The train from Milan to Bergamo is the best way to travel between the two cities. Hourly regional trains leaving from Milan Centrale serve this 60-kilometre route. This short journey isn't very scenic, but on a clear day you’ll have a good view of the hills behind Bergamo as you approach the city.
There is no need to book tickets well in advance as prices stay the same whether you book weeks in advance or immediately prior to travel. Tickets for this journey go on sale about two months in advance.
There is an alternative but slower train service, following a different route, which leaves from Milan Porta Garibaldi station for Bergamo.
Milan to Bergamo
Regional trains to Bergamo leave from both the centrally located Milan Centrale and from Milan Porta Garibaldi station, generally once each hour from each station. Just choose the station which is more convenient for your itinerary. Trains from Milan Centrale bound for Bergamo make just three stops along the way, taking 48 minutes for the journey. Services from Porta Garibaldi take about 25 minutes longer for the run to Bergamo, making nine intermediate stops along the way. Whichever train you choose, you’ll arrive in Bergamo at the city’s railway station on Piazza Marconi, a short walk south-east of the city centre.