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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.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

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  1. Cheapest Price $103.50
  2. 30 day advance $216.64
  3. 7 day advance $234.64
  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    20:31
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    10hr 40m

Travelling from London to Milan by train

Fast trains from London to Milan take around 10 hours and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 961 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Milan.

Are there direct trains from London to Milan?

Journeys between London and Milan usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 22 departures on the route from London to Milan every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 24 departures.

How long is the train journey from London to Milan?

The London to Milan train travel time is normally about 10 hours and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the London to Milan train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Milan is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:40 and the last train is around 20:01. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:18, and the last at 20:31.

What's the London to Milan train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Milan are $103.50.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $216 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $234. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book London to Milan train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from London to Milan by train.

Which train companies operate between London and Milan?

More than one train company operates on the route from London to Milan, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • EuroCity
  • Eurostar
  • Frecciabianca
  • Frecciarossa
  • Frecciarossa 1000
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • Intercités de Nuit
  • Italo
  • Regionale
  • Regionale Veloce
  • TGV
  • Thalys
  • Thello
  • Train Express Regional

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Train travel from London to Milan starts with a Eurostar journey to Paris, continuing with either a daytime TGV or a Thello night train. Both require a change of stations in Paris. Click on the appropriate tab below to find out more about your preferred route.

  1. It is easy to travel by train from London to Milan. There is an overnight option, using the Thello night train from Paris to Milan. But for those who prefer travelling entirely by day, the following route works well.

    You normally have a choice of two daily departures from London. You can of course break your journey in Paris, either just for lunch or for an overnight stay. The French city of Chambéry is also an excellent mid-point to break rail journeys between London and northern Italy.

    Start by taking a Eurostar to Paris. In the French capital you’ll need to change stations to connect onto a high-speed French TGV train to Milan. That train sweeps through Burgundy and the Alps and then crosses Piedmont at a slower pace. It stops in Turin before continuing to Milan.

    London to Paris

    The first part of the journey from London sweeps through Thameside landscapes and rural Kent to reach the Channel Tunnel. Little more than an hour after leaving London you'll already be in northern France, tracking south through Flanders fields towards Paris.

    Remember to factor in at least half an hour for Eurostar's airline-style baggage check prior to boarding your train. There is a luggage and body scan and you'll be asked to show your passport. There are no restrictions on taking liquids on board Eurostar trains.

    Paris interchange: Paris Nord to Paris Lyon

    When you alight from the train at Gare du Nord look for signs to the Metro and RER. Once you've bought a ticket follow the signs to 'RER D', direction 'Melun' or 'Malesherbes'. So long as you're heading in the right direction, all the trains on this line stop at Gare de Lyon. The actual train journey takes around 10 mins with just one stop on the way at Châtelet-les-Halles. Upon alighting from the RER train at Gare de Lyon, follow the signs to the mainline station. The signs read 'Accès aux trains Grandes Lignes'. The whole journey from the concourse at Gare du Nord to the mainline departure platforms at Gare de Lyon will normally take about 40 mins but we recommend leaving at least 50 mins.

    If you are arriving at Gare du Nord from London, bear in mind that you can buy Paris Métro tickets at the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras and on board the Eurostar train. Similarly, passengers arriving at the Gare du Nord on Thalys trains from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands can buy Metro tickets on the train (at the Thalys Bar). Although universally referred to as Métro tickets, they are in fact valid on RER trains too.

    Paris to Milan

    Fast TGV trains 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. The journey by train from London to Milan is very simple, requiring just a change of train (and station) in Paris. You can make the journey entirely by day, but the following overnight option is very useful.

    To connect with the overnight train from Paris to Italy, you’ll need to take an afternoon Eurostar service from London to Paris. The night train is run by Thello, and 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.

    The night train’s first stop in Italy is Milan Centrale. It arrives at six in the morning, so you’ll have to awake bright and early ready to alight.

    London to Paris

    The first part of the journey from London sweeps through Thameside landscapes and rural Kent to reach the Channel Tunnel. Little more than an hour after leaving London you'll already be in northern France, tracking south through Flanders fields towards Paris.

    Remember to factor in at least half an hour for Eurostar's airline-style baggage check prior to boarding your train. There is a luggage and body scan and you'll be asked to show your passport. There are no restrictions on taking liquids on board Eurostar trains.

    Paris interchange: Paris Nord to Paris Lyon

    When you alight from the train at Gare du Nord look for signs to the Metro and RER. Once you've bought a ticket follow the signs to 'RER D', direction 'Melun' or 'Malesherbes'. So long as you're heading in the right direction, all the trains on this line stop at Gare de Lyon. The actual train journey takes around 10 mins with just one stop on the way at Châtelet-les-Halles. Upon alighting from the RER train at Gare de Lyon, follow the signs to the mainline station. The signs read 'Accès aux trains Grandes Lignes'. The whole journey from the concourse at Gare du Nord to the mainline departure platforms at Gare de Lyon will normally take about 40 mins but we recommend leaving at least 50 mins.

    If you are arriving at Gare du Nord from London, bear in mind that you can buy Paris Métro tickets at the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras and on board the Eurostar train. Similarly, passengers arriving at the Gare du Nord on Thalys trains from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands can buy Metro tickets on the train (at the Thalys Bar). Although universally referred to as Métro tickets, they are in fact valid on RER trains too.

    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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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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