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How to get from Venice to Milan by train

The floating city of Venice and shopping capital Milan are two of Italy's most popular cities. Traveling between them by train is both easy and quick. Here's everything you need to know to make this journey for yourself.

Video train route Milan - Venice

Train options for Venice to Milan

Map with train route Venice to Milan


High-speed train Regional train

Travel time

2hrs 25 minutes 5hrs 5 minutes

Seat reservations

Mandatory Not required


Venezia S. Lucia -
Milano Centrale
Venezia S. Lucia -
Milano Centrale

Traveling by high-speed train

    Italian high-speed train in Venice
Italian high-speed train in Venice

The fastest and most comfortable way to travel from Venice to Milan is by taking the Le Frecce high-speed train. This modern and luxurious train will get you to your destination in only 2 hours and 25 minutes. For actual travel times, check out our timetable.

If you travel with a Eurail Pass, you don't need to buy a ticket and only pay a small reservation fee. We recommend you book your seats as far in advance as possible.

Traveling by regional train

    Italian regional train
Italian regional train

Taking a regional train from Venice to Milan means more travel time than by high-speed train. It also means you can stop along the way to discover some beautiful Italian cities like Padua, Bologna and Parma.

If you're looking to get inspired, check out our blog entry on traveling between Venice and Milan.

If you have a Eurail Pass, you don't need to buy a ticket. You can travel on this train for free and get on and off whenever you like.

Eurail Passes

Eurail Pass cover

The Eurail Pass is a train pass that lets you travel on nearly every train in Europe. It comes in all shapes and sizes, so you can pick the one that best fits your vacation plans. Check out our Eurail Passes.

If you're only looking to travel in Italy, the Eurail Italy Pass might be just the thing for you. Otherwise you can choose another pass and make this journey part of a larger, exciting European adventure!