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Prices explained

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.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price $9.72
  2. 30 day advance $47.25
  3. 7 day advance $57.90
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  1. The trains from Rome to Milan are fast, frequent and reliable. The fastest trains between Italy’s two largest cities take just under 3 hours, using modern high-speed rail lines for the entire length of the 570-kilometre journey.

    At least three trains each hour speed north from Rome to Milan. At peak times, there may be as many as five trains each hour on this prime business route. Two companies compete on the stretch: NTV Italo and Trenitalia. Trenitalia have the edge when it comes to the number of trains and bookings open four months prior to travel. NTV Italo trains are less frequent, but have the advantage that tickets can often be booked as long as six months in advance. Book early for the cheapest tickets.

    During the first part of the journey there are lovely views of the Tiber and Arno Valleys on the run north out of the Italian capital. This changes beyond Florence where the stretch from Florence to Bologna is almost entirely in tunnels. From Bologna trains travel north-west across the North Italian Plain to reach Milan.


    Rome to Milan

    Most trains to Milan take in two of Rome’s three main stations upon departure: Tiburtina and Termini. In Milan, all fast trains from Rome arrive at Milan Centrale station. These include the premium Frecciarossa Trenitalia and the high-speed Italo services which run non-stop from Roma Termini to Milan in just under three hours. Some of these trains also serve Milan Rogoredo station.

    Whichever departure or arrival stations you choose, the journey from Rome to Milan offers a chance to experience European high-speed rail travel at its very best – and that applies to both the NTV Italo and the Trenitalia services on this key route.

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