11
  • Last train
    19:14
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 5m

Travel from Paris to Milan by day on a high-speed TGV service or opt for an overnight service run by Thello. Click on the appropriate tab below to find out more about your preferred option.

  1. It is easy to travel by train from Paris to Milan. There is an overnight option, using the Thello night train from Paris to Milan. Yet many travellers prefer doing the journey entirely by day, using the direct TGV service which links the two cities three times each day.

    Leaving Paris, the train travels through Burgundy and the Alps, then crosses Piedmont at a slower pace. The train stops in Turin before continuing to Milan.

    Bookings for this route normally open four months in advance. It is a key business route and booking at the last minute likely means higher fares. Book well in advance for the cheapest tickets.

    Paris to Milan

    Paris to Milan

    Fast TGV trains leave the Gare de Lyon in Paris three times each day for Milan, taking just over 7 hours for the journey. These direct services to Italy speed south from the French capital, cutting through Burgundy to reach their first stop in Lyon. Thereafter the pace slows as the landscape becomes more mountainous.

    All trains on this route stop at Chambéry and Modane before entering Italy, where the train then makes two stops - at Bardonecchia and Oulx. Then it's on to Milan with a stop along the way at Turin.

  2. Travelling by train from London to Milan is very simple. You can make the entire journey by day, but the following overnight option is useful.

    The night train from Paris to Milan is run by Thello; it leaves the French capital every evening bound for Venice. You have a choice of couchette or sleeping berth on this night train. The latter is much more comfortable for the 10-hour journey.

    The night train’s first stop in Italy is Milan Centrale. Arrival is at six in the morning, so you’ll have to awake bright and early ready to alight. Whichever way you choose to travel from Paris to Milan, you’ll find that bookings on this route normally open about four months prior to travel. Book early for the cheapest tickets.

    Paris to Milan (night train)

    Paris to Milan (night train)

    The Thello overnight train from Paris to Milan departs from the Gare de Lyon in Paris. In the early hours, the train runs along the shore of Lake Geneva with – on a clear night – beautiful views of the Alps. There is a glorious moment in the morning when the train skirts the edge of Lake Maggiore.

    There is just one scheduled stop in France (at Dijon) to pick up passengers, and no station stops on the overnight run across Switzerland. In the morning the train stops at Milan, before continuing to Verona, Padua and Venice.

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